Kay Sin Tan


Professor Dr Tan Kay Sin is senior consultant neurologist at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He underwent postgraduate internal medicine and general neurology training in various hospitals in the United Kingdom and Malaysia. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar to the United States of America and completed a fellowship in Stroke and Neurosonology at the Wake Forest University Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia. He is the current Asia Pacific Stroke Organization(APSO) Continuing Medical Education (CME) chairman. He was a past President of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences.

Apart from his regular teaching duties, he has also published widely in many peer reviewed journals in neurology and stroke with creditable citation indices. Professor Tan’s research interests include transcranial Doppler ultrasound, clinical trials, uncommon causes of strokes and biomarkers of cerebrovascular ischaemia.

Where do you see the industry in the next 20 years?
The industry is consolidating and will see exponential growth in the Asia Pacific for the next 20 years.

Why are you excited about participating in APSC 2017?
A new place each year, meeting new friends,refreshing old ones while gaining more knowledge.