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Assoc Prof Au Wing Lok

Dr Au Wing Lok from National Neuroscience Institute

Assoc Prof Au Wing Lok

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

Medical Director and Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology

Sub-specialties: Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorders

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Neurology, Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders.

Clinical Appointments

  • Medical Director National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Medical Director and Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute

Academic Appointments

  • Academic Chair SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme

Profile

A/Prof Au graduated from the National University of Singapore, and received his neurology training at the National Neuroscience Institute.  After completing his Advanced Specialist Training, he underwent two years of Movement Disorders Fellowship at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre in Vancouver, Canada. He was also trained in Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

A/Prof Au specialises in the clinical care of patients with Parkinson disease and Movement disorders. He is trained in administering botulinum toxin injections to a wide range of movement disorders such as hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, dystonia and spasticity. His research interests are in functional neuroimaging and electrophysiology in Parkinson disease.

Education

​Fellowship (Neurophysiology in Movement Disorders), University of Toronto (Canada)

Fellowship (Movement Disorders), University of British Columbia (Canada)

FAMS (Neurology)

MRCP (United Kingdom)

MBBS (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Medical Director, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (TTSH Campus)
  • Academic Chair, SingHealth Duke-NUS Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme
  • Deputy Programme Leader, Neurology Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Teacher, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Board Member, Parkinson Society Singapore

Awards

  • ​SingHealth Quality Service Award, 2016 (Silver)
  • Distinguished Team Award, SingHealth Excellence Award, 2015
  • HMDP Fellowship Award, SingHealth, 2012
  • NMRC Medical Research Fellowship Award, 2005
  • HMDP Fellowship Award, NHG, 2004 - 2005

Research Interests

  • ​Functional neuroimaging
  • Electrophysiology in Parkinson Disease

Publications

  • ​Au WL, Seah IS, Li W, Tan LC. Effects of Age and Gender on Hand Motion Tasks. Parkinsons Dis. 2015;2015:862427. Epub 2015 May 24.
  • Prakash BD, Sitoh YY, Tan LC, Au WL. Asymmetrical diffusion tensor imaging indices of the rostral substantia nigra in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012 Nov;18(9):1029-33. Epub 2012 Jun 16.
  • Au WL, Zhou J, Palmes P, Sitoh YY, Tan LC, Rajapakse JC. Levodopa and the feedback process on set-shifting in Parkinson's disease. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Jan;33(1):27-39. Epub 2011 Mar 24.
  • de la Fuente-Fernández R, Schulzer M, Kuramoto L, Cragg J, Ramachandiran N, Au WL, Mak E, McKenzie J, McCormick S, Sossi V, Ruth TJ, Lee CS, Calne DB, Stoessl AJ. Age-specific progression of nigrostriatal dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Ann Neurol. 2011;69(5):803-810. Epub 2011 Jan 18.
  • Palmes P, Ang WT, Widjaja F, Tan LC, Au WL. Pattern mining of multichannel sEMG for tremor classification. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2010 Dec;57(12):2795-805. Epub 2010 Sep 16.
  • Srinivasan S, Lok AW. Valproate-induced reversible hemichorea. Mov Disord. 2010 Jul 30;25(10):1511-2.
  • Palmer SJ, Lee PW, Wang ZJ, Au WL, McKeown MJ. theta, beta But not alpha-band EEG connectivity has implications for dual task performance in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2010 Jul;16(6):393-7. Epub 2010 May 1.
  • Au WL, Lei N, Oishi MM, McKeown MJ. L-dopa induces under-damped visually guided motor responses in Parkinson's disease. Exp Brain Res. 2010 May;202(3):553-9. Epub 2010 Feb 9.
  • Wong YC, Au WL, Xu M, Ye J, Lim CC. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in adult-onset citrullinemia: elevated glutamine levels in comatose patients. Arch Neurol. 2007 Jul;64(7):1034-7.
  • Au WL, Calne DB. A reassessment of the Lewy body. Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2005 Jun;14(2):40-7.
  • Au WL, Adams JR, Troiano AR, Stoessl AJ. Parkinson's disease: in vivo assessment of disease progression using positron emission tomography. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2005 Mar 24;134(1):24-33. Epub 2004 Nov 2.
  • Au WL, Tan LCS, Tan AKY. Hemifacial spasm in Singapore: clinical characteristics and patients’ perceptions. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2004;33:324-328.
  • Au WL, Das A, Tjia HTL. Myasthenia gravis in Singapore. Neurol J of South East Asia 2003;8:35-40.
  • Au WL, Lim TC, Seow DC, Koh PL, Loh NK, Lim MS, Tan IK, Yee WC. Serial diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in adult-onset citrullinaemia. J Neurol Sci. 2003 May 15;209(1-2):101-4.

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