Tuck Yean Yong began his research career in the 2000s at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (South Australia), working simultaneously in internal medicine and endocrinology. His early research focused on diabetes-related complications and target-organ damage in endocrine disorders.
Since 2008 he has been collaborating with colleagues in Flinders University looking into the role of microRNAs in kidney disease, cancers, preeclampsia and BK viral nephropathy. This work has led to a number of important discoveries of microRNA regulation in various disease states.
In parallel with this work, Tuck Yean Yong has made important contributions on clinical practice patterns. In particular he has worked on electrolyte disorders, clinical outcomes of acute medical units, medication prescription practice in geriatric patients, prognostic indicators and documentation of resuscitation orders among hospitalized patients.
Tuck Yean Yong is a specialist physician at the Flinders Hospital and adjunct senior lecturer at Flinders University, South Australia. He graduated in medicine at University of Adelaide (1999) and obtained his fellowship in general medicine from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) (2006). He has worked in the Southern Adelaide hospitals between 2007 and 2013. He has been involved in undergraduate medical education and is actively involved in the supervision of physician trainees. He has also been involved in assessing research projects by RACP advanced physician trainees in general medicine.
Tuck Yean Yong has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, co-author of “Passing the FRACP written examination”, received numerous awards and prizes. He has also been involved regularly in reviewing manuscripts for numerous internal medicine and geriatric journals. He is keen to promote publication of medical literature that improves patient care, research, and education in general internal medicine and hospital medicine.