After completing undergraduate medical studies at the University of North Sumatra (Indonesia), University of Sydney (Australia) and University of Wales, College of Medicine (UK), Arthur Tjandra embarked on post-graduate training by going through internal
medicine residency at the Singapore
General Hospital, training in various subspecialties in
medicine, upon which his anti-aging medicine practice is built.
Upon passing the American board certification examinations in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, as well as Aesthetic Medicine, he gained admission to a 2-year resident fellowship program in facial and body cosmetic surgery at the Institute of Plastic Surgery Singapore (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) under the mentorship of Professor Fong Poh Him, a world-renowned plastic surgeon and fellowship director of the Institute of Plastic Surgery Singapore (IPSS), as well as at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Upon completion of this 2-year fellowship program, he returned to Medan to found Elixir de Vie, after which he embarked on another 2 years of part-time fellowship attachment at IPSS and The Heal Medical Group. During this period of time, he split his time equally between Medan and Singapore, spending 2 weeks in each city every month.
Upon completion of 2 years of full-time and another 2 years of part-time facial and body cosmetic surgery fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Fong Poh Him at the Institute of Plastic Surgery Singapore, the International College of Surgeons awarded Arthur Tjandra the title of Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on 8 April 2011. He is probably the ONLY medical doctor in the world who has trained in internal medicine, anti-aging medicine, sports medicine and cosmetic surgery!
Having been overweight at one point of time, Arthur Tjandra transformed his own body in 2004, experimenting with various methods of diets and since then has worked with many others to help them achieve the same. Utilizing the knowledge he obtained while training to be a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Sports Nutritionist, he specializes in working with those who suffer from obesity as well as underweight clients who wish to pack on a few more pounds of lean body mass. He also devises various signature anti-aging exercise programs, and has helped many elderly clients to regain their youth and vitality. He proves that it is possible to halt and even reverse the aging process by a combination of healthy diet, exercise, dietary and nutritional supplements, as well as hormone replacement therapy. Arthur Tjandra could hardly run 100 m without stopping prior to 2004. Currently, he competes regularly in duathlons, triathlons, half-marathons and marathons.
Above pictures: Dr Arthur Tjandra while working and training at various cosmetic and plastic surgery centers in Singapore, Paris and New York City between 2000 and 2009.
Arthur Tjandra has special interest in the field of aging
and aging-related illnesses. He believes in prevention and
early intervention. Having worked in almost all medical sub-specialties
(internal medicine, renal medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology,
oncology, hematology, psychiatry, neurology, respiratory
and critical care medicine, endocrinology, emergency medicine,
geriatric medicine and rehabilitation medicine), he believes
in a holistic approach in the management of his patients in
the practice of anti-aging medicine. He applies what is often
a complex combination of medical specialties -- endocrinology,
neurology, cardiology, nutrition, exercise science, psychiatry,
sexuality, life changing behavior techniques, spirituality
-- and others depending on each individual patient's needs
During his stints in three intensive care units (cardiac, medical and neurology) and caring for the critically ill, Arthur Tjandra observed numerous unnecessary deaths and diseases as a result of unhealthy "modern" lifestyle. Arthur Tjandra also observed that a lot of focus has been placed on the treatment of diseases but little has been done to educate the public on preventive medicine. He decided, thus, to set up a free information portal for the public, ANTI-AGEING.SG, which he funded himself.
Arthur Tjandra has handpicked a select group of renowned medical professionals who are experienced in the management of ageing-related diseases as well as experts in their respective sub-specialties, to contribute review articles to ANTI-AGEING.SG.
Above pictures: Dr Arthur Tjandra after his own "self-transformation"