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Lo Yew Long
Prof Lo Yew Long
Singapore General Hospital
Senior Consultant
MBBS, M Med (Int Med), Cert. Clin Neurophysiology, FAMS (Neurology)

Professor Lo graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1988. He joined the Department of Neurology, Singapore General Hospital in 1994 and completed his postgraduate fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Oxford in 1998. He has been a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, since 1999.

He is the immediate past Head and Senior Consultant Neurologist at the National Neuroscience Institute (SGH Campus), Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School and Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Prof Lo is active in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology. He was the founder president of the Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Singapore) and representative to the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. He was an invited speaker for the World Congress of Neurology, as well as the International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology, in 2005. In 2007, he was the awarded the Galloway Lectureship for his work in cervical myelopathy.

His areas of clinical interest include diseases of the spinal cord, nerve and muscle, as well as general neurological conditions.
Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships
  1. ASEAN Neurological Association, Neuromuscular Working Group, 2006
  2. Specialist Accreditation Board Research Committee, Ministry of Health Singapore, 2007 – 2009
  3. Specialist Training Committee in Neurology, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2009 – Present
  4. Visiting Consultant, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, June 2006
  • Galloway Lectureship, Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine, 2007
  • HMDP Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1997-1998
  • Singapore General Hospital, Excellent Publication Award Gold Medal, 2002
  • International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, Young Investigator Fellowship Award, 2004
  • National Quality Improvement Congress, SOC Express Team, Gold Award, 2009
Publications and Research Trials
  • Lo YL. Redefining therapeutic strategies for the Guillain-Barre syndrome. Lancet Neurol 2008; 7: 1082-3.
  • Lo YL. Immunotherapy for anti-GQ1b IgG antibody-mediated disorders: role of electrophysiology in human trials. Brain 2009; 132: e104.
  • Lo YL, Fook-Chong S, Leoh TH, Dan YF, Tan YE, Lau WH, Chan LL. High-resolution ultrasound as a diagnostic adjunct in common peroneal neuropathy. Arch Neurol 2007; 64: 1798-1800.
  • Lo YL, Tan EK, Ratnagopal P, Chan LL, Tan TE. Zolpidem and its effects on hypoxic encephalopathy. Ann Neurol 2008; 64: 477-8.
  • Lo YL, Leoh TH, Dan YF, Lim LL, Seah A, Fook-Chong S, Ratnagopal P. Presynaptic neuromuscular transmission defect in the Miller Fisher syndrome. Neurology 2006; 66: 148-9.
  • Lo YL, Chan LL, Lim W, Tan SB, Tan CT, Chen JLT, Fook-Chong S, Ratnagopal P. Systematic correlation of transcranial magnetic stimulation and cord compression on MRI in cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Spine 2004; 29: 1137-45.
  • Lo YL, Leoh TH, Dan YF, et al. Repetitive stimulation of the long thoracic nerve. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2003; 74: 379-81.
  • Lo YL, Chan LL, Pan A, Ratnagopal P. Acute ophthalmoparesis with anti-GQ1b antibody: electrophysiological evidence of neuromuscular transmission defectin the orbicularis oculi. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2004; 75: 436-40.
  • Lo YL, Louis ED, Fook-Chong S, Tan EK. Motor imagery in essential tremor. Mov Disord 2007; 22: 504-8.
  • Lo YL. Clinical and immunological spectrum of the Miller Fisher syndrome. Muscle Nerve 2007; 36: 615-27.
  • Lo YL, Fook-Chong S. Ipsilateral and contralateral motor control mechanisms in musical and vocalization tasks. Exp Brain Res 2004: 159: 258-62.
  • Lo YL, Fook-Chong S, Chan LL, Ong WY. Cerebellar control of motor activation and cancellation in humans: an electrophysiological study. Cerebellum 2009; 8: 302-11.
  • Lo YL, Zhang HH, Wang CC, Chin ZY, Fook-Chong S, Gabriel C, Guan C. Correlation of near-infrared spectroscopy and transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex in overt reading and musical tasks. Motor Control 2008 13: 84-99.
  • Lo YL, Tan YE, Fook-Chong S, Boolsambatra P, Yue WM, Chan LL, Tan SB. The role of spinal inhibitory mechanisms in whiplash injuries. J Neurotrauma 2007; 24: 1055-67.
  • Lo YL, Leoh TH, Dan YF, et al. Repetitive stimulation of the long thoracic nerve. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2003; 74: 379-81.
  • Lo YL, P Ratnagopal. Transcranial magnetic stimulation studies in the Miller Fisher syndrome: evidence of corticospinal tract abnormality. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2001; 71: 210-214.
  • Lo YL, Tan YE, Dan YF, Leoh TH, Tan SB, Tan CT, Chan LL. Cutaneous silent period in the evaluation of cord compression in cervical spondylosis. J Neurol 2007; 254: 14-19.
  • Lo YL, Leoh TH, Tan TE, Foo ML, Dan YF, Ratnagopal P. Repetitive hypoglossal nerve stimulation in myasthenia gravis. Clin Neurophysiol 2002; 113; 1227-30.
  • Lo YL, Dan YF, Tan YE, Nurjannah S, Tan SB, Tan CT, Raman S. Intraoperative motor evoked potential monitoring in scoliosis surgery: comparison of desflurane/ nitrous oxide with propofol total intravenous anesthetic regimens. J Neurosurg Anesth 2006; 18: 211-4.
  • Lo YL, Fook-Chong S. Magnetic brainstem stimulation of the facial nerve. J Clin Neurophysiol 2007; 24: 44-7.
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