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Dr Tham Huilian Carol

Dr Tham Huilian Carol

​MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Internal Medicine), MRCP (United Kingdom)

Research Interest:
  • ​Young adults with strokes
  • Acute ischaemic stroke reperfusion strategies

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


​Dr Carol Tham is a Senior Consultant Neurologist at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore.

Dr Tham received her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2006. She underwent basic specialist training in internal medicine, followed by advanced specialist training in neurology at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore.

After completing her specialist training in Singapore, she received the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award from Singhealth to pursue a one year clinical fellowship in stroke with the Calgary Stroke Program in Canada under the mentorship of Professor Andrew Demchuk.

Her clinical and research interests are in acute ischaemic stroke, young adults with stroke, reperfusion strategies, advanced neuroimaging and neurosonology.

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Clinical Tutor, Duke-NUS Medical School


MMed Internal Medicine (Singapore), 2012

MRCP (United Kingdom), 2011

MBBS National University of Singapore, 2006


  • ​NNI Service Quality Award, 2017
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award, 2015
  • NNI EPIC (Enhancing Performance, Improving Care) Award, 2013

Research Studies

  • GLORIA - AF: Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Anti-thrombotic Treatment In Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (Phase II/III). Co-Investigator
  • Determinants of Outcome for Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack. Co-Investigator
  • Central Aortic Blood Pressure of Patients with Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension from Autonomic Failure. Co-Investigator


  • ​Imaging in Acute Stroke. Eswaradass P, Appireddy R, Evans J, Tham C, Dey S, Najm M, Menon BK. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy. August 2016;14(8):963-75
  • First Report of Mechanical Thrombectomy for Stroke in Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome in Pregnancy. CH Tham, YL Tan, KE Lee. The Stroke Interventionalist Journal, July 2013; 1(2)