About The Life Centre
The Life Centre promotes integrated and holistic care for patients with lifestyle-related medical conditions, in particular patients suffering from eating disorders and obesity. We are a one-stop medical facility providing evidence-based treatment for lifestyle-related conditions, and empowers patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Dr Shanker Pasupathy
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (General Surgery)
Dr Shanker Pasupathy graduated from NUS in 1995 and was admitted as a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1999. After training in general and vascular surgery in Singapore, UK and Germany, he went on to complete a 1-year fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery in France, obtaining a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from the University of Strasbourg.
Upon his return to Singapore, he pioneered a number of complex keyhole procedures at the Singapore General Hospital, including laparoscopic-assisted aortic aneurysm repair, laparoscopic pancreatectomy, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Over the past decade, Dr Shanker has built up an extensive experience in keyhole surgery of the stomach, gallbladder and abdominal hernia.
Dr Shanker is the past president of the Singapore chapter of ELSA (Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia) and current president of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore. He lectures and conducts workshops in advanced keyhole surgery techniques locally and overseas. Dr Shanker is an international faculty member at the Asian Institute of Telesurgery (AITS), Taiwan.
Dr Peter Ting
MBBS MRCP (UK) MPH (Harvard) FACC (USA) FAMS
Dr. Ting is a senior consultant cardiologist with special interests in non-invasive imaging, management of heart valve disorders and coronary artery disease.
He also plans structured lifestyle therapy programs for patients to reverse or slow the progression of coronary artery disease, as well as treat other lifestyle-related conditions such has hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, thereby reducing reliance on prescription medications.
Dr. Ting studied medicine at the National University Singapore, graduating in 1999. He trained in internal medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians United Kingdom in 2002. He subsequently underwent specialty training in general cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore, and went on to receive subspecialty training in preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and adult echocardiography at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, one of the leading heart institutes in Canada.
He was trained in advanced echo techniques, gaining experience in the use of contrast echocardiography to enhance the accuracy of assessing heart function and diagnosing coronary artery narrowing. He also gained experience in the diagnosis and evaluation of valvular heart disorders using newer 3-D echocardiography techniques to aid planning and guiding of both surgical and minimally invasive treatments.
Dr. Ting has additional qualification in sports medicine from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is experienced in the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of cardiovascular diseases, as well as evaluating the performance of athletes. He is board member of ACSM’s global “Exercise is Medicine” initiative in Singapore.
Dr. Ting has mentored and taught medical residents, students, nurses and fellows. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at both local and international scientific meetings, where he has also been invited to speak regularly. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS graduate medical school, senior clinical tutor with Yong Loo Lin School of medicine, as well as core faculty for the Singhealth cardiology residency program at Singapore General Hospital.
Conditions that Dr Ting treat include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disorders, infections of the heart, adult congenital heart conditions, systolic and diastolic heart failure, heart muscle disorders (cardiomyopathies), disorders of the large blood vessels of the heart, irregularities in heart rhythm, e.g. atrial fibrillation, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and fatty liver, peripheral arterial disease, smoking dependence, pulmonary hypertension, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, cardiac tumours and disorders of the pericardium (external covering of the heart)
Ms Ma Xin Xiu
Bachelors in Food Science and Nutrition from Deakin University, (Australia)
Xinxiu is an experienced nutritionist, specializing in disease prevention and weight management. She has successfully helped many clients address their weight and metabolic issues, preventing the onset of chronic diseases.
As a member of Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association, with experience in both retail and clinical nutrition, Xin Xiu has a deep interest in preventive health management. She was able to help different people of all ages to achieve set goals.
1. Weight management and reduction
2. HbA1c lowering for diabetic patients
3. Cholesterol-lowering and management
4. Overall lifestyle modification for improved health
Xin Xiu works alongside senior consultant cardiologist, Dr Peter Ting, frequently, to help patients in preventing diseases early.