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Adj Assoc Prof Terrence Thomas

Adj Assoc Prof Thomas Terrence

MD, MMed (Paeds), MRCPCH

Head & Senior Consultant

Specialty: Paediatric Neurology

Clinical Interest: Neuroimmunology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cerebellar Disorders, Demyelination, Dissociative/Unexplained Neurological Disorders, Encephalitis, Spinal Cord Disorders.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Neurology Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Medical Informatics KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Terrence Thomas is the Head of Neurology Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore. He graduated from University Sains Malaysia in 1996 and spent his early years of medical service in East Malaysia. He completed formal training in General Paediatrics in Sabah and Penang in Malaysia from 1998-2003, during which he attained postgraduate certifications from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom) and a Master’s Degree in Paediatric Medicine from the National University of Singapore (both in 2001). Upon exit certification in General Paediatrics (2003), Dr Thomas underwent full-time training in Paediatric Neurology from 2003 to 2007, at busy Children’s Hospitals in Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Upon returning to Malaysia, Dr Thomas helped to establish the paediatric neurology and neurophysiology services at the new Sabah Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Kota Kinabalu (2007-2011), prior to moving to his current position at KK Hospital in Singapore. He has held a strong focus to medical education, contributing to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes throughout his career. He enjoys clinical and research work in Neuroimmunology, and thinks there is a story to tell about the unique spectrum of immune-related neurological disorders amongst children living in South East Asia.


  • MMED Paeds (Spore) 2001
  • MRCPCH (UK) 2001
  • MD University Sains (Malaysia) 1996

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adj Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Senior Consultant, Neurology Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2016 - Present


Research Interests

  • Encephalitis
  • Encephalopathy and Consciousness
  • Demyelination
  • Dissociative neurological disorders
  • Health Informatics


  • Pediatric Transverse Myelitis
    Absoud M, Greenberg BM, Lim M, Lotze T, Thomas T, Deiva K
    Neurology 2016; 87 (9 Supplement 2): S46-S52
  • Relapsing inflammatory demyelinating syndromes amongst children in Borneo
    Thomas T
    Neurology Asia 2014; 19(1): 37-46
  • Childhood Transverse Myelitis and its Mimics
    Thomas T, Branson HM
    Neuroimaging Clin N Am 2013; 23(2):267-78
  • The Demographic, Clinical, and MRI Features of Transverse Myelitis in Children
    Thomas T, Branson HM, Verhey LH, Shroff M, Stephens D, Magalhaes S, Banwell B
    J Child Neurol 2012;27(1) 11-21
  • Multiple Sclerosis in Children
    Thomas T, Banwell B.
    Semin Neurol 2008; 28(1): 69-83

Research Trials