Professor Patrick Kwan

Professor Patrick Kwan


Chair of Neurology
University of Melbourne
Elected in 2017
Citation on election

Professor Kwan is a medical specialist in neurology with particular expertise in epilepsy and molecular precision medicine. His research combines basic and clinical studies, with emphasis on translation of scientific discoveries into clinical practice. He has published >160 peer reviewed papers and book chapters in the world’s top medical journals including, first author, the most highly cited original article in clinical epilepsy in record. His work covers the outcomes, genomics, pharmacogenomics, and mechanisms of drug resistance in epilepsy. To enable widespread implementation of precision medicine he is engineering point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices for application in neurological diseases and other conditions.




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