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Dr Tan You Jiang

Dr Tan You Jiang

MBBS, MRCP (London), MMed (Int Med), FAMS (Neurology)


National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology, Neurology

Clinical Interest: General Neurology, Epilepsy, Sleep Neurology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre
  • Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Consultant Neuroscience Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Tan is a consultant neurologist who specialises in patients with epilepsy. A keen educator, he holds multiple teaching positions and won multiple awards for his educational efforts. He is currently pursuing a MSc in Sleep Medicine with the University of Oxford.


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Neurology, NNI (SGH, SKH)
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Associate Programme Director, SingHealth Neurology Senior Residency Programme
  • Core Faculty, SingHealth Internal Medicine Residency Programme
  • Course Director, SPARC* Neurology PACES Course
  • Clinical Lecturer/Tutor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine 
  • Lead, SGH Neurology Work Group (Education)
  • Site Director, NHG Psychiatry Residency 
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer, St. John Singapore


  • Quality Service Award, Gold, NNI, 2023
  • Quality Service Award, Silver, NNI, 2023
  • Member, The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, 2024
  • Dean’s Special Recognition Award, NUS 2022
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Singapore Medical Association 2022
  • Medicine ACP Senior Educator Award, 2021
  • RiSE Outstanding Faculty Award, 2021
  • Outstanding Tutor Award, MedSoc 2019
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, NUS 2018
  • Dean’s Special Recognition Award, NUS 2018
  • RiSE Inspiring Resident Educator Award 2018
  • Service with A Heart Award, 2018
  • Dean’s Special Recognition Award, NUS 2016
  • Service with A Heart Award, 2016

Research Interests


  • Tan YJ, Teo CH, Chan C. Acutely shaky hand. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2024;41:303-326
  • Lin ZZS, Ling HC, Tan YJ. A case of primary Sjogren syndrome masquerading as post-COVID Bickerstaff encephalitis. Neurol Asia. 2024. 28(1):255-257
  • Tan YJ, Sugianto N, Li Y. Multifocal strokes and vision loss from PDLLA filler injections. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2024 Jan 6;33(3):107556.
  • Tan YJ, Tan Y. Elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels from acute COVID-19 infection confounding cancer disease surveillance. QJM. 2024 Jan 16:hcae008.
  • Tan Z, Chia YMF, Mu X, Tan YJ. Inherited chromosomally-integrated human herpes virus 6 confounding test results in a patient with myelitis and optic neuritis - A case report. J Neuroimmunol. 2024 Jan 4;387:578283.
  • Tan Z, Foong WD, Tan YJ. Painless nondiabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy with complete recovery: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2023 Nov 21;17(1):485.
  • Tan YJ, Siow IE, Ong CS, Narasimhalu K, Yong KP. Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis in Southeast Asia – A single-Centre, Longitudinal Study. Clin. Neurol. Neurosurg. 2023;231:107845.
  • Tan YJ, Teo TL, Yeo LXC. Cervical Posterior Spinal Artery Infarction Causing Partial Brown-Sequard Syndrome. QJM. 2023;hcad104.
  • Tan YJ, Ramesh R, Tan YH, Tan MLS, Setiawan S. COVID-19 and Isolated Oculomotor Nerve Palsy: Clinical Features and Outcomes. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2023;225:107601
  • Tan YJ, Ong CS, Siow I, Yong KP. Clinical Characteristics of Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis in Adult Southeast Asian Males. Singapore Med J. 2023. (Published ahead of print) Doi:10.4103/singaporemedj.SMJ-2021-007
  • Tan YJ, Kan YLJ, Manohararaj N. Confidence in Neurology: how Educators can help Junior Doctors fight Neurophobia. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education. 2022;(16)2,p30-37
  • Chiew YR, Yong YY, Ng GJ, Tan YJ. Orbital Apex Syndrome Secondary to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Clinical Features and Outcomes. J of Clin. Neurosci. 2022 May;99:367-372​
  • Ong CS, Gao J, Tan YJ. Capecitabine-related Neurotoxicity: Clinical and Radiologic Features. J Neuro Sci. 2022 Sep 30:120444
  • Tan YJ, Khoo QXS, Tan ST. Acute Metaldehyde Poisoning from Ingestion: Clinical Features and Implications for Early Treatment. Acute Med Surg. 2022;(9)e766.
  • Tan YJ, Sim CY, Narasimhalu K, Lim KS. New-onset Refractory Status Epilepticus after First Dose of Tozinameran. Neurol Asia. 2022;27(3):771-776
  • Tan YJ, Ong CS, Siow I, Koh  YH. Practical Utility of Electrophysiologic Tests in Diagnosing Functional Myoclonus: An Illustrative Case. Neurol Asia. 2022;27(3):791-794
  • Tan YJ. Manohararaj N. A Practical Clinical Course Model for Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education. 2021;15(2)
  • Tan YJ. The White Book of Neurologic Examination: A Beginner’s Essential. World Scientific, 2021.
  • Tan YJ, Manohararaj N. Isolated Infarctions of the Conus Medullaris: Clinical Features and Outcomes. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Aug 21;30(10):106055.
  • Tan YJ, Salkade P, Ho JX, De Silva DA, Lo YL. Recurrent ipsilateral hemiparesis in a patient with both uncrossed corticospinal tracts and reorganization of cortical motor areas–An opportune visitation of the motor tracts. J of Clin. Neurosci. 2021 Apr 1;86:139-44.
  • Tan ST, Chen GL, Lee WCD, Tan YJ. Brachial Plexopathy from Metaldehyde Poisoning – A Case Report. Neurol. Asia. 2021. 26(4):839-843
  • Tan YJ, Ng GJ, Lai JY, Narasimhalu K. Sulcal artery syndrome: A Three-patient series and review of literature. J of Clin. Neurosci. 2021 Jun 1;88:47-51.
  • Tan YJ, Narasimhalu K, Chan Y, De Silva DA. Stroke Patients Without COVID-19 Symptoms: Is There a Need to Screen?. Neurologist. 2021 Mar;26(2):73.
  • Loo KN, Tan YJ, Narasimhalu K, et al. Cerebellar Stroke in a COVID-19 infected patient. A Case Report. J Crit Care Med. 2021. 7(2) DOI: 10.2478/jccm-2021-0004
  • Ong CS, Xiong J, Tan YJ. Cheiro-oral syndrome secondary to thalamic infarction: a clinical syndrome a physician should know. BMJ Case Reports CP. 2020 Oct 1;13(10):e236017.
  • Tan YJ, Choo CH. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension–Characteristic MRI Features. Headache. 2020 Oct;60(9):2083-4.
  • Tan YJ, Raj S, Raj S, De Silva DA. Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula mimicking ischemic stroke and treated with intravenous thrombolysis. Neurol. Asia. 2020 Jun 1;25(2).
  • Tan YJ, Khoo S, De Silva DA. Transient Lower Limb Weakness: An Atypical Presentation of Spontaneous Symptomatic Epidural Hematoma J. Neurol. Sci. 2017; 945-1128

Research Trials

​Actigraphic evaluation of sleep disorders in patients with Primary Hyperthyroidism (SKH Research Grant)