Dr Abby Pei Shih Hoo
I earned my MBBS degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009 and obtained my MRCP (UK ) in 2018 .I then pursued my neurology subspecialty training from 2022.
Dr Ahmad Rithauddin Mohamed
Dr Ahmad Rithauddin Mohamed is a paediatric neurologist working at the Women and Children’s Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He obtained his medical degree from University College London in 1997 and membership of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) in 2003. He received his training in paediatric neurology and epilepsy at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He now heads the paediatric neurology unit in Hospital Tunku Azizah Kuala Lumpur and is actively involved in training and research.
Assoc Prof Dr Ai Huey Tan
Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist
Dr. Ai-Huey Tan (MD, PhD, FRCP Edin) is an Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist at the University of Malaya. She is the current Secretary of the Malaysian Movement Disorders Council, and an Executive Committee member of the Asian-Oceanian section of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS). More recently, she has been appointed as a Section Editor for the Parkinsonism and Related Disorders Journal.
Dr Alina Arulsamy
Dr Alina Arulsamy is a lecturer of Neuroscience at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Monash University Malaysia. She has completed her BSc (Hons) at Monash University Malaysia, and was awarded with her PhD from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2019 under the Cognitive Ageing and Neurodegenerative Diseases Lab (CANDL). Her main expertise lies in traumatic brain injury, epilepsy and animal behaviour research. She has also ventured into other research areas such as neurodegenerative diseases and the role of the gut microbiota in neurological disorders. She was the secretariat for the previous Malaysian Epilepsy Congress 2021 and the 34th MSPP Scientific Meeting 2021. She is currently an Ex-Co member of the Epilepsy Council of Malaysia and the secretariat for the Malaysian Epilepsy Society.
Assoc Prof Dr Anwar Norazit
Dr Anwar Norazit is an associate professor from the Department of Biomedical Science, and also the Deputy Head for the Central Unit for Advanced Research Imaging (CENTUARI), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. His research interest includes neurodegenerative disorders, neurocircuitry, neurodeveloment and drug discovery. He is currently looking at the role of GDNF on the Brain-Gut Axis in the zebrafish model for Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Ashikin Mohd Nordin
Lecturer & Paediatrician
A pediatrician with a strong passion in serving children and their families. I have a total of 9 years of experience working in the Ministry of Health and subsequently worked as a pediatrician and lecturer in private practice. | recently completed a 1 year fellowship in the Community and Child Health Centre, Royal Children Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. I also have a keen interest in the development of young doctors, hence have also taken on the role of a lecturer involved in the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate medical students. I believe in the importance of continuous medical education and self-development to improve service delivery and to be a more effective leader. I am currently a lecturer in University of Cyberjaya, and a visiting pediatrician at Annur Specialist Hospital and Avicenna Women & Children Hospital.
Dr Bih Hwa Ching
Consultant Development Paediatrician
Dr Ching is currently working as a consultant developmental paediatrician at Regency Specialist Hospital, Johor Bahru. She qualified with a basic medical degree from the University of Malaya, in 2004, and obtained her membership from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, United Kingdom in 2010. Subsequently she pursued her interest in Developmental Paediatrics in Paediatric Institute, Kuala Lumpur Hospital in 2013 and Child Development Center, National University of Malaysia in 2014. She completed her fellowship in Development and Behavioural Paediatrics at Child Development Unit, National University Hospital, Singapore in 2016. She returned to Malaysia in July 2016 and has set up child development services in Sultan Ismail Hospital since then. Dr. Ching has special interest in parental training and has been working collaboratively with parents since she started her services in Sultan Ismail Hospital. She initiated group therapy with allied health professionals, working on executive function for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, as wellas social skills and social thinking for children with mild autism spectrum disorder.
Dr Boon Chuan Lim
I am a Developmental Paediatrician currently working in Sarawak General Hospital. I deal with young people with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy. I have been actively involved in conferences and hold a few important roles both in Ministry of Health as well as in NGOs.
Dr Chai Soon Khoo
A Developmental Paediatrician working in Sarawak General Hospital. I obtained my fellowship through my training in Child Development Centre, Penang and Hospital Tunku Azizah, and the Centre for Community Child Health in Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Besides working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders (Global Developmental Delay, Autism, ADHD, Learning Difficulties and Specific Learning Disorders). I have interest in managing excessive screen time, encopresis and constipation issues in neurotypical children.
Dr Charlotte Jane Joseph
Dr. Charlotte Jane Joseph is a Developmental Paediatrician based at Hospital Tunku Azizah. She has served the Ministry of Health for more than 20 years and has worked in both East and several states in West Malaysia. Dr Charlotte has attained both her membership and fellowship in the UK. She is currently the advisor for Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia.
Emeritus Prof Dr Chong Tin Tan
Emeritus Professor Tan, Neurology Division, University of Malaya. His training in Neurology included the Institute of Neurology, London. His main interests are in epilepsy and CNS infection / neuroimmunology. He is past Vice-President of ILAE, Chair of ILAE-AO and ASEPA. He is currently Editor-in-Chief, Neurology Asia.
Prof Dr Choong Yi Fong
Senior Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Professor Dr Choong Yi Fong is a medical graduate from the University of Nottingham, UK. He trained in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology in the UK. His UK Paediatric Neurology training includes working in tertiary Neurology units at Great Ormond Street Hospital London, Evelina Children’s Hospital London and Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital. He had further subspecialty paediatric epilepsy fellowship training in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia. He is currently Professor and Senior Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is head of the Paediatric Neurology division and oversees the video-EEG monitoring unit.
Dr Cindy Su Huay Chan
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Dr Cindy Chan Su Huay is a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician at Sunway Medical Centre. Her subspecialty training in Developmental Paediatrics was in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, and HUKM, followed by a Fellowship in Developmental Medicine and Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia in 2014. Thereafter, Dr Cindy served as a Developmental Paediatrician in the Women and Children’s Hospital KL until 2020 before she joined Sunway Medical Centre. Dr Cindy provides assessment and management across a wide range of childhood developmental and behavioural issues. Her areas of special interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Differences and complex physical-behavioural disabilities. Dr Cindy takes a personalised and practical approach when working with families and other health professionals to help children achieve the best that they can.
Dr Dianah Hadi
Dr Dianah Hadi received her medical training from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She continued with paediatric training and worked as a general pediatrician after obtaining her Members of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH). She pursued subspecialty training in paediatric neurology and did a year attachment in paediatric movement disorder at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.
Dr Elyssa Majawit
Dr Elyssa Majawit is a paediatric neurologist currently working at the Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital. She was conferred her medical degree by the National University of Ireland in 2008. She became a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics in 2014. Dr. Majawit joined the paediatric neurology fraternity in 2020 as a fellow. She has a keen interest in childhood epilepsy and has recently completed her fellowship in epilepsy at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
Assoc Prof Dr Faizah Mohd Zaki
Senior Consultant Pediatric Radiologist
Dr Faizah Mohd Zaki is a senior consultant in pediatric radiology and a medical lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Faculty of Medicine and Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) UKM. She is also the Head of Radiology and Intervention Services at UKM Children's Specialist Hospital (HPKK) UKM. She graduated from Faculty of Medicine UKM in 2002 and later was awarded the Master of Radiology (UKM) in 2009. Subsequently, she completed her sub-specialty training for 1 year each in pediatric neuroradiology and general pediatric radiology at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada. She has a deep interest in pediatric neuroradiology, head & neck radiology, and pediatric oncoradiology.
Dr Farah Wahida Suhaimi
Dr. Farah Wahida Suhaimi is currently working as a senior lecturer at the Centre for Drug Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her research focuses on the use of psychoactive substances including kratom and their effects on cognitive behaviours using the rodent model. She is also interested in how psychoactive substances modulate or alter brain mechanisms and functions.
Dr Hock Sin Heng
Consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Neurologist
Dr. Heng Hock Sin is a highly regarded Consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Neurologist at Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital. With an extensive medical background, including an MBBS from the University of Malaya and postgraduate qualifications, such as a Master of Paediatrics and MRCPCH (UK), he has become a leading specialist in pediatric care and neurology. Dr. Hock Sin's international experience includes a prestigious fellowship in Paediatric Neurology, where he trained at renowned institutions in Malaysia and the UK. He is recognized as a registered specialist in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology in Malaysia's National Specialist Registry, cementing his status as an authority in pediatric healthcare and neurology.
Assoc Prof Dr Hsiang Yu Yu
Dr. Hsiang-Yu Yu is the section chief of the Epilepsy Section in the Neurologic Institute of Taipei Veterans General Hospital and associate professor at National Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University. She is the past president of the Taiwan Epilepsy Society, secretary general of the Taiwan Neurological Society, and board member of the Taiwan Neurocritical Care Society as well as the Asian Epilepsy Surgery Congress. Dr. Yu has an active interest in women’s issues, epilepsy surgery, neuromodulation, and intracranial EEG and published her works in journals of associated fields.
Prof Dr Hui Jan Tan
Senior Consultant Neurologist and Physician
Dr Tan Hui Jan is currently the Head of Neurology Unit, Department of Medicine, UKM. She obtained her undergraduate and Masters in Internal Medicine from UKM before pursuing her neurology training in St Vincent’s Health, Melbourne. She is part of the Committee for the National Specialist Registry in Neurology and the panel for the Neurology Training Exit Viva. She is actively involved in the teaching and supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and neurology training.
Prof Dato Dr Hussain Iman bin Muhamad Ismail
Elected Member of Malaysia Medical Council
Professor Dato' Dr. Hussain Imam is a distinguished figure in the field of pediatrics in Malaysia. He obtained his medical education from the University of Malaya in 1980 and went on to achieve various postgraduate qualifications, including memberships and fellowships in prestigious medical institutions. Throughout his career, he held key roles in hospitals across Malaysia, specializing in pediatric care and neurology. Notably, he served as the Head of Paediatric Services in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and as a Professor of Pediatrics at RCSI UCD Malaysia Campus in Penang. His contributions have been recognized with honors from both state and federal authorities, and he continues to make a significant impact on healthcare as an elected member of the Malaysia Medical Council.
Dr Idrish Ali
Dr Idrish Ali’s research relates to understanding the neurobiology of acquired epilepsy using preclinical models specially focusing on Brain inflammation. His goal is to applying imaging techniques to measure brain inflammation as biomarker for predicting development of epilepsy following a brain insult. In addition, he aims to apply pharmacological and genetic techniques to modify brain inflammation as a strategy to inhibit development of epilepsy post-brain insult.
Dr Jasminder Kaur Amarjit Singh
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Dr. Jasminder Kaur is a consultant developmental paediatrician who is currently working at Gleneagles Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur. She graduated from the International Medical University in year 2006 and went on to complete her speciality training in paediatrics in year 2014. Her special interest in children with neurodevelopmental disorders led Dr. Jasminder Kaur to complete a Fellowship in Developmental Paediatric at McMaster University in Canada. Dr. Jasminder Kaur is known as a strong advocate for her patients, a team leader and a life-long learner with a passion for making things happen.
Dr Jen Ern Tan
Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Tan Jen Ern is a paediatric neurologist who heads the Neurology Unit at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital (HPKK UKM).
Dr Julia Shahnaz Merican
Dr Junaida Mohd Nawi
I work at Child Development clinic, Paediatric Department, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. I did my fellowship training at Penang General Hospital, Hospital Tunku Azizah, Kuala Lumpur and finally at National University Hospital, Singapore. At this moment, my clinic receive referrals from East Coast region mainly Kelantan and also from Terengganu and Pahang.
Assoc Prof Dr Juriza Ismail
Retired Senior Consultant Pediatrician
Dr Juriza is currently a retired senior consultant pediatrician and developmental pediatrician. She received her MBBS from University Malaya in 1992 She completed her masters in Paediatrics (UKM) in 2000 and subsequently joined the department of Paediatrics UKM as a lecturer until January 2022. Her last post in UKM was Associate Professor. She and a few colleagues initiated the child development centre(CDC in the UKM Medical centre in the year 2002 catering for assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children with special need. Local training for Developmental Pediatrics subspeciality was initiated and subsequently significant numbers of developmental pediatricians were trained and more CDCs were established around the country. She spent a year after retirement working as Consultant developmental pediatrician at Child Development Unit in Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) ,Muscat ,Oman. She was given the task of drafting the curriculum for Fellowship of Developmental Pediatrics for Oman, which is still under approval. Her main interest is in early intervention and early brain development. Her research interests include autism spectrum disorder, feeding and sleep disorders, high risk infants follow up and had published multiple papers on the subjects.
Dr Jyh Yung Hor
Dr Jyh Yung Hor is a consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology, Penang General Hospital. His main clinical and research interest is in neuroimmunology. He is currently the secretary of the MSN Neuroimmunology & Neuroinfection Council, and a member of the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation for NMOSD.
Dr Kai Lin Gan
Dr Gan Kai Lin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After completing her paediatric training, she pursued her fellowship in developmental paediatrics in Hospital Sultan Ismail Johor Bahru, Hospital Tunku Azizah Kuala Lumpur and Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust Foundation, United Kingdom. She is currently running the child developmental clinic in Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah Muar, Johor.
Dr Kai Xin Gan
Dr Gan obtained her MRCPUK in 2019 and is a physician in Sarawak General Hospital since 2021. She is currently a first year neurology trainee at SGH.
Dr Kartikasalwah Abd Latif
Dr Kartikasalwah is a consultant neuroradiologist at Hospital Kuala Lumpur. She did her subspeciality fellowship training in diagnostic neuroradiology at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Queen's Square London, United Kingdom. Her field of interest is in advanced neuroimaging. Sheis an accredited trainer for Ministry of Health subspeciality program for diagnostic neuroradiology. She is actively involved in the multi-disciplinary clinical management team for refractory epilepsy surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and Neuroendocrine tumour board for the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and supervisor for a number of researches related to neuroimaging including pituitary tumour and multiple sclerosis. She has participated as a panel member for Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Management of Multiple Sclerosis, Ministry of Health and Acromegaly Consensus statement.
Dr Keng Hong Chhoa
Dr Chhoa is a consultant neuropsychiatrist working at Sarawak General Hospital and oversees the service expansion of neuropsychiatry service provision in the state of Sarawak. He obtained Fellowship of Neuropsychiatry from MOH and Melbourne, Australia with training at NEURON, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is one of the committee members for the development of the National Electroconvulsive Therapy Guideline and has special interest in epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, sleep medicine, neurostimulation and neuromodulation therapy.
Prof Dato Dr Khean Jin Goh
Professor Goh is Professor at the University of Malaya. After graduating from National University of Singapore, he trained in neurology in Singapore and in clinical neurophysiology and peripheral neurology at the University of Oxford where he was Commonwealth Fellow. His research interests are in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases. He is Executive Board Member of the Asian and Oceanian Myology Center (AOMC) and Associate Editor of the Neurology Asia journal.
Prof Dr Kheng Seang Lim
Prof Dr Lim Kheng Seang, a University of Malaya (Malaysia) graduate in 1999 with MRCP (UK), is a Professor of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, and a Consultant Neurologist specializing in epilepsy at the University of Malaya Medical Centre and University Malaya Specialist Centre, Malaysia. He has been trained at the University of Malaya for his neurology subspecialty training (2008), followed by fellowship training in Melbourne (2011) and Cleveland (2017) for epilepsy.
Dr Kok Yoon Chee
Dr Chee is the head of the Neuropsychiatry Program at the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He pursued the field of neuropsychiatry at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, in 2011. He completed a clinical attachment in traumatic brain injury and functional neurological disorders at the Lishman Unit in Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre at Queen Mary's Hospital, UK 2017. Dr Chee is one of the original committee members of the MOH Committee for Management of Patients with Pharmacologically Refractory Epilepsy.
Dr Limin Li
Dr Limin is a Pediatric Neurology Clinical Specialist at the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She is also a Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Medicine at University Malaya (UM). She has recently returned from Australia, having completed her 1-year subspecialty training in Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Following her training, Dr Limin is determined to set up her hospital’s pediatric neuromuscular service to improve the overall medical care of children at UMMC.
Dr Lip Yuen Teng
Dr Teng Lip Yuen is a paediatric neurologist working in Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban. He obtained membership of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) in 2016. He received his training in paediatric neurology in Hospital Tunku Azizah Kuala Lumpur and pursued further clinical fellowship in paediatric epilepsy at Severance Children’s Hospital, Seoul, South Korea. Dr Teng has special interests in paediatric epilepsy and ketogenic diet with publications of his works in journals of associated fields.
Assoc Prof Dr Michael Ling King Hwa
Developmental Neurogeneticist and an Associate Professor
Dr Michael KH Ling is a developmental neurogeneticist and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has an interest in the field of neurogenetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. He has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals with high-impact factors, such as Genome Research, Genome Biology, Cell Reports, Cerebral Cortex, Science Advances, Nucleic Acids Research and Nature Communications. He has also won various research (UPM R&D Silver Medal, best poster and oral presentations and travel grants) and academic (NSF, MIFRS, AFSI, UPMSTS, ASM-Lindau Foundation, IBRO/ISN Research Fellowship) awards throughout his early career as a neuroscientist. He spent about 4-year as the IBRO/ISN Research Fellow in Professor Bruce Yankner’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Dr Ling is an active member of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences and was the past Vice President and Honorary Treasurer of the society. He was also the Malaysian representative to the Governing Council of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) (2012-2019) and the Federation of Asia-Oceania Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) (2012-2017), two sister organizations that oversee the development of the neuroscience discipline in the world and Asia Pacific regions, respectively. He is elected council member of the Asia Pacific Neurochemistry Society (APSN) (2020-2024).
Dr Mohd Nor Azim Ab Patar
Mohd Nor Azim Ab Patar received his PhD in Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell Biology) from the University of Galway in Ireland, his MSc in Cellular Neurosciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and BSc in Biomedicine from the same university. He began working as a junior lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2018. His research interests involve using stem cell technologies to model central nervous system pathology. He is now working on identifying genetic changes in the IDH1, TP53, and CASP9 genes as novel biomarkers in glioma patients for the glioma in-dish model.
Dr Mohd Sufian Adenan
Dr Mohd Sufian bin Adenan, was born in Alor Setar. Received his undergraduate bachelor and master degree from University Malaya. Had been working in HKL neurology department since 2010 while doing his subspeciality training in neurology. Attended 2 preceptorship courses in Multiple Sclerosis in Barcelona, Spain and Melbourne, Australia in 2011/2012. A member for development group for first Malaysian CPG under Ministry of Health for Management of Multiple Sclerosis CPG 2013/2016. Received an opportunity to do fellowship training in management for Multiple Sclerosis in Western Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Medical Centre Australia 2015/2016. An active researcher industry sponsored research with experience as sub investigator/EDSS in Multiple Sclerosis or NMOSD and Primary Investigator for a Migraine research. Currently based in HKL as a neurologist and runs once a month Monday MS clinic since 2018.
Dr Muhammad Zulfadli Mehat
Dr. Muhammad Zulfadli Mehat is a senior lecturer in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM. He is currently the coordinator of eDU-PARK® at UPM. He received a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) from UPM, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science with a specialisation in Pharmacology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). His current research interests emphasize the realm of neuroscience research, specifically on the anti-neuroinflammatory and antioxidant aspects. His interest primarily revolves around the utilisation of natural products in both in vitro experiments using microglial cells and in vivo studies utilising an Alzheimer's Disease-like rat model. Muhammad Zulfadli has published in a number of peer-reviewed research publications, including the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. His research projects are funded by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has collaborated actively with other senior academics and researchers from both internal and external UPM, as well as with industrial partners, to further investigate the potential within his research area. In addition, Muhammad Zulfadli is a research leader for the University Research Group on cannabis and kratom research. He is one of the leaders in the Research Collaboration in Malaysia Small Animal Imaging Consortium project, which involves collaboration with five other research universities in Malaysia. Muhammad Zulfadli also serves as an exco-member of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences. He was a Chairman for MSN 2019 and participated in over thirty conference and workshop committees.
Assoc Prof Dr Muzaimi Mustapha
Muzaimi Mustapha is an Associate Professor in Medical Neuroscience at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), School of Medical Sciences, USM Health Campus, Kelantan. He completed his undergraduate medical and postgraduate research training for MBBCh/PhD degrees at Cardiff University and Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK. He is a co-founder and current Doctor of Neuroscience Programme Coordinator for USM mixed-mode graduate studies. He currently serves as Honorary Advisor for Basic Neuroscience Council, Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN), Governing Council Member for Malaysia at the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO), a panel member for Trainee Professional Development Award Selection Committee Society for Neuroscience (SfN, USA) and UNESCO Mentor Knowledge for Change (K4C), community-based participatory research at K4C@USM Hub. He formerly served as Chair of Basic Neuroscience Council (BNC) MSN (2016-2021), MSN Vice President (2018-2021) and Council Member of the Federation of Asia-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) (2016-2022). His area of scholarly interests and publications include brain rewards circuitry; cerebrovascular; neurocognition; and community neuroscience engagement.
Assoc Prof Dr Norazlin Kamal Nor
Consultant Paediatrician & Developmental Paediatrician
Associate Professor Dr. Norazlin Kamal Nor is a consultant developmental paediatrician who heads the Child Developmental Centre at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital (HPKK UKM).
Dr Nor Azni Yahaya
Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Nor Azni Yahaya is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric neurologist at Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu Kelantan. He qualified from National University of Ireland and completed paediatric neurology training in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom in 2008.
Dr Nurul Aqmar Mohamad Nor Hazalin
Dr. Nurul is a Research Fellow at the Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). She has a lot of interest in understanding the neurobehavioral and molecular changes associated with aging and neurodegenerative diseases. She is currently investigating the molecular changes in the brain regions associated with cognitive functions using state-of-the-art omics approaches. She is also interested in understanding the neuroprotective potential of natural products on cognitive functions of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia mouse models. Apart from that, she is also working on a project looking at the genetic cause underlying the neurological and rare diseases.
Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Pablo Casillas-Espinosa MD, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Fellow and Laboratory Head from the Department of Neuroscience, Monash University, and the Department of Neurology, Alfred Health. His laboratory focuses on finding novel biomarkers and treatments to prevent or modify the development of epilepsy after a brain injury, using transitional approaches from cells-animal models-patients, using advanced molecular biology, neuroimaging, and network medicine techniques.
Prof Dr Patrick Kwan
Professor of Neurology
Dr. Patrick Kwan is Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neuroscience, and Co-Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, a unique cross-faculty platform of Monash University that aims to accelerate the innovation and commercialization of medical technologies to improve health. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He was the Director, and is currently a consultant, of the Epilepsy Program at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, the largest epilepsy program in Australia. He holds honorary professorial appointments in multiple leading universities around the world. He has particular research interest in the outcomes, clinical pharmacology, genetics and pharmacogenetics of epilepsy, and the application of medical technologies for Precision and Personalized Medicine. He has published more than 330 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited for more than 30,000 times. H-index 72. He has continually held leadership positions at the International League Against Epilepsy since 2005, including chair of a task force that established the current definition of drug-resistant epilepsy, and Chair of the ILAE Medical Therapies Commission from 2013 to 2017.
Dr Pei Chiek Teh
Dr Teh Pei Chiek is currently a consultant neurologist in Damansara Specialist Hospital 2, Kuala Lumpur. He qualified with a medical degree from University Putra Malaysia in 2008 and obtained his Membership of Royal College Physician UK in 2013. He further obtained postgraduate qualification in Neurology from the Ministry of Health Malaysia and University College of London, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square in 2019. He successfully achieved the Specialty Certificate in Neurology from the Association of British Neurologists in the same year. Dr Teh is currently a council member of Malaysia Stroke Council and Movement Disorders Council, under Malaysia Society of Neurosciences. He was former Head of Neurology Unit in Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban until Feb 2023.
Assoc Prof Dr Pike See Cheah
Anatomist, Neuroscientist and Associate Professor
Dr. Pike-See Cheah is an Anatomist, Neuroscientist and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Universiti Putra Malaysia and her PhD in Human Anatomy from the National University of Malaysia. She then embarked on postdoctoral training in Neurobiology from the University of Adelaide and Centre for Cancer Biology, to identify and understand the function of causative genes for disorders of sexual development and neuropsychiatric diseases. She further widened her research experience in cancer biology, gene therapy, and extracellular vesicles at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA. She has published the research findings in high impact journals such as Cell, Molecular Psychiatry, Science Advances, Cerebral Cortex, Genome Biology and Cell Reports. Dr. Pike See is also dedicated to addressing today’s most pressing issues in Asia Pacific societies, such as brain health, gender inequality in scientific careers, and education for the youth from under-represented countries. She is the Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Committee of the International Brain Research Committee (APRC-IBRO), Council of International Neurochemistry Society (ISN), ex-vice president of MSN, to ensure that everyone from the scientific community can access, participate and benefit from global resources. She helps to disseminate global research and brain awareness through engagement activities and public communications within Asia Pacific region such as Brain Awareness Week Campaigns. She also actively advocates for career program to counter regional inequalities (gender imbalance), to promote diversity and inclusiveness (minorities and people with disabilities).
Dr Pin Fen Chua
Dr Chua holds a MD degree and a MSc in molecular pharmacology. After serving as a medical officer with the Ministry of Health, she is now a lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. She is currently doing her doctoral studies in neuroscience drug discovery. Her special interest is in developing cellular disease models to identify lead compounds for major neurological disorders.
Dr Poorani Anandakrishnan
Dr Poorani Anandakrishnanis currently the consultant paediatrician and paediatric neurologist serving in Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.Previously attached in Hospital Tunku Azizah Kuala Lumpur.She completed her paediatric neurology fellowship in the T.Y. Nelson Department of Neurology andNeurosurgery at The Children's Hospital atWestmead, Sydney in 2019.She has beenactivelyinvolved in research work and was the primary investigator for the STEER trial. Her main researchand passionliein the fields of neuromuscular conditions and neuro-disabilities, and has otherinterest include movement disorders and neuro-immunology.She is affiliated with the Malaysian Neuroscience Societyand the treasurer withChapter of ChildNeurology and Developmental Paediatrics, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK,Malaysian Paediatric Association, Wold Muscle Society and European Paediatric Neurology Society.She is working extensively with TREAT-NMD SMA Dataset Group UK andworking on the MalaysianSMA Registry. Shesits in the panel of experts for the WHO Western PacificCollaborativeGlobalNetwork for Rare Disease (CGN4RD).She is board reviewer for article submitted in the BMJ casereportsjournal.
Prof Dr Rabani Remli
Dr Rabani Remli is an Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, National University of Malaysia. She is also a Consultant Physician and Neurologist at the Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Kuala Lumpur. Dr Rabani received her medical degree from University of Sheffield , United Kingdom and completed her Doctor of internal medicine training at the National University of Malaysia. She was awarded a certificate of completion in Neurology Training in 2014 by the National Neurology Board, Malaysia. Her main interest is in the field of neuromuscular and neuroimmunology disorders. She is currently served as executive member of Malaysian society of neurosciences, chair of Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular council in Malaysia Society of Neurosciences and a committee member of Therapeutics Plasma Exchange Task Force Group. She is the author and co-author of peerreviewed articles published in local and international journals including Mulitple sclerosis, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology Asia.
Datuk Dr Raihanah Abd Khalid
Director of the Malaysian Neuroscience Foundation
Graduated from UKM, and further pursued specialisation by obtaining the MRCP ( UK), followed by Fellowship in Neurology and Epileptology ( Australia) in 1997. Head of Neurology HKL and Head of Neurology Services from 2001 till 2005. Past President of PEM, n Past Vice- President of MSN. Past Secretary of the Epilepsy Council, chapter under MSN. Now an Executive member of the Epilepsy Council, Director of the Malaysian Neuroscience Foundation, Chairperson of the JKKPKP for Neurology ( Jawatankuasa Kecil Penilaian Kepakaran Perubatan bagi bidang Neurologi).
Dr Raja Juanita Raja Lope
Consultant and Specialist in Developmental and General Paediatrics
Dr Raja Juanita practices in ReGen Rehabilitation Hospital and Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur as a developmental-behavioral paediatrician. She previously worked in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) from 2005-2014 as a lecturer and subsequently as an Associate Professor and head of the Child Development Centre (CDC) in UKM hospital. Dr Raja Juanita has been involved in numerous transdisciplinary services and projects including cleft lip and palate services; cochlear implantation, feeding therapy (current) and the establishment of the Genius Kurnia autism spectrum disorder school. She is currently on the MMA credentialing committee for subspecialists registration for developmental paediatrics and is an examiner for the membership of the Royal College of Peadiatrics and Child Health.
Dr Ranjini S Sivanesom
Consultant Paediatrician and Developmental Paediatrician
Dr.Ranjini S Sivanesom is a Consultant Paediatrician and Developmental Paediatrician at Hospital Tunku Azizah. She is the Head of Developmental Paediatrics subspecialty,KKM and Host Examiner for MRCPCH(UK) Clinical Examination at Hospital Tunku Azizah. Her interest is in managing children with neurodevelopmental disorders, learning and behavioural problems.
Emeritus Prof Dato’ Dr Raymond Azman Ali
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Emeritus Prof Dato’ Dr Raymond Azman Ali is Senior Consultant Neurologist at UiTM. He is the Chairman of the Epilepsy Council, MSN. He completed a doctoral thesis on Cerebral Cortical Dysgenesis in Adults with Epilepsy at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK in 1994. In 2019, he received the MSN Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr Raymond Yen Leong Tan
Dr Rozaida @ Poh Yuen Ying
Dr. Rozaida is a senior lecturer at Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, with a background in biochemistry. One of her research areas delves into the intricate world of traumatic brain injury and its potential therapeutic benefits, with a particular interest in the healing properties of Hericium erinaceus, commonly known as lion's mane mushroom. Her fascination with zebrafish as a model organism fuels her quest as she unravels the mysteries of the brain's resilience.
Dr Sangita Dharshini Terumalay
Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Neurologist
Dr Sangita is a Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Neurologist who is currently practising in Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara. She received her neurology training in Hospital Pulau Pinang, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Sick Kids Toronto. Her main area of interest is the study of the seizures in the immature brain and childhood epilepsy.
Dr Sathyabama Ramachandram
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Dr Sathyabama Ramachandram, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician at Paediatric Dept., Penang Hospital. Obtained MBBS from UM, MRCPCH (UK), Clinical Fellowship at Newcomen Centre for Neurodisability, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK. Established northern region Child Development Clinic at Penang Hospital from September 2013. MRCPCH examiner who is actively involved in training of Clinical Fellows, medical officers and medical students in Child Development Clinic, research activities and parent training on various problems related to children with developmental disabilities.
Assoc Prof Dr Satoshi Ogawa
Dr Satoshi Ogawa is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Monash University Malaysia. He received his BSc from Tokyo University of Fisheries, MSc from the University of Tokyo and PhD in Physiology from Nippon Medical School, Japan in 2006. His current research interest is the molecular and neural mechanisms underlying our decision-making process and its clinical implications for neurodevelopmental disorders.
Assoc Prof Dr Shalini Bhaskar
Head of the Neurology Unit at Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA in Puncak Alam
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shalini Bhaskar currently serves as the Head of the Neurology Unit at Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA in Puncak Alam. She holds qualifications that include an M.B.B.S. from Madras Medical College, a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and an Advanced Master of Medicine in Neurology, also from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Bhaskar has received specialized training in epilepsy at the Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Her international research contributions include serving as the Principal Investigator for the TICH-3 Study and exploring gluten sensitivity in epilepsy. Additionally, she has been a Co-Researcher in various other studies related to neurology. Dr. Bhaskar has authored articles in numerous peer-reviewed international and national journals, further contributing to the field of neurology.
Assoc Prof Dr Sharmili Vidyadaran
Head of the Neuroinflammation Group at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Sharmili Vidyadaran is Head of the Neuroinflammation Group at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from Imperial College in 2005 and went on to establish microglia research in her laboratory at UPM, focusing on cell culture approaches. She is on the Editorial Board of several journals, including the newly launched 'Immune System'. In her talk, Sharmili will highlight in vitro tools for studying microglia for the researcher keen to incorporate microglia research into their work.
Dr Sheena Yin Xin Tiong
Dr. Sheena Tiong is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya. Her research interest focuses on understanding anatomical characteristics of neurons and their connectivity in the mammalian central nervous system. She has successfully identified distinctive neuronal subpopulations in the cortical subplate and the spinal dorsal horn during her decade-long journey as a fundamental neuroscientist.
Dr Sheila Ong Ai Mei
Internal Medicine and Neurology
Dr. Sheila Ong Ai Mei is specializing in Internal Medicine and Neurology. She received her MD from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak in 2007 and obtained her MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, in 2013. Currently practicing at Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, she is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and contributing to advancements in the medical field. Her expertise and empathy make her a valued and respected healthcare practitioner.
Dr Sherrini Bazir Ahmad
Graduated from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. Had Neurology training from Frenchay Hospital Bristol, followed by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham UK and University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Completed training in Neurology and Epileptology from University of Malaya Currently practicing as Neurologist with special interest in Epilepsy in Subang Jaya Medical Centre Currently the President for Malaysian Epilepsy Society, an NGO society supporting caregivers and patients with epilepsy, helping to spread awareness to the general public on the illness. Also the executive member of Malaysian Epilepsy Council (under the umbrella body of Malaysian Society of Neurosciences, MSN), a professional organisation to educate and train young doctors, professionals and Neurology trainees on Epilepsy and related subject. A member of International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), an international organisation to support clinical, research work, and educate professionals and general public on epilepsy. Have chaired multiple National and local epilepsy awareness programme to the general public, schools teachers and young professionals as part of the programmes supported by Epilepsy Council and Persatuan Epilepsy Malaysia.
Dr Siik Kwong Chieng
Neurologist & General Physician
Dr. Siik Kwong Chieng is a highly qualified specialist in pediatric neurology, holding fellowships in the field from KKM and the UK. He is a member of prestigious medical institutions such as the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health in the UK. His impressive educational background includes a Master's in Medicine (Pediatrics) from the National University of Singapore and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) from the University Sains Malaysia. Dr. Chieng's extensive career encompasses roles as a Clinical Fellow in pediatric neurology in the UK, a Pediatric Neurology Fellow in Malaysia, and a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in General Pediatrics and Neonatology. He has contributed to the medical field through research and presentations, notably on topics like "Juvenile Dermatomyositis," "Continuous spike Waves during Slow Waves Sleep (CSWS) in association with carbamazepine," and "Childhood Multiple Sclerosis." His active involvement in research underscores his valuable contributions to pediatric neurology.
Dr Sin Hong Chew
Dr Chew Sin Hong is a neurologist from Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru. He graduated from the National University of Ireland in 2010 and attained membership of the UK Royal Colleges of Physicians in 2017. Upon completing his basic neurology training, he pursued fellowship in neuroimmunology at Griffith University, Queensland Australia. His special interests include Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases.
Dr Siti Rafidah Yusof
Deputy Director of the Centre for Drug Research, USM
Dr. Siti Rafidah Yusof obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She then pursued her doctoral degree at King’s College London, developing her knowledge and laboratory skills in the blood-brain barrier research. She obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from King’s College and since then returned to Malaysia and work at the Centre for Drug Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She established a cell culture laboratory at the Centre to enable her to continue her pioneering work in the BBB research in the country. Dr. Siti Rafidah is currently appointed as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Drug Research USM. She is also the current Vice President of MSN and Chair of Basic Neuroscience Council MSN.
Assoc Prof Dr Subhashini Jayanath
Consultant Developmental Paediatrician
Subhashini Jayanath, [MPaeds(UM), MD(UPM), BSc(Med.Sc.)(UPM)], is an associate professor and consultant developmental paediatrician at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Malaya. She works at University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and University of Malaya Specialist Centre (UMSC) in Kuala Lumpur. She trained as a subspecialist at University of Malaya Medical Centre, followed by the Child Development Centre of University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, and then as an Honorary Supernumerary Fellow at the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) & the Department of Developmental Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (2015). The majority of the patients she sees have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of varying levels of severity. Her areas of interest are autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, learning disorders and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. She is interested in research into possible regional differences in ASD, clinical presentation of ASD, early diagnosis as well as the prevalence of autism in Malaysia. Associate Professor Dr Subhashini teaches and supervises medical students and postgraduate candidates in the field of paediatrics. Additionally, she supervises and trains paediatricians who are pursuing developmental paediatrics as a subspeciality. Dr Subhashini has written a book for parents of young children with ASD (Autism in Short: A Handbook for Parents). She is Co-chair & Global Outreach Officer for the Early Career Committee of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), a member of the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR), an executive committee member of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN) and a member and past treasurer of the Chapter of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics (CCNDP) under MSN. She is a member of the Neurodevelopmental & Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia (NBPSA). Dr Subhashini is a member of the subspecialty education subcommittee for Developmental Paediatrics of the Malaysian Medical Council.
Dr Suganthi S Chinnasami
Dr Suganthi is a Consultant Neurologist with interest in epilepsy at the Department of Neurology from 2009 up till now at Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Received her training in Epilepsy under Prof Dr John Duncan and Prof Dr Beata Dhiel at Queen Square Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery UCLH, London. Her training was on epilepsy surgery evaluation, noninvasive and invasive(intracranial) EEG planning, recording and interpretation. Upon returning to Malaysia in year 2014, she started the first Adult Epilepsy surgery Program for Ministry of Health at KL general hospital. Up till today 90 epilepsy surgery cases has been done at KLGH. Her other interest is Neuromodulation therapy. This treatment was started at KL GH in 2021. She has published in various articles both nationally and internationally. Her articles has been cited about 130 times so far. She is the secretary of the Malaysian Epilepsy Society. Panel member for Neurology Training and Curriculum development committee,panel member to review slides on the role of Valproate in the management of epilepsy and in women of childbearing potential(2020), panel member for Prepregnancy care Practice Guideline In MOH specialist hospitasl(2023), Panel member for Cannabis use In Medical conditions guideline guideline(2023) and Panel member for Epilepsy Practice Guideline 2023.
Dr Sumitha Murugesu
Completed training in 2019 consisting of two years in IPHKL ( Institut Pediatrik Hospital Kuala Lumpur ) and a final year of training in the field of Epileptology and Clinical Electroencephalography at Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy & Neurological Disorder, Japan.Predominant work focuses on epilepsy with interest in complex and refractory epilepsy syndromes, assist in pre-surgical evaluation for epilepsy surgery and currently run the ketogenic diet services for refractory epilepsy in children at Hospital Tunku Azizah.
Dr Tajul Ariffin
Dr Teik Beng Khoo
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Khoo Teik Beng is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Hospital Tunku Azizah, Kuala Lumpur. Currently, he is an Exco member of the Asian & Oceanian Child Neurology Association (AOCNA). His research interests include childhood epilepsy and ketogenic diet therapy. He initiated ketogenic diet therapy for children with drug-resistant epilepsy in 2006 at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and later at Hospital Tunku Azizah.
Prof Dr Terence J. O’Brien
Specialist in Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology
Terence J. O’Brien is Chair of Medicine and Head, Central Clinical School, Monash University and Program Director, Alfred Brain and Deputy Director of Research, Alfred Health. He leads a research team undertaking both basic studies and clinical studies focused on developing improved treatments for people with epilepsy and related brain.
Dr Vanessa Lee Lin Lin
Vanessa is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. She received her Bachelors in Biomedical Science from University of Malaya and obtained her PhD from Monash University Malaysia in 2022. Her relationship with zebrafish started during her Honours project studying Parkinson’s disease and her current research interest is Epilepsy and Neuroinflammation.
Dato' Dr Vigneswari M Ganesan
Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist
Dato' Dr Vigneswari M Ganesan is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Neurologist. She is the Current Head of Paediatric Neurology Subspeciality, Ministry of Health,Hospital Pulau Pinang. She has Clinical experience in the field of paediatric neurology for 25 years and had overseas attachment for 1 year in Australia. trained in general paediatric neurology in Sydney and in paediatric epilepsy in Melbourne. Area of interest in paediatric epilepsy.
Assoc Prof Dr Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman
Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist
Dr. Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman is an associate professor and consultant neurologist at Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia. She received BMedSci, MB BCh BAO honours degree in Medicine from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Masters in Clinical Sciences (MRes Neuroinfection) from the University of Liverpool and MRCP and FRCP from Royal College of Physicians in UK (Edin). She is a Malaysian board-certified neurologist since 2017 and currently practising as Consultant Neurologist and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students in the Hospital Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah UPM. She has been active in the area of medical research with about 70 journal publications focusing on the area of migraine, neurology, neurosciences, clinical medicine, gerontology, non-communicable diseases and mental health. She is a member of International Headache Society and the Malaysian Headache Chapter, and involved with the Malaysian CPG Headache and Stroke.
Dr Wan Asyraf Wan Zaidi
Neurologist & Physician
Dr Wan Asyraf Wan Zaidi, is a clinical lecturer and stroke neurologist & physician at the Department of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Malaysia Stroke Council and a member of World Stroke Organisation, WSO Future Stroke Leaders Programme and also the co-chair MT2020+ Malaysia. Dr Asyraf is the national lead investigator for Malaysia in several muticenter international RCTs. His research interest are in acute stroke reperfusion treatment, stroke rehabilitation and stroke prevention. During his free time he love to spend time with his family
Dr Winnie Peitee Ong
Consultant Clinical Geneticist & Paediatrician
Dr. Winnie Ong is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Paediatrician at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, which serves as the national referral centre for inherited metabolic diseases and genetic disorders in Malaysia. She obtained her MBBS from the University of Melbourne Australia, and Paediatric specialty from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. Her Clinical Genetics Fellowship was in Ministry of Health, Malaysia and Manchester Centre For Genomic Medicine, UK. Dr. Winnie has a special interest in Dysmorphology and Syndromic eye genetics. In her clinical practice, she sees an array of neurogenetic disorders encompassing both children and adults. She is currently the Clinical Lead for Cancer Genetics and a member of the Lynch syndrome Working Group in HKL, and participated in writing the Malaysian Breast Cancer CPG. She supports genetic counselling and teaches in the Masters in Genetic Counselling programme. Dr. Winnie is also a member of the WHO Collective Global Network for Rare Diseases Panel of Experts, and actively advocates for individuals with rare disorders.
Dr Yan Lian Teo
Paediatric Neurology Fellow
Dr. Teo Yan Lian is a dedicated and accomplished medical professional with a strong academic background and diverse clinical experience. She completed her Cambridge A levels in 2005 and her MBBS degree in 2011. Her career began as a House Officer at Miri Hospital, where she specialized in Neonatology and General Pediatrics. Later, she worked at the Paediatric Institute, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, gaining expertise in various pediatric specialties. From 2017 to 2020, she served as a Pediatrician at Putrajaya Hospital and subsequently pursued a Paediatric Neurology Fellowship at Tunku Azizah Hospital. She continued her training at Pulau Pinang Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina Children Hospital, focusing on pediatric neurology and movement disorders. Dr. Teo actively contributes to the medical community through presentations and involvement in various projects. Her commitment to enhancing pediatric care is evident in her multifaceted contributions and dedication to her field
Prof Dr Yew Long Lo
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Professor Lo is a Senior Consultant Neurologist, DCEO of the National Neuroscience Institute (Singapore), and Group Director of Research (SingHealth). He is active in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology and has published extensively on transcranial magnetic stimulation, intraoperative monitoring, motor control, neuromuscular transmission, and spinal cord disorders. He delivered the Galloway Lecture (2007) and Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Lecture (2022) at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Prof Dr Yoke-Fun Chan
Professor of Virology
Yoke-Fun Chan is a Professor of Virology at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Her research focuses on emerging viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, enterovirus A71, chikungunya virus, Zika virus and influenza virus. She serves as the editor in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and BMC Infectious Diseases. She is an alumnus of Global Young Academy and Young Scientists Network-Academy Sciences of Malaysia. She was the recipient of L’Oréal-UNESCO Malaysia National Fellowship 2014, LOréal-UNESCO International Rising Talents 2015, and ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2020.
Dr Yue Hui Lau
Dr Andrea Lau Yue Hui is currently a neurologist working in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang. She graduated from University Malaya-Royal College of Medicine Perak in 2010 and obtained MRCP UK in 2015. She completed her neurology training in 2022 and spent the final year pursued Movement disorder field in King’s College London.
Assoc Prof Dr Zhe Kang Law
Consultant Physician and Neurologist
Associate Professor Dr Law Zhe Kang is a consultant physician/neurologist at Faculty of Medicine, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM. He completed his neurology training in 2016, followed by PhD in stroke medicine, at the University of Nottingham, UK, completing it in 2019. He was the national coordinator for the TICH-2 and the ongoing Tranexamic acid for hyperacute spontaneous IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-3) randomised controlled trial. He was also involved as an investigator for several international stroke randomised controlled clinical trials. He has 71 journal article publications to date including in the Lancet, JAMA Neurology, European Stroke Journal, Stroke and International Journal of Stroke. He is a reviewer for several high impact stroke/neurology journals. He is an editorial board member for the European Stroke Journal and associate editor for Neurology Asia. He is currently a World Stroke Organisation Future Stroke Leader and a Malaysian Stroke Council member. He currently head the clinical practice guideline for management of intracerebral haemorrhage.