Dr Alexandra Wu is a leading London geriatrician who specialises in diagnosing health problems in elderly people who are frail and who usually have numerous medical conditions which often complicate each other. Dr Alexandra Wu’s approach is holistic. She has been managing care for older generations at the Royal Free Hospital in London for 20 years now. She is currently the clinical director of Acute Medicine, Health Services for Elderly People and Respiratory Medicine within the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Part of her job role involves working in the medical assessment unit where she can see over 1600 elderly patients as emergency admissions each year. To care for these patients adequately, she collaborates with her colleagues in cardiology, hepatology, surgery and intensive care.
Dr Alexandra Wu completed her undergraduate training at the Royal Free School of Medicine, London and graduated in 1983. She undertook postgraduate medical training in Acute Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in London, completing her training in 1993 with a Lectureship and Honorary Senior Registrar rotation at St Bart’s Hospital, Homerton Hospital and Whipps Cross hospital. Dr Wu has dual accreditation in General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician, London in 2001.