Irene Looi


Dr Irene Looi is a consultant neurologist who has been serving in the public hospitals of Malaysia for the past 22 years. She graduated from the University of Malaya and is presently a member of the Fellowship of Royal College of Physician (Edinburgh). She is one of the committee members of the National Stroke Registry in Malaysia and head of the Clinical Research Centre in her hospital. She is also the treasurer of the Stroke Council of Malaysian Society of Neurosciences.

Her interest lies in seeing improvement of stroke care in the public hospitals in her country.

Her publication include:
1. Stroke Incidence in the South West District of the Penang Island, Malaysia. (PEARLs : Penang Acute Stroke Research Longitudinal Study).Jan 2013; Preventive Medicine.
2. Vitamin E supplementation for preventing recurrent stroke and other vascular events in patients with stroke or transient ischaemic attack: Protocols. Oct 2013 Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Where do you see the industry in the next 20 years?: I would love to see improved stroke care especially in terms of early thrombolysis and acute stroke unit care in more parts of developing Asian countries.
Please provide a quote which explains why you are so excited about participating in APSC 2017?: This conference is the platform for various countries from Asia Pacific to come and showcase their practices and research in stroke while learning from others. That’s why it is so exciting!!