Acute Care Team at Singapore Diabetic Foot Centre
BSc. Hons. Cardiff (UK)
Member of U.K. Healthcare Professions Council and SCPOD
Spoken Languages: English, Malay
Clinical Interests: Diabetic wound care, Geriatric foot care
Consults at: Orchard branch & Novena branch
Ari is a licensed and registered podiatrist, graduated from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. For almost a decade Ari served as a podiatrist at the main specialist referral hospital in Brunei for before moving to Singapore. Ari Tria was one of the first four pioneer podiatrists in Brunei, she was fortunate to have had the opportunity to help shape and develop the podiatry profession in her country.
During her time in the main specialist referral hospital in Brunei, working closely with orthopaedic surgeons, endocrinologists and geriatric specialists, Ari handled daily complex cases such as leg and foot wound management related to diabetic complications. Ari also maintains a special interest in the management of high-risk patient care, including patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other underlying chronic conditions.
Over her 10 years of clinical experience, Ari is familiar with various podiatric clinical settings, including the U.K. NHS clinical environment during her pre-registration clinical training. In the UK, Ari spent the majority of her clinical training within the Welsh NHS Heath Hospital, Cardiff. In Brunei, Ari held both clinical and senior administrative roles at the Ministry of Health Brunei.
Apart from being responsible with the supervision of undergraduate podiatry students in the Bruneian Hospital, Ari has lectured to post-graduate medical doctors, nurses, and other allied health professionals on foot and ankle management.
Being a keen health educator, Ari was often invited to radio and TV talk shows educating the public on general foot health. Ari regularly contributed her time and skills as a volunteer-podiatrist for the Special Olympics Asia Pacific (Brunei) under the “Fit-Feet” programme, to promote proper foot health among children with learning disabilities. Now as a Senior Clinician with East Coast Podiatry in Singapore, Ari pursues her dream of co-pioneering a diabetic foot care service of world-class standards.
“Amputations caused by diabetes can be prevented through dedicated, professional and specialised care”