Dr Deepa Alex

Lecturer (Practice)

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: deepa.alex@monash.edu
Tel: +603 5514 4937
Office: Room 4-4-21

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0948-2523

Profile Summary

Dr Deepa Alex is Lecturer (Practice) in Geriatrics at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia since May 2018. She completed her MBBS in 2010 and MD in Geriatric Medicine in 2014 from the Tamil Dr MGR Medical University, India. She subsequently obtained her MRCP (UK) in 2017, during she was attached to the Department of Geriatrics, University Malaya. She is a member of Indian Medical Council and Indian Association of Geriatrics.

Academic Qualification

  • MRCP UK, Royal College of Physicians, UK – 2017
  • MD Geriatrics, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Madras Medical College, India – 2014
  • MBBS, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Coimbatore Medical College, India – 2010

Affiliations

  • Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG)

Work Experience

Lecturer (Geriatrics) –2018 to present
Monash University

Clinical Attachment in Geriatric Medicine - 2016 to 2017
University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Resident in Geriatric Medicine - 2011 to 2014
Location: Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

House Officer - 2009 to 2010
Location: Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore, India

Research / Education Interest

Geriatrics, Falls, Aging, Elderly, Older adult issues, Geriatric education

Publications

Alex D, Khor HM, Chin AV, Hairi NN, Othman S, Khoo SP, Kamaruzzaman SB, Tan MP. Cross-sectional analysis of ethnic differences in fall prevalence in urban dwellers aged 55 years and over in the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research study. BMJ open. 2018 Jul 1;8(7):e019579.

Abstracts

Alex, D, Krishnaswamy, B “Association of Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome in Elderly”. Journal of Indian Academy of Geriatrics 13 Abstract 185, December 2013

Alex, D, Krishnaswamy, B “Efficacy of Monotherapy versus Combination Therapy in Isolated Systolic Hypertension”.  Medej (official e-journal of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University) Vol. 4 No. 2, March - April 2014

Presentations

  • First Prize Oral Presentation- “Factors Associated with Falls in Community-Dwellers aged 55 years and Over in the MELoR study”, Malaysian Congress of Geriatric Medicine-2-4th August 2018
  • Poster Presentation, “Prevalence of Falls Among Residents of the Klang Valley Aged 55 Years and Over in the MELoR Study” Alex D, Khor HM, Chin AV, Hairi NN, Cumming R, Kamaruzzaman SB, Tan MP, 13th National Geriatric Conference 17th - 18th August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Oral Presentation, “Association of Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome in Elderly” GERICON 2013, 13th – 15th December 2013, Chennai, India

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Volunteer Work

  • Helpage India (NGO), April 2011 to April 2014, Monthly Free Clinics at Retirements Homes, Chennai, India
  • Geriatric House Call Program, April 2011 to April 2014, Chennai, India