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Prof Lo Yew Long

Prof Lo Yew Long

MBBS, MMed (Internal Medicine), FAMS (Neurology)​

Deputy Chief Executive Officer& Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology

Clinical Interest: Clinical Neurophysiology, General Neurology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Neuromuscular Diseases.

Clinical Appointments

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer& Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant Neurology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Professor Lo Yew Long is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Medical Affairs & Quality Management) of National Neuroscience Institute. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1988.  He joined the Department of Neurology, Singapore General Hospital in 1994 and completed his postgraduate fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Oxford in 1998. He has been a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, since 1999. He is currently Head and Senior Consultant Neurologist at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH) and Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Professor Lo is active in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology. He was the founder president of the Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Singapore) and representative to the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. He was an invited speaker for the World Congress of Neurology, as well as the European and International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology in 2005, 2015 and 2010. In 2007, he was the awarded the Galloway Lectureship for his work in cervical myelopathy.

His main research interests are on spinal cord disorders, where he has held 3 National Medical Research Grants. He is principal investigator of projects addressing the functional neurophysiology of cord compression, mechanisms of cervical whiplash and cortical plasticity changes in spinal cord dysfunction. Other ongoing research include transcranial magnetic stimulation in motor control, magnetic modulation of lipid function in animal brain tissue, neuromuscular transmission in demyelinating neuropathies and optical imaging of cortical and cerebellar activity.

Professor Lo sits on the current editorial board of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery and is a regular reviewer of over 20 international journals. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. He has over 100 publications in international peer reviewed journals, including first author papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology, The Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology, Brain, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Neurology, Spine, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Nature Clinical Reviews Neurology and Movement Disorders.

His book titled “Clinical Neurophysiology: New Clinical and Research Applications” is published in 2013. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare.


Fellow Academy of Medicine of Singapore, Academy Medicine of Singapore, 1999
Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore, 1994
B of Med, B of Surg, National University of Singapore, 1988

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Group Director, Research (Research Integrity, Compliance and Ethics), SingHealth
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Medical Affairs & Quality Management), National Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH)
  • Medical Board, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Medical Board, Singapore General Hospital
  • Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Professor (Adjunct), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Founder President, Clinical Neurophysiology Society of Singapore
  • Country Representative, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology


  • Galloway Lectureship, Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2007
  • Quality Improvement Gold Team Award, Team Excellence IQC,  Singapore Productivity Association, Singapore, 2016
  • Outstanding Clinician Award, SingHealth Excellence Awards, SingHealth, Singapore, 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth RISE Awards, SingHealth Residency, Singapore, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty for Development (Neurology), Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, 2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, SingHealth Residency, Singapore 2013
  • Outstanding Clinician Award, SingHealth, Singapore 2013

Research Interests

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation in motor control,
  • Neuromuscular transmission in demyelinating neuropathies
  • Optical imaging of cortical and cerebellar activity
  • Physiology of spinal cord disorders


  • ​Lo YL, See SJ. Pseudoathetosis. New Engl J Med 2010; Nov 4: e29-30
  • Lo YL. Redefining therapeutic strategies for the Guillain-Barre syndrome. Lancet Neurol 2008; 7: 1082-3.
  • Lo YL. Immunotherapy for anti-GQ1b IgG antibody-mediated disorders: role of electrophysiology in human trials. Brain 2009; 132: 104.
  • Lo YL. Migraine, magnetic stimulation and cortical excitability. Nat Clin Rev Neurol 2010; 6: 425-7.
  • Lo YL, Tan EK, Ratnagopal P, Chan LL, Tan TE. Zolpidem and its effects on hypoxic encephalopathy.  Ann Neurol 2008; 64: 477-8.
  • Lo YL, Fook-Chong S, Leoh TH, Dan YF, Tan YE, Lau WH, Chan LL. High-resolution ultrasound as a diagnostic adjunct in common peroneal neuropathy. Arch Neurol 2007; 64: 1798-1800.
  • Lo YL, Leoh TH, Dan YF, Lim LL, Seah A, Fook-Chong S, Ratnagopal P. Presynaptic neuromuscular transmission defect in the Miller Fisher syndrome. Neurology 2006; 66: 148-9.

Research Trials

  • Spinal magnetic stimulation for functional bowel disorders
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation in tinnitus treatment
  • A Very Early Rehabilitation Trail (AVERT)
  • Cryotherapy in prevention of chemotherapy induced neuropathy