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Dr Xu Zheyu

Dr Xu Zheyu

​BA, MB BChir (Cambridge), MA, FRACP (Australia)

Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology, Neurology

Clinical Interest: Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Sleep Disorders, General Neurology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre
  • Visiting Consultant Sleep Medicine, Surgery & Science Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant NNI @CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


​Dr Xu Zheyu is a Senior Consultant at the National Neuroscience Institute and SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre, and Visiting Consultant Neurologist at Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital. Dr Xu specialises in the areas of Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s Disease as well as Sleep Disorders.

Dr Xu obtained her medical degree from Cambridge University, UK in 2006, and completed her specialist neurology training in Westmead & St Vincent’s Hospitals and Monash Medical Centre in Australia.


  • FRACP (Australia)
  • Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience) (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • MA (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • MB BChir (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • BA (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre
  • Senior ​Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Visiting Consultant Neurologist, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant, Sleep Medicine, Surgery & Science, Changi General Hospital
  • Adjunct Instructor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Academic Programme
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Clinical Teacher, Yong Loo Lin Medical School
  • Physician Faculty Member for SingHealth Neurology Residency Program


  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award, 2016
  • Gold Medal, Movement Disorders Video Tournament, AOPCM, Thailand, 2014
  • Dennis Dooley Prize in Clinical Anatomy, The Regius Professor of Physic & the Head of Department of Anatomy, Cambridge University, UK, 2006

Research Interests

  • Neuronal Intranuclear Inclusion Disease (NIID)
  • Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders


Accepted Publications:

  • Adult Onset Sporadic Cerebellar Ataxia in Singapore:  Diagnostic Outcomes of Paraneoplastic Antibody Testing and Early Clinical Features of Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration.  Xu Z, J Zhang, Samuel YE Ng, Josiah YH Chai & Louis CS Tan.  Annals Acad Med Singapore (10/2/2017)
  • Progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM) in an intellectually disabled patient initially misdiagnosed as neuroleptic malignant syndrome.  Xu Z, K Prasad , TR Yeo. Journal of Movement Disorders (17/02/2017) 


  • Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP): what do patients think? Xu Z, S Ayyappan & U Seneviratne. Epilepsy & Behaviour 2015; 42: 29-34
  • The relationship between abnormalities of saccadic and manual response times in Parkinson’s Disease. Antoniades CA, Xu Z, Carpenter RH, Barker RA. J Parkinsons Dis. 2013; 3(4): 557-63
  • Severe cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope in sleep and supine posture. Xu Z, Bower S, Seneviratne U. Epileptic Disord. 2014 March; 16(1): 101-6
  • Effect of impulse control disorders on disability and quality of life in Parkinson’s disease patients. Phu AL, Xu Z, Brakoulias V et al. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2014. Jan; 21(1): 63-6
  • Huntingdon’s disease: changes in saccades and hand-tapping over 3 years. Antoniades CA, Xu Z, Mason SL, Carpenter RH, Barker RA. Journal of Neurology 2010 257(11):1890-8
  • Association of idiopathic Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder in an adult with persistent, childhood onset Rhythmic Movement Disorder. Xu Z, Anderson KN, Shneerson JM. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2009 5(4): 374- 375
  • Saccadic latency distributions in Parkinson’s disease and the effects of L-dopa. Michell AW, Xu Z, Fritz D et al. Experimental Brain Research 2006 Sep; 174(1):7-18

Research Trials