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The National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) is the national specialist and regional centre for conditions of the brain, spine, nerve and muscles, including stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumour and brain injuries. Committed to improving patients’ lives, NNI aims to shape neuroscience for a better tomorrow through innovation, research and education.

NNI operates out of 7 hospitals in Singapore – Changi General Hospital (CGH), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Woodlands Health (WH).

NNI is a member of the Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) – a public healthcare cluster which manages four hospitals, five specialty centres, eight polyclinics and a network of community hospitals – and the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre.

Patient Care

A team of specialist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals from the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Neurodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Laboratories integrate their expertise and work together to care for our patients.


The Neurology Department has strong clinical services and multi-disciplinary programmes in stroke, dementia, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

Other subspecialties include epilepsy, general neurology, headaches and migraine, neuro-immunology and neuro-infectious diseases and sleep disorder.


The Neurosurgery Department is the largest in Singapore and it has trained many neurosurgeons. Over the years, the neurosurgery team has developed subspecialty services and programmes.

Subspecialties include:

  • Brain Tumour / Neuro-Oncology
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Complex Hydrocephalus Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Head Injury and Trauma
  • Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty Palms)
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Neurosurgery
  • Pituitary Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Spine Disorders, Spinal Injury and Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy
  • Surgery for Pain Disorders


The Neuroradiology Department provides comprehensive imaging services for the brain and spine. The Department offers diagnostic and neuro-interventional services including a 24-hour stroke imaging service and endovascular therapy for rapid imaging access to treat stroke patients.


NNI collaborates with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Duke-NUS Medical School to shape neuroscience education. Students from both medical schools are posted to the Neurology departments for clinical teaching.

NNI also provides Continuing Medical Education (CME) in neuroscience for healthcare professionals in Singapore and the region. It adopts an inter-professional collaborative approach to learning and training to enhance clinical expertise across specialties within neuroscience.


NNI is driven by the passion to improve patients’ lives, and pursues neurological disease research to understand, prevent, diagnose and ultimately treat these diseases.

Signature research programmes include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease & related Dementia
  • Brain Injury (Stoke & Neurotrauma)
  • Movement Disorders & Neuro-degenerative Diseases
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • NeuroTechnology

National Neuroscience Research Institute Singapore

The National Neuroscience Research Institute Singapore (NNRIS) is a joint institute by NNI and Duke-NUS Medical School. NNRIS synergises expertise from both organisations to develop research programmes, integrate resources and new research facilities for experiments.

About Singapore Health Services (SingHealth)

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre draws on the collective strengths of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Medical School to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible, quality healthcare. With over 40 clinical specialties, a network of acute hospitals, national specialty centres, polyclinics and community hospitals, it delivers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and integrated care. To enhance community care, the new Outram Community Hospital on the Singapore General Hospital Campus was completed in 2020.

Members of the SingHealth group

Hospitals (Tertiary specialty care):

Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital

National Specialty Centres (Tertiary specialty care):

National Cancer Centre Singapore, National Dental Centre Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore, National Neuroscience Institute, and Singapore National Eye Centre

SingHealth Polyclinics (Primary care):

Bedok, Bukit Merah, Eunos, Marine Parade, Outram, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Sengkang, Tampines and Tampines North

SingHealth Community Hospitals (Intermediate and long-term care):

Bright Vision Hospital, Sengkang Community Hospital, Outram Community Hospital