Welcome Dr. Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian Ramani to Journal of eSciences

Dr. Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian Ramani
Consultant Neurologist
Raffles Hospital, Singapore

Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian Ramani to Join the Editorial Board of Journal of eSciences.


Dr Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian Ramani


1971 PSLE St. Gabriel’s Primary School
1975 GCE ‘O’ St. Gabriel’s Secondary School
1977 GCE ‘A’ National Junior College
1983 MB, BS National University of Singapore
1988 M Med(Int Med) National University of Singapore
1991 Certification Examination Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates(ECFMG), USA
1994 FAMS(Neurology) Academy of Medicine, Singapore
1997 Cert Neurosonology American Society of Neuroimaging
2004 PGDip(Epidemiology)University of London
2005 FRCP(Edin) Royal College of Physicians(Edinburgh)
2007 International Certificate, Neurosonology, Intersociety Commission for Certification, Neurosonology Research Group, World Federation of Neurology
2007 MSc(Epidemiology) University of London
2008 DLSHTM(Epidemiology)London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
2010 Masters in Health Science(Stroke Management), with Distinction
University of Newcastle, Australia

Apr’83 – Aug’83 House Officer, Paediatrics, TTSH
Aug’83 – Dec’83 House Officer, Orthopaedics ‘C’, SGH
Dec’83 – Apr’84 House Officer, Medical IV, TTSH
Apr’84 – May’84 Medical Officer, Medical IV, TTSH
Jun’84 – Sep’85 Medical Officer, Singapore Armed Forces
Sep’85 – May’86 Medical Officer(Trainee), Medical IV, TTSH
Jun’86 – Nov’86 Medical Officer(Trainee), Cardiology, SGH
Dec’86 – May’87 Medical Officer(Trainee), Medical III, TTSH
Jun’87 – Nov’87 Medical Officer(Trainee), Nephrology, SGH
Dec’87 – May’88 Medical Officer(Trainee), Medical I, SGH
Jun’88 – Dec’88 Medical Officer(Specialist), Medical III, SGH
Jan’89 – Jun’89 Medical Officer(Specialist), Medical III, TTSH
Jul’89 – Jun’92 Registrar, Neurology, TTSH
Jul’91 – Jun’92 Stroke Fellow, Columbia University, New York
(with Dr J P Mohr, Sciarra Professor of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Neurological Institute, New York, USA)
Jul’92 – Jun’94 Senior Registrar, Neurology, TTSH
Jul’94 – May’99 Consultant, Neurology, TTSH
Jun’99 – Mar’00 Consultant, Neurology, NNI
Apr’00 – Jul’08 Senior Consultant, Neurology, NNI
Jan’99 – Jul’08 Visiting Consultant, Changi General Hospital
Jul’08 – Oct’08 Consultant Neurologist, Raffles Hospital
Nov’08 – Mar’12 Senior Consultant, Neurology, NUH
Visting Consultant, Jurong Health
Apr’12 to date Consultant Neurologist, Raffles Hospital

SGH = Singapore General Hospital
TTSH = Tan Tock Seng Hospital
NNI = National Neuroscience Institute
NUH = National University Hospital


1978 President’s Scholarship to study Medicine, NUS
1984 4th place, Military Medical Officer’s Course, Singapore Armed Forces
1988 Ministry of Health Fellowship for M Med Course, NUS
1991 Ministry of Health HMDP Fellowship for Cerebrovascular Disease (USA)
1995 Best paper, 15th Annual Combined Scientific Meeting, Chapter of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
1995 Doctor of the Year, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
1998 Top Graduant, Advanced Military Medical Officer’s Course, Singapore Armed Forces
2001 Promoted to rank of Major, Singapore Armed Forces
2001 Winner of NNI Service Quality Pin – Jan-Mar’01, Jul-Sep’01
2002 NNI Long service award
2003 NHG Service champion award – Jan-Mar’03, Jul-Sep’03
2005 World Congress of Neurology Tournament of the Minds – Semi-finalist
2006 Singapore Medical Journal – 2005 Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction
2006 NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award
2006 NNI Long service award
2007 Second Prize, Quiz, 5th Asia Pacific Conference Against Stroke
2010 Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore – Gold Reviewer Award
2011 Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore – Gold Reviewer Award
2013 Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore – Gold Reviewer Award
2013 Long Service Award, National Council of Social Services
2015 Best tutor for AY 2014/5 Phase 3 Medicine Posting, UMC, NUHS


Consultant Neurologist and Managing Partner, Raffles Neuroscience Centre, Raffles Hospital

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Examiner, Final Year MBBS Exams, YLL School of Medicine, NUS
Examiner, Neurosonology Certification Examinations, Neurosonology Research Group(NSRG), World Federation of Neurology(WFN)
Clinical supervisor, international elective medical students, Raffles Hospital
Assistant Chief Proctor, ACP-ITE examinations, 2015, 2016

Chairman, Stroke Working Group, ASEAN Neurological Associations
Treasurer, Executive Board, Asia-Pacific Stroke Association
Member, Global Burden of Disease (Stroke) Expert Group
Member and Founding President, Asian Acute Stroke Advisory Panel
Member, Scientific Program Committee, European Stroke Conference
Member, Scientific Program Committee, Asia-Pacific Stroke Conference
Member, Honorary Editorial Advisory Board, MIMS CME Workshop
Member, World Stroke Organisation
Member, World Federation of Neurology (WFN)
Member and past Executive Committee member, Neurosonology Research Group (NSRG), WFN
Member and past Chairman and past Secretary/Treasurer, Asian Chapter, NSRG, WFN
Member, Korea Society of Neurosonology
Member, Expert Panel, Health Today
Auditor, CHIMES Society

Chairman, Advisory Committee, Singapore Stroke Registry, Ministry of Health(MOH)
Vice-Chairman, Eldershield Arbitration Panel and IDAPE Decision Panel, MOH
Member and Past-Chairman, Stroke Clinical Practice Guidelines Subcommittee, National Committee of the Neurosciences/MOH
Member, Joint MOH-NCSS Specialist Assessor for NCSS’ Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession Scheme, and MOH’s Primary Care Partnership Scheme, NCSS and MOH
Member, Advisory Committee to Right Site and Enhance Chronic Disease Management, MOH
Member, Evaluator Panel for Centre for Pharmaceutical Administration and Centre for Drug Evaluation, MOH
Member, ST Expert Panel, Health Promotion Board/MOH
Member, Expert Panel, Institute of Family Medicine on Atherothrombosis
Member, Resource Panel, Society for the Physically Disabled
Panelist, UCB Pharma medical education website
Expert, “Ask the expert section”, Health Page, Straits Times
Member, Atherothrombosis Education Board/Member, Atherothrombosis Speakers’ Group
Member, Atherothrombosis Forum
Member, Singapore Cardiac Society Speaker’s Group
Member, Civil Aviation Medical Board
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Member and past President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Honorary Auditor, Committee member, Clinical Neuroscience Society
Member, Chapter of Neurology, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine
Member, Singapore Hypertension Society

Institutional (Raffles Hospital)
Managing Partner, Raffles Neuroscience Centre
Member, Advisory Panel, Health News
Member, Quality Assurance Committee (Medicine I)
Member, Tender Evaluation Committee

Volunteer Service
Executive Committee Member and Past Protem-Chairman, Singapore National Stroke Association(SNSA)
Member, Welfare Srvices Programme and Services (Clinical) Committee, Sri Narayan Mission Home


Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUHS
Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre of International Health, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Examiner, Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons
Director, Undergraduate Education, University Medical Cluster, NUHS
Director, Undergraduate Education, Division of Neurology, NUH
Examiner, Phase II, III and Final Year MBBS Exams, YLL School of Medicine, NUHS
Examiner, 3rd Professional BDS Exams, YLL School of Medicine, NUHS
Examiner, Masters in Nursing, YLL School of Medicine, NUHS
Neurology Content Advisor and Examiner, Masters in Nursing, YLL School of Medicine, NUS/MOH
Examiner, PhD Qualifying Exams, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health, NUHS
Examiner, PhD Qualifying Exams, Dept of Pharmacology, NUHS
Examiner, Masters of Clinical Investigation, NUHS
Member, Thesis Advisory Committee, Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health, NUHS
Member, Thesis Advisory Committee, Dept of Physiology, NUHS
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, YLL School of Medicine, NUHS
Examiner, PhD final thesis, Monash University, Australia

Chairman, Asian Acute Stroke Advisory Panel – 1996/7, 1997/8
Member, International Committee, 1997 Asia-Pacific Conference on Stroke Management
Member, International Stroke Society
Member, Advisory Board, POST Trial
Member, Advisory Board, PASS II Trial
Member, American Academy of Neurology
Singapore delegate, WFN meeting
Singapore delegate, World Summit Meeting on Stroke
Singapore delegate, Asian-Oceanean Congress of Neurology
Advisor, Neurosciences Development, Santo Borromeus Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia
Member, Scientific Subcommittee, 3rd Asia-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (2004)
Member, Organising Committee, Annual Meeting, WFN Neurosonology Research Group
Member, Stroke Subcommittee, 11th Asian & Oceanic Congress of Neurology
Chairman, Organising Committee, Annual Meeting, WFN Neurosonology Research Group(Asian Chapter), 2007
Resident Examiner, Neurosonology Certification Examination, WFN Neurosonology Research Group, 2007, 2009-2016
Member, Advisory Board, 4th Asia Pacific Conference Against Stroke 2007
Member, Advisory Board, 5th Asia Pacific Conference Against Stroke 2008
Member, Advisory Board, 6th Asia Pacific Conference Against Stroke 2009
Member, Advisory Board, 7th Asia Pacific Conference Against Stroke 2010
Member, Advisory Board, Asia Pacific Stroke Conference, 2011
Member, International Advisory Committee, 8th World Stroke Congress 2012
Member, Executive Committee, NSRG, WFN (2009-2013)
Member, Scientifc Committee, ASEAN Neuroscience Conference 2016

Clinical Neuroscience Society – Hon Secretary 1990/1, 1995/6; Committee Member 1993/4, 1994/5, 2005/6, Honorary Auditor 2004/5, President 2007/8, Assistant Secretary 2010/1
Singapore National Stroke Association – Protem Chairman 1996; Editor, Stroke Watch (SNSA’s newsletter)
Member, Stroke Working Group, National Committee of the Neurosciences
Member, Health Promotion Workgroup, MOH
Member, Singapore Neuroscience Institute Planning Committee
Chairman, Organising Committee, 1995 Stroke Public Forum
Chairman, Organising Committee, First/Second/Third/Fifth Annual NNI Stroke Conference
Member, Organising Committee, 1997 ASEAN Neurological Association Bienneal Meeting
Member, Organising Committee, 1997 Annual Meeting of Stroke Society of Australasia
Member, Training Subcommittee, Alzheimer’s Disease Association
Member, Clinical Classification Workgroup B, Casemix Taskforce, MOH
Member, Committee on Targets for Non-communicable Diseases, MOH
Member, Brain Death Education Workgroup, MOH
Member, Stroke Rehabilitation Workgroup, MOH
Member, Expert Panel for Drug Evaluation, MOH
Member, Committee on Targets for Stroke and Heart Diseases, MOH
Member, Clinical Drug Evaluation Committee, MOH
Advisor, Rehabilitation Needs Survey, MOH
Advisor, National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign, Health Promotion Board/MOH
Member, Committee on Healthy Lifestyle, MOH
Member, Activities Subcommittee, NHLC, HPB/MOH
Member, Organising Committee, 1999 2nd Asian Clinical Trials Conference
Member, CME 2000 Committee
Member, Organising Committee, National Heart Week/World Heart Day 2001
Member, Organising Committee, Stroke Awareness Week, 1996 – 2001
Chairman, Organising Committee, NNI/Singapore Stroke Conference, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008(til Jul’08)
Member, Advisory Panel, 4th NNI Stroke Conference
Hon Auditor, Singapore Hypertension Society(2002-2004)
Chairman, Advisory Committee on National Stroke Strategy, Ministry of Health(MOH)
Member, Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, MOH
Member, Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, MOH
Member, Hyperlipidemia Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, MOH
Member, Screening ECGs in Hypertensive Patients Clinical Guidance Workgroup, MOH
Executive Committee Member, Chapter of Neurology, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine
Member, Local Review Panel, National Medical Research Council
Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Screening for Cardiovascular Risk Factors, MOH
Member, Advisory Board, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polytechnic (-2013)
Member, Subcommittee on Restructured Hospital-Community Hospital Collaboration, MOH

National Healthcare Group(NHG)-Singapore Health Services(SHS)
Chairman, Joint NHG-SHS Stroke Disease Management Workgroup

NHG Cluster:
Clinical Champion(Stroke), National Healthcare Group
Chairman, Stroke Disease Management Workgroup
Member, Vascular Risk Factor Management Workgroup
Member, Health Promotion Workgroup
Member, Disease Management Coordinating Task Force
Clinician Scientist, National Healthcare Group

SHS Cluster:
Member, Steering Committee, Chronic Disease Management Program

Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Director, Stroke Program
Editorial Board, Onward, TTSH’s official newsletter
Editorial Board, Medical Digest, TTSH’s official medical newsletter
Member, Doctors’ Remuneration Task-force
Member, 1993 Year-book Committee
Member, NICU Computerisation Committee
Member, Rehabilitation Clinical Services Committee
Member, Clinical Research Funding Subcommittee of TTSH Research Committee
Chairman, Stroke Management Committee
Member, Organising Committee, 1995 and 1996 Neuroscience Colloquium
Chairman, Organising Committee, 1994 and 1997 Transcranial Doppler workshop
Scientific Co-chairman, Organising Committee, Annual Scientific Meeting
Member, Organising Committee, 1995 Headaches Public Forum
Member, Neuroscience Development Committee
Member, CDR Health Passport Subcommittee
Member, Ultrasound Users’ Committee
Member, Performance Appraisal Committee
Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee
Member, Clinical Carepath Steering Committee

National Neuroscience Institute
Chairman, Organising Committee, Public Forum on Stroke(Mandarin)
Chairman, Organising Committee, 1998 GP symposium on Stroke
Chairman, Strategic Planning Task Force
Member, 2000 Annual Report Committee
Member, Research Council
Member, Clinical Research Subcommittee
Advisor, Bi-annual NNI Stroke Nurse Course
Clinical Coordinator(Stroke Program)
Co-Head, Neuro-rehabilitation Unit
In charge, Non-invasive Cerebrovascular Laboratory
Coordinator, 2-weekly Stroke Speciality Rounds
Coordinator, NNI Neurology research updates
Clinical Trials Key Liaison Contact, Neurology, NNI
Member, Research Faculty
Clinical Champion, CPIP project, use of statins in ischemic stroke

Changi General Hospital
Neurologist in charge, Acute Stroke Unit

National University Hospital
Core faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Coordinator, University Medicine Cluster Teaching Awards

Alexandra Hospital
Visiting Consultant, Department of Medicine

Visiting Consultant, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
Visiting Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
Director, Undergraduate Education, University Medicine Cluster
Director, Undergraduate Education, Division of Neurology
Liaison, NUHS-National Brain Centre Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Supervisor, named Masters Student, named Neurology Resident, named Internal Medicine Resident, named Medical Officer, named Clinical Fellow

Raffles Hospital
Organising Chairman, Annual Scientific Meeting 2014
Organising Chairman, Public Forum, World Stroke Day 2015


Singapore Medical Council – Provisional 1983
Full 1984
Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore – 1994
Specialist’s Roll, Academy of Medicine, Singapore – 1994
Specialist’s Roll, Singapore Medical Council – 1998
Specialist’s Roll, Ministry of Health, Singapore – 1998


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