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Division of Neurology Stroke Team

  • Associate Professor Vijay Kumar Sharma, Consultant, Department of Medicine
  • Dr Bernard Chan Poon Lap, Senior Consultant, Department of Medicine
  • Dr Teoh Hock Luen, Consultant, Department of Medicine
  • Ms Lily Wong Yoke Hua, Nurse Manager, Department of Medicine


"Breaking Stroke Shackles." - The stroke team feels honored by this recognition.  We aim to continue our efforts towards improving the quality of lives for our stroke patients.


The formation of the Division of Neurology Stroke Team was driven by the desire for better patient care and research in this area for the betterment of stroke patients. Bold measures implemented by the team over the past 4 years have allowed our stroke patients to receive more timely and adequate treatment with higher standards of care. All stroke patients admitted to NUH are able to undergo CT scans of the brain within 24 hours of admission and all ischemic stroke patients at NUH are managed by specialists specifically trained in stroke neurology.


Members of the team have contributed more than 350 publications to reputable scientific journals across the world and have been actively involved in the teaching and training of medical, surgical and radiology trainees. The team is recognized internationally and also regularly invited to speak at the annual Singapore Stroke Conference organized by NNI. As a result of the close collaborations with the various departments, patients who might not have made it in time for surgeries were able to undergo rapid evaluation for timely operations.


The Division of Neurology Stroke Team is also one of the most active research teams in the region, with all members continually involved in individual collaborative as well as multinational projects.