About Dr Shoba Iyer

Welcome to my website!

I have been working in the field of geriatric medicine since 2005.

I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1997, and completed my basic physician training in the Queen Elizabeth and Lyell McEwin Hospitals.

In 2004, I moved to Sydney, initially training to be a medical oncologist, but changed specialty in 2005 to geriatrics. I worked in many hospitals in Sydney including the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Repatriation Hospital, Canterbury Hospital, Westmead Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. These were very busy years, and I gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience during this time. I was supervised by excellent geriatricians during my  training, and learnt a lot by observing and spending time with them.

In 2006, I completed my Fellowship and worked as a staff specialist geriatrician in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from 2008 to 2011.

I returned to Adelaide to be closer to family in 2011, and was a locum geriatrician in the Royal Adelaide Hospital from 2011 to 2014. I started a part-time private practice in 2013.

I have been in full-time private practice since 2015, and currently work in several outpatient clinics.

I enjoy the challenges and complexities of my work. My areas of interest includes cognitive problems in the elderly, rationalising medication, acute care of the elderly, delirium, falls prevention and rehabilitation in the elderly.