Deidre de Silva | World Stroke Organization
Deidre de Silva

Deidre de Silva

Head and Senior Consultant

Member Bio

Training: Born and bred in Singapore, I completed my undergraduate medical training, internship, internal medicine residency and subsequently neurology residency in my home country. My fellowship training included 1 year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and another year at Georgetown University.

Research Areas: My research interests include Asian patterns of stroke, prognostic factors influencing long-term outcomes after stroke, hyperacute treatments and interventions to improve secondary stroke prevention.

Professional: At the World stroke organisation, I serve as a board member and am co-chair of the campaign committee and member of the stroke support organisations and future leaders committees. In addition to my role as head of the clinical neurology department, I am the Vice-chair (clinical) of the academic clinical programme of the National Neuroscience Institute. The ministry-level stroke services improvement team I chair, leads strategic planning and implementation of initiatives to improve stroke care on a national level.

Publications: I have published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts with a current H index of 31.

In Private: I am doing very poorly on achieving the 50 things I plan to do before I am 50, having only achieved 3 namely adopting a shelter dog, having a house with a garden and watching my favourite band U2 live in concert (twice in 2 days).

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