Division of Neurology

We provide clinical care for and teaching of neurological diseases. We conduct research in the cause and treatment of stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and a number of neuromuscular diseases.

Head of Division Prof. Lawrence KS Wong, Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine
Academic Staff and Clinical Staff Prof. Vincent CT Mok, Professor
Prof. Thomas WH Leung, Lee Quo Wei Associate Professor of Neurology (Chief of Acute Stroke Unit)
Prof. Alexander YL Lau, Assistant Professor
Dr. Lisa WC Au, Clinical Professional Consultant
Dr. Yannie OY Soo, Clinical Professional Consultant
Dr. Owen H Ko, Clinical Lecturer
Prof. Lin Shi, Assistant Professor
Dr. Howan Leung, Associate Consultant (Chief of Epilepsy & Electrodiagnostic Unit)
Dr. Anne YY Chan, Associate Consultant (Chief of Movement Disorders)
Dr. Vincent HL Ip, Associate Consultant
Dr. Florence SY Fan, Resident Specialist
Dr. Sze Ho Ma, Resident Trainee
Dr. Karen Ma, Resident Trainee
Research Academic Staff Prof. Fiona XY Chen, Research Assistant Professor
Prof. Adrian Wong, , Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Ying Kit Cheung, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Bonnie YK Lam, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Cindy X Leng, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Lily L Xiong, Post-doctoral Fellow
Nursing Staff Cheryl CK Au
Roxanna KC Liu
Research Staff
Ernest JM Chan
Haley LK Chan
Tiffany ML Chung
Pauline WL Kwan
Maxwell KS Kwok
Lorraine SN Law
Kam Tat Leung
Eugene SK Lo
Valerie SC Wong
Administrative Staff
Kitty YL Ho
Rachel PY Hui
Oi Man Kwok
Ashley HL Lo
Hermes LH Wong
Florence WY Yau

Research Interests

  • Stroke and intracranial stenosis
  • Transcranial Doppler and cerebral blood flow monitoring
  • Vascular cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Angioplasty and stenting for intracranial and extracranial stenosis
  • Multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica

Selected Publications

  1. Wong KSL, Wang Y, Leng X, Mao C, Tang J, Bath PMW, Markus HS, et al. Early dual versus mono antiplatelet therapy for acute non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Circulation. 2013;128,(15):1656-1666.

  2. Chan AYY, Baum L, Tang NLS, Lau CYK, Ng PW, Hui KF, Mizuno Y, Kwan JY, Mok VCT, Kuo SH. The role of Ala746Thr variant in the ATP13A2 gene among Chinese Parkinson’s disease patients. The Journal of Clinical Neurosciences. 2013 May;20(5):761-2.

  3. Lau AY, Wong KS, Lev M, Furie K, Smith W, Kim AS. Burden of intracranial steno-occlusive lesions on initial computed tomography angiography predicts poor outcome in patients with acute stroke. Stroke. 2013 May;44(5):1310-6.

  4. Zou WXY, Leung TW, Yu SCH, Wong EHC, Leung SF, Soo YOY, Ip VHL, Chan AYY, Lam WWM, Siu SYW, Abrigo J, Lee KT, Liebeskind DS, Wong KS. Angiographic features, collaterals and infarct topography of symptomatic occlusive radiation vasculopathy: A case-referent study. Stroke. 2013;44:401-406.

  5. Ip VH, Lau AY, Au LW, Fan FS, Chan AY, Mok VC, Wong KS. Rituximab reduces attacks in Chinese patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders – Initial experience in Hong Kong. J Neurol Sci. 2013;324:38-9.

  6. Mok V, Xiong Y, Wong KK, Wong A, Schmidt R, Chu WWC, Hu X, Leung EYL, Chen S, Chen Y, Tang WK, Chen X, Ho CL, Wong KS, Wong STC. Predictors for cognitive decline in patients with confluent white matter hyperintensities. Alzheimer's and Dementia. 2012;8:S96–S103.

  7. Mok V, Ding D, Fu Jianhui, Yunyun Xiong, Winnie W.C. Chu, Defeng Wang, Jill M Abrigo, Jie Yang, Adrian Wong, Qianhua Zhao, Qihao Guo, Zhen Hong, Ka Sing Wong. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound for screening cerebral small vessel disease – A community study. Stroke. 2012 oct;43(10):2791-3.

  8. Soo YOY, Siu DYW, Abrigo J, Yu S, Ng N, Ahuja AT, Wong LKS, Leung THW. Risk of intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with cerebral microbleeds undergoing endovascular intervention. Stroke. 2012;43:1532-1536.

  9. Leung H, Man CB, Hui AC, Kwan P, Wong KS. Prognosticating acute symptomatic seizures using two different seizure outcomes. Epilepsia. 2010;51(8):1570-9.

  10. Leung TW, Yip SF, Lam CW, Chan TL, Lam WWM, Siu DYW, Fan YH, Chan NPH, Liu HSY, Chan LC, Wong KS. Genetic predisposition of white matter infarction with protein S deficiency and R355C mutation. Neurology. 2010 Dec;75(24):2185-2189.

  11. Wong KSL, Chen C, Fu J, Chang HM, Suwanwela NC, Huang YN, Han Z, et al. Clopidogrel plus aspirin versus aspirin alone for reducing embolisation in patients with acute symptomatic cerebral or carotid artery stenosis (CLAIR study): A randomised, open-label, blinded-endpoint trial. The Lancet Neurology. 2010;9(5):489-497.

  12. Leung H, Schindler K, Chan A, Lau A, Leung K, Ng E, Wong KS. Wavelet-denoising of electroencephalogram and the absolute slope method: A new tool to improve electroencephalographic localization and lateralization. Clin Neurophysiol. 2009;120(7):1273-81.

  13. Soo YOY, Yang SR, Lam WWM, Wong A, Fan YH, Leung HW, Chan AYT, Leung C, Leung TWH, Wong LKS. Risk vs benefit of anti-thrombotic therapy in ischemic stroke patients with cerebral microbleeds. J Neurol. 2008;255:1679-1686.