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Dr Ting Simon Kang Seng

Dr Ting Simon Kang Seng

​MBBS, MRCP (United Kingdom),  FAMS (Neurology), FRCP (Edinburgh)

Head of Service & Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology

Sub-specialties: Dementia, Behavioral Neurology, General Neurology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Dementia, Dementia, General Neurology.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head of Service & Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Head & Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Centre of Memory and Cognitive Disorders
  • Head & Senior Consultant NNI @CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


​Dr Simon Ting is Head of Service and Senior Consultant, Neurological Services, Changi General Hospital. He completed his HMDP fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Dementia at University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America. He subspecializes in neurobehavioral syndromes and dementia.


MBBS, MRCP (United Kingdom),  FAMS (Neurology), FRCP (Edinburgh)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Head of Service and Senior Consultant, Neurological Services, Changi General Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


  • SingHealth Foundation Grand Transition Award 2015
  • National Neuroscience Institute Publish! Award 2013, 2014
  • Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award, Oct 2013

Research Interests

  • ​Neurobehavioral syndrome
  • Dementia


  • Ting SKS, Earnest A, Li H, Hameed S, Chang HM, Chen CLH, Tan EK. B vitamins
    and cognition in subjects with small vessel disease: A Substudy of VITATOPS, a
    randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Aug 15;379:124-126. doi:
    10.1016/j.jns.2017.05.061. Epub 2017 May 30. PubMed PMID: 28716224.
  • Tan YJ, Ng ASL, Vipin A, Lim JKW, Chander RJ, Ji F, Qiu Y, Ting SKS, Hameed S,
    Lee TS, Zeng L, Kandiah N, Zhou J. Higher Peripheral TREM2 mRNA Levels Relate to
    Cognitive Deficits and Hippocampal Atrophy in Alzheimer's Disease and Amnestic
    Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;58(2):413-423. doi:
    10.3233/JAD-161277. PubMed PMID: 28453482.
  • Chia PS, Hameed S, Yong KP, Chan LL, Ting SK. Hyperfamiliarity in Amnestic and
    Vascular Mild Cognitive Impairment. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jan;44(1):17-23. doi:
    10.1017/cjn.2016.403. Epub 2016 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 27869586.
  • Ting SK, Chia PS, Kwek K, Tan W, Hameed S. Characteristics of number
    transcoding errors of Chinese- versus English-speaking Alzheimer's disease
    patients. Neurocase. 2016 Oct;22(5):469-471. Epub 2016 Sep 28. PubMed PMID:
  • Ting SK, Chia SP, Hameed S. Deep Dyslexia in Chinese Primary Progressive
    Aphasia of Semantic Variant. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2016
    Spring;28(2):e25-6. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.15110385. PubMed PMID: 27093385.
  • Ting SK, Hao Y, Chia PS, Tan EK, Hameed S. Clinicopathological correlation of
    psychosis and brain vascular changes in Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb
    12;6:20858. doi: 10.1038/srep20858. PubMed PMID: 26868671; PubMed Central PMCID:
  • Kwok KSh, Hameed S, Tay SY, Koay WI, Koh S, Gabriel C, Doshi K, Ting SK.
    Hyperfamiliarity in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Ann Acad Med
    Singapore. 2015 Sep;44(9):342-9. PubMed PMID: 26584663.
  • Ting SK, Yong KP, Hameed S. Ictal Asomatognosia With Illusory Limb Movement
    Secondary to Dominant Parietal Lobe Lesion. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2015
    Summer;27(3):e218-20. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.15010017. PubMed PMID:
  • Tu GW, Song JQ, Ting SK, Ju MJ, He HY, Dong JH, Luo Z. Acute quadriplegia
    caused by necrotizing myopathy in a renal transplant recipient with severe
    pneumonia: acute onset and complete recovery. Eur J Med Res. 2015 Feb 3;20:11.
    doi: 10.1186/s40001-015-0087-7. PubMed PMID: 25649241; PubMed Central PMCID:
  • Ting SK, Hameed S, Prakash KM. Ganser symptoms in a Chinese speaking
    corticobasal syndrome (CBS) patient. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2014
    Mar;43(3):197-9. PubMed PMID: 24714717.
  • Ting SK, Benzinger T, Kepe V, Fagan A, Coppola G, Porter V, Hecimovic S,
    Chakraverty S, Alvarez-Retuerto AI, Goate A, Ringman JM. A novel PSEN1 mutation
    (I238M) associated with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in an African-American
    woman. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;40(2):271-5. doi: 10.3233/JAD-131844. PubMed PMID:
    24413619; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3972314.
  • Ting SK, Hameed S. "Lexical alexia" in a Chinese semantic dementia patient. J
    Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013 Fall;25(4):E37-8. doi:
    10.1176/appi.neuropsych.12100247. PubMed PMID: 24247884.
  • Ting SK, Hameed S, Tan EK, Gabriel C, Doshi K. Digit span: a comparison of
    Chinese versus alphabetic language speakers in dysexecutive dementia patients. J
    Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2014 Jan;85(1):117-8. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-305828.
    Epub 2013 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 23962618.
  • Wan YM, Ting SK, Lo YL, Lee TS. Infection, the caudate, and movement
    disorder. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;47(12):1206-7. doi:
    10.1177/0004867413493525. Epub 2013 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 23761573.
  • Ting SK, Chong MS, Kandiah N, Hameed S, Tan L, Au WL, Prakash KM, Pavanni R,
    Lee TS, Foo JN, Bei JX, Yu XQ, Liu JJ, Zhao Y, Lee WL, Tan EK. Absence of A673T
    amyloid-β precursor protein variant in Alzheimer's disease and other neurological
    diseases. Neurobiol Aging. 2013 Oct;34(10):2441.e7-8. doi:
    10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.04.012. Epub 2013 May 4. PubMed PMID: 23652020.
  • Ting SK, Prakash KM. A rare cause of cerebellar ataxia syndrome: superficial
    siderosis of central nervous system. Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2011 Dec;20(4):257-61.
    PubMed PMID: 22315176.
  • Ting SK, Hameed S, Earnest A, Tan EK. Dissociative semantic breakdown in
    Alzheimer's disease: evidence from multiple category fluency test. Clin Neurol
    Neurosurg. 2013 Jul;115(7):1049-51. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2012.10.030. Epub
    2012 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 23164607.
  • Ting SK, Chan YM, Cheong PW, Wong M, Fook-Chong S, Lo YL. Short duration
    repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus treatment: a
    prospective Asian study. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Sep;113(7):556-8. doi:
    10.1016/j.clineuro.2011.03.015. Epub 2011 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 21507564.
  • Prakash KM, Ting SK, Ahmad MT. Unusually increased arm swing in an apraxic
    upper limb in corticobasal syndrome. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2011
    Feb;17(2):126-7. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2010.09.008. Epub 2010 Oct 23. PubMed
    PMID: 20971029.

Research Trials

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Alzheimer’s Disease 2015-2018
  • Hemispheric Laterality Effect on Dyslexia in Chinese versus English Speakers 2015-2017
  • Singapore Bilingual Aphasia Study 2012-2017
  • Hyperfamiliarity in Amnestic and Vascular Mild Cognitive Impairment 2014-2016