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Clin Assoc Prof Tay Kay Yaw

Clin Assoc Prof Tay Kay Yaw

​MBBS, MRCP (United Kingdom)

Head of Service & Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology, Neurology

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

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head of Service & Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


Prof Tay Kay Yaw completed his undergraduate training in Universiti Malaya, Malaysia in 1997 and obtained his MRCP (United Kingdom) in 2003. Prof Tay furthered his studies by undergoing the Advanced Specialist Training in Neurology at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) Singapore and was recognised by the Specialist Accreditation Board as a specialist in Neurology in 2008.

Prof Tay continued to further his studies by doing a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the Toronto Western Hospital and completed his training in 2010.

On the clinical front, Prof Tay successfully implemented a quality improvement project entitled; “Parkinsonism Patients with Uncomplicated Falls: From admission to early visits.” Prof Tay has been actively involved in public and medical personnel education of Parkinson disease and had written in some health columns for Parkinson Disease patients.

Prof Tay has also been actively nurturing future generations of doctors. Due to his commitment in the medical education, he was awarded Outstanding Faculty in Neurology by Duke-NUS for the year 2015. On the administration front, Prof Tay is currently the Head of Neurological Services, Woodlands Health and is also the Duke-NUS Year 2 coordinator for NNI@TTSH. He is the site director of the psychiatry residency at NNI@TTSH and is the Director of the Community Care Partnership Programme for Parkinson Disease in NNI. He is also currently holding a position as a Board Member of Parkinson Society Singapore.


  • ​MBBS
  • MRCP (United Kingdom)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
  • ​Head of Service and Senior Consultant, Neurological Services, Woodlands Health
  • Member, NNI Council
  • Director, Community Care and Partners Programme, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Board Member, Parkinson Society Singapore
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Duke-NUS School of Medicine
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School Of Medicine
  • Coordinator, Duke-NUS Year 2, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@TTSH)
  • Site Director for Neurology, Psychiatry Residency Program


  • Outstanding Faculty, SingHealth Residency, 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty, Duke-NUS, 2015

Research Interests

  • ​Parkinson disease and movements disorders
  • Neurology


  • Tang Tiffany; Tay Kay Yaw; Chai Josiah; Agarwal Anupriya; Low Jeffrey; Lee Ee Lian; Chuah Khoon Leong; Sittampalan Kesavan S O; Wong Chin Fong; Dalmau Josep; Ngeow Joanne; Soh Lay Tin; Tan Min-Han: A multimodality approach to reversible paraneoplastic encephalitis associated with ovarian teratomas. Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden) 2009; 48(7):1079-1828 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Eu Kar Mun; Tan Louis C S; Tan Amanda R J; Seah Irene S H; Lau Puay Ngoh; Li Wei; Au Wing Lok; Tay Kay Yaw: Spectrum and burden of movement disorder conditions in a tertiary movement disorders centre-a 10-year trend. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2014; 43(4):203-288 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Oosterveld Linda P; Allen John C; Reinoso Giselle; Seah Soo-Hoon; Tay Kay-Yaw; Au Wing-Lok; Tan Louis C S: Prognostic factors for early mortality in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & related disorders 2015; 21(3):226-230 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Reinoso G; Allen J C; Au W-L; Seah S-H; Tay K-Y; Tan L C S: Clinical evolution of Parkinson's disease and prognostic factors affecting motor progression: 9-year follow-up study. European journal of neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies 2015; 22(3):457-463 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Cenina Alvin R F; De Leon Jasmyn; Tay Kay Yaw; Wong Chin Fong; Kandiah Nagaendran: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy-related Inflammation Presenting With Rapidly Progressive Dementia, Responsive to IVIg. (Alzheimer disease and associated disorders 2015; N.A.():N.A.-N.A. (Article; e-Published Ahead of Print)
  • Clozapine in Parkinsonian Rest Tremor: A Review of Outcomes, Adverse Reactions and Possible  Mechanisms of Action; Kay Yaw Tay, Susan H Fox, Anthony E Lang (Movement disorders Clinical Practice December 2015)
  • Greater Motor Progression in patients with Parkinson Disease who carries the LRRK2 risk variants;  Oosterveld LP, Allen JC, Ng EY, Seah SH, Tay KY, Au WL, Tan EK, Tan LC; Neurology 2015 Sept 22:85(12) 1039-42

Research Trials