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Dr Yip Chun Wai

Dr Yip Chun Wai

​MBBS (Hons), MRCP (United Kingdom)

Senior Consultant

National Neuroscience Institute

Specialty: Neurology, Neurology

Clinical Interest: Neuro-Otology, Vertigo, General Neurology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant Neurology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Yip is a Senior Consultant Neurologist working at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH). After graduating with MBBS Honours, he trained in Singapore to become an accredited Neurologist. Subsequently, he further completed an Overseas Fellowship (HMDP) sub-specialising in Neuro-otology and vestibular disorders. Currently, he provides general neurology consultations, and is also the attending neurologist to the SGH multidisciplinary Vertigo clinic.

Dr Yip has academic teaching positions with Dukes-NUS Graduate school of medicine, Yong Loo Lin school of medicine and Lee Kong Chian school of medicine, and he is also core faculty member of the Neurology Senior Residents Training Program. He is instrumental for teaching vestibular neurology to both undergraduate students and post-graduate doctors. As a clinician, he is passionate about providing value-added treatment to patients with both central and peripheral vestibular disorders, and has received several service quality awards. Besides his clinical engagements, he is involved in both local and international vestibular research co-operations, leading to many publications and presentations.


MBBS (Hons), 1997

MRCP (United Kingdom), 2001

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH)
  • Member, Clinical Competency Committee (Neurology Senior Residency)
  • Core Faculty Member, SingHealth Neurology Senior Residency Training Program
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dukes-NUS Graduate School of Medicine
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical  Teacher, NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


  • National Medical Research Council NIG Grant, 2011 
  • HMDP Fellowship Award, 2013 
  • SingHealth Talent Development Fund Award, 2012
  • Singapore Health Service Quality Award, Silver, 2013
  • Singapore Health Service Quality Award, Gold, 2014
  • Singapore Health Service Quality Award, Gold, 2017

Research Interests


  • ​Comparison of the Bedside Head-Impulse Test with the Video Head-Impulse Test in a Clinical Practice Setting: A Prospective Study of 500 Outpatients C W Yip, M Glaser, C Frenzel, O Bayer, M Strupp Front Neurol. 2016 Apr 20;7:58. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2016.00058. eCollection 2016
  • A  Prospective  pilot  study  of  repetitive  Transcranial  Magnetic  Stimulation to improve  the  gait  dysfunction  of  Vascular  Parkinsonism.  C W Yip,  PWT Cheong, A  Green, P K  Prakash,  S K  Fook-Cheong, E K  Tan,  YL  Lo  Clin  Neurol  and  Neurosurg  Vol 115, issue7 , July 2013 p887-891
  • Test-retest Repeatability of Assessing environmental and lifestyle factors in Parkinson’s Disease    C W Yip, E K Tan Mov Disord. 2008 May 15;23(7):1032-6. doi: 10.1002/mds.21627
  • Finding Relief at the end of the (Carpal) Tunnel   C W Yip,  Y L  Lo    Journal of Neurosciences  in Rural Practice  2013  Oct   Vol 4 Issue 4 pp377-378.
  • Lim EW,  Yip CW   Anti-NMDA Receptor encephalitis associated with hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma : a case report. Journal Clin Neuroscience 2017 Mar 2  doi 10.1016/j. jocn 2017.02.038
  • Anti- NMDA Receptor Antibody Encephalitis: - A Review of Nine Patients with Clinical Presentation, Investigations, Treatment and Outcome in Singapore     Sachdeva P, Sharan P, Kumar P, C W Yip , SJ  See  J Neurol Disord 2016, 4:6 DOI: 10.4172/2329-6895.100029
  • Central ocular motor disorders, including gaze palsy and nystagmus    M. Strupp, O Kremmyda, C. Adamczyk, N  Bottcher, C  Muth, C W Yip, T  Bremova    J Neurol  2014 261 (Suppl 2) ;S542-S558
  • MR Findings in Acute Oculomotor Neuropathy, leading to a diagnosis of Sjogrens’ Syndrome    T H Teo, N  Yassin, C W Yip, L L Chan Neurology. 2008 Dec 2;71(23):1927. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000336644.54519.93

Research Trials

  • Post treatment  Dizziness, Vertigo  and  Imbalance  in Older Aduts with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Prevalence, Predictors  and  Personal  Experiences. Co-investigator,  May  2017 (Ongoing)
  • Evaluating  the  disparity  between  high  and  low frequency  VOR  to  differentiate  Meniere’s disease  from  Vestibular Migraine (2014 - ongoing). Co-investigator
  • Exploring repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to improve gait disorder in Vascular Parkinsonism.  (NMRC  NIG  Grant  2011-2013). Primary Investigator.
  • Correlating  the Bedside  Head Impulse Test (HIT)  with video HIT  (2014-2015). Primary Investigator
  • Correlating  Dizziness Handicap Index  with  vestibular test  parameters  in patients with  vestibular disorders  (2014-2017). Co-Investigator
  • Prevention Regimen for Effectively Avoiding Second Stroke (ProFESS) trial, (Multicentre International secondary stroke prevention trial 0ct 2003- Feb 2008). Co-Investigator (Singapore site)