Division of Neurology

We endeavour to make a difference in the field of neurology by conducting high quality research to unravel disease mechanisms, explore novel diagnostic and treatment methods and, equally important, translate research breakthroughs into daily clinical practices. Learn More

Head of Division (Academic Affairs)
Prof. Thomas WH Leung, Lee Quo Wei Professor of Neurology

(Clinical Service)
Dr. Howan Leung, Consultant
Academic Staff and Clinical Staff Prof. Vincent CT Mok, Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine
Prof. Bonaventure YM Ip, Assistant Professor
Prof. Owen H Ko, Assistant Professor (non-clinical)
Dr. Lisa WC Au, Clinical Professional Consultant
Dr. Andrew John Kwok, Clinical Lecturer
Prof. Cindy XY Leng, Assistant Professor (non-clinical)
Prof. Bonnie YK Lam, Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Anne YY Chan, Associate Consultant
Dr. Vincent HL Ip, Associate Consultant
Dr. Florence SY Fan, Associate Consultant
Dr. Sze Ho Ma, Associate Consultant
Dr. Karen KY Ma, Associate Consultant
Dr. Charlie CH Chan, Resident Trainee
Dr. Joseph CH Choi, Resident Trainee
Dr. Wai Ting Lui, Resident Trainee
Honorary Staff Dr. Alexander YL Lau, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Dr. Yannie OY Soo, Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)
Research Staff Dr. Danny CW Chan, Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Leo YC Yan, Post-doctoral Fellow
Pauline WL Kwan, Research Associate
Dr. Jenny J Zhang, Research Associate
Cheryl CK Au
Roy CH Chan
Howard HW Chan
Katarina MT Chiu
Christy MC Chow
Elyia YX Han
Vincent MH Hui
Yvonne CY Lau
Anthea YT Ng
Celia SM Tse
Suk Fung Tsang
Brian KF Yiu
Administrative Staff Bosco GC Chan
Kitty YL Ho
Ripley MS Liu
Hilary HY Lui
Wendy HL Mak
Anki PS Miu
Florence WY Yau
Eileen OY Yip
Becky YK Yung

Research Interests

  • Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders
  • Basic and Translational Neuroscience

Selected Publications

  1. Mok VC, Lam BY, Wong A, Ko H, Markus HS, Wong LK. Early-onset and delayed-onset poststroke dementia - revisiting the mechanisms. Nat Rev Neurol. 2017;13(3):148-59.

  2. Leung TW, Wang L, Soo YO, Ip VH, Chan AY, Au LW, Fan FS, Lau AY, Leung H, Abrigo J, Wong A, Mok VC, Ng PW, Tsoi TH, Li SH, Man CB, Fong WC, Wong KS, Yu SC. Evolution of intracranial atherosclerotic disease under modern medical therapy.

  3. Leung T, Leung H, Soo YO, Mok VC, Wong KS. The prognosis of acute symptomatic seizures after ischaemic stroke. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017;88(1):86-94.

  4. Lau AY, Ip WK, Au C, Lau KK, Wong W, Yip KK, Yeung J, Li SH, Li P, Lee R, Siu D, Abrigo J, Wong A, Mok V, Chan E. Prevalence of neutralising antibodies to interferon-beta and clinical response in Chinese patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2017;3(4):2055217317733485.

  5. 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; 44(5):1310-6.

  6. Soo Y, Chan N, Leung KT, Chen XY, Mok V, Wong L, Leung T. Age-specific trends of atrial fibrillation-related ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack, anticoagulant use and risk factor profile in Chinese population: a 15-year study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017;88(9):744-8.

  7. Soo YO, Siu DY, Abrigo J, Yu S, Ng N, Ahuja AT, Wong LK, Leung TW. Risk of intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with cerebral microbleeds undergoing endovascular intervention. Stroke. 2012;43(6):1532-6.

  8. Chan Anne, Yeung JH, Mok VC, Ip VH, Wong A, Kuo SH, Chan DT, Zhu XL, Wong E, Lau CK, Wong RK, Tang V, Lau C, Poon WS. Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease: evidence for effectiveness and limitations from 12 years' experience. Hong Kong Med J. 2014;20(6):474-80.

  9. Wong A, Law LS, Liu W, Wang Z, Lo ES, Lau A, Wong LK, Mok VC. Montreal Cognitive Assessment: One Cutoff Never Fits All. Stroke. 2015;46(12):3547-50.

  10. Leng X, Fang H, Leung TW, Mao C, Miao Z, Liu L, Wong KS, Liebeskind DS. Impact of collaterals on the efficacy and safety of endovascular treatment in acute ischaemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2016;87(5):537-44.