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Dr Joy Vijayan

  • Consultant, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
MBBS (India) MRCP (UK), FAMS (Neurology)
Special Interests:
General Neurology, Neuromuscular, Neurophysiology​


Dr. Vijayan is a consultant with the Division of Neurology. He graduated from India and has several years of experience in Neurology, having worked as a faculty member at Christian Medical College, Vellore and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, before moving to Singapore. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians since 2012 and received his specialist accreditation (SAB, Singapore) in 2016. He also holds Diploma of the European Board of Neurology and Certifications by the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in Neurology and by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine in Neurodiagnostic investigations.
His interest includes disorders of the peripheral nerves, clinical neurophysiology and nerve ultrasound. He is actively involved in the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Clinic which is run in conjunction with the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Division. He has a very keen and special interest in neurological and functional disorders of the hand and upper limb.

Journals & Publications

Selected publications:

  1. May MeiQi Liau, Soong Hui Natalie tan, Tan Lixian Chris, Joy Vijayan, Nisha Suyien Chandran. Facial ulceration in stroke: an usual and lesser known complication described by Wallenberg. Neurology 2017; 90: e1448-e1449.

  2. Sundar R, Bandla A, Tan SS, Liao LD, Kumarakulasinghe NB, Jeyasekharan AD, Ow SG, Lim JS, Vijayan J, Therimadasamy AK, Hairom Z, Ang E, Thakor NV, Lee SC, Wilder-Smith EP. Limb hypothermia for preventing Paclitaxwl-induced peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer patients: A pilot study. Front Oncol. 2017 Jan 10;6:274.

  3. Chandra B, Vijayan J, Yuki N, Therimadasamy A, Wilder-Smith E. Clinical reasoning: Temporal profile of inflammatory neuropathies: Beginning to make sense of the uncertainties. Neurology 2016 Oct 18;87(16): e182-e188.

  4. Samarawickrama D, Therimadasamy AK, Chan YC, Vijayan J, Wilder-Smith EP. Nerve ultrasound in electrophysiologically verified Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Muscle Nerve 2015 Nov 12.

  5. Leonard LL Yeo, Rahul Rathakrishnan, Vijayan Joy, Aravinda T Kannan, Einar Wilder-Smith. Localizing median neuropathies: the role of different investigations. Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore 2015; 44: 9.

  6. Vijayan J, Chan YC, Therimadasamy A, Wilder-Smith EP. Role of combined B-mode and Doppler sonography in evaluating neurolymphomatosis. Neurology 2015 Sep 1; 85(9): 752-5.

  7. Vijayan J, Sharma VK. Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension- management update and role of droxidopa. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2015; 8: 915-23.

  8. Vijayan, J, Sharma VK; Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: A path less travelled and making a difference. Brain Disorders and Therapy; 2014 (accepted for publication)

  9. Joy Vijayan, Chuen YC, Punzalan AM, Wilder-Smith EP. A 27-year old man with hand numbness: Exploring new horizons and reinventing the past. Neurology 2014 March11; 82(10):e80-4.

  10. Joy Vijayan, Therimadasamy AK, Chan YC, Wilder-Smith EP. Combined Doppler and B-mode sonography in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Neurological Sciences 2011 Sept 15; 308(1-2):16-20.


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