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Dr Jonathan Ong

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital


MBBS (S'pore), M Med (Internal Medicine) (S'pore), FAMS (Neurology), FRCP (Edin)



Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:


Special Interests:

Headache Disorders


Dr Ong is currently a Senior Consultant and a clinician educator with the Division of Neurology.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, in 2007. He has been a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) since 2011 and obtained his Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) (Singapore) in 2012. He received his specialist accreditation in Neurology in 2014. He has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) since 2015.

Apart from seeing patients with a variety of Neurological conditions, Dr Ong’s main interest lies in Headache Disorders and Facial pain. He was awarded the Academic Medicine Development award 2016/2017 for a fellowship in Headache Neurology at King’s College Hospital, London, under the tutelage of Professor Peter J Goadsby. He is the clinical lead for Headache Disorders at National University Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.
Dr Ong is also the current President of the Headache Society of Singapore.

Journals & Publications

1. Lee, V. M. E., Ang, L. L., Soon, D. T. L., Ong, J. J. Y., & Loh, V. W. K. (2018). The adult patient with headache. SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL, 59(8), 399-406. doi:10.11622/smedj.2018094
2. Ong, J. J. Y., & De Felice, M. (2018). Migraine Treatment: Current Acute Medications and Their Potential Mechanisms of Action. Neurotherapeutics, 15(2), 274-290. doi:10.1007/s13311-017-0592-1
3. Ong, J. J. Y., Wei, D. Y. -T., & Goadsby, P. J. (2018). Recent Advances in Pharmacotherapy for Migraine Prevention: From Pathophysiology to New Drugs. Drugs, 78(4), 411-437. doi:10.1007/s40265-018-0865-y
4. Goadsby, P., Wei, D. -T., & Yuan Ong, J. (2018). Overview of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias: Nosologic evolution, diagnosis, and management. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 21(5), 39. doi:10.4103/aian.aian_348_17
5. Goadsby, P., Wei, D. -T., & Yuan Ong, J. (2018). Cluster headache: Epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and diagnosis. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 21(5), 3. doi:10.4103/aian.aian_349_17
6. Ong Jia Yuan, Jonathan., Karsan, N., & Goadsby, P. (2017). Emerging treatment options in migraine. European Medical Journal, 5(1), 50-58.
7. Ong, J. J. Y., & Chan, Y. C. (2017). Medical Undergraduate Survey on Headache Education in Singapore: Knowledge, Perceptions, and Assessment of Unmet Needs. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 57(6), 967-978. doi:10.1111/head.13110
8. Kew, G. S., Sharma, V. K., & Ong, J. J. Y. (2017). Isolated hand weakness. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 40, E5-E6. doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2016.10.001
9. Teaching Neuro Images: A case of Hirayama disease presenting with polymyoclonus (2015). Neurology, 85(21), e156-e157. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000002144
10. Ong, J. J. Y., Therimadasamy, A. K., & Wilder-Smith, E. P. V. (2014). Teaching NeuroImages: Ulnar neuropathy related to a contraceptive subdermal implant. NEUROLOGY, 83(15), E147-E148. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000000854
11. Ng, K. W. P., Ong, J. J. Y., Nyein, T. D. N., Liang, S., Chan, Y. C., Lee, K. O., & Wilder-Smith, E. P. (2013). EMLA-induced skin Tinkling for the detection of diabetic neuropathy. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 4, 7 pages. doi:10.3389/fneur.2013.00126
12. Yeo, L. L. L., Paliwal, P., Teoh, H. L., Seet, R. C., Chan, B. P. L., Liang, S., Sharma, V. K. (2013). Timing of Recanalization After Intravenous Thrombolysis and Functional Outcomes After Acute Ischemic Stroke. JAMA NEUROLOGY, 70(3), 353-358. doi:10.1001/2013.jamaneurol.547
13. Yeo, L. L. L., Ong, J. J. Y., & Sharma, V. K. (2013). False-Positive Transient Ischemic Attack Due to Intraocular Lesion. JAMA NEUROLOGY, 70(4), 519. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.615
14. Tham KY, Ong JJ, Tan DK, How KY. How much do diabetic patients know about diabetes mellitus and its complications?. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2004 Jul;33(4):503-9.
15. Jonathan JY Ong, L. L. L. Y. (n.d.). An Update on Promising Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Epilepsy. Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology, s2(01). doi:10.4172/2155-9562.s2-005
16. Ong Jia Yuan, Jonathan. (2017). Migraine Update. In William C Cockerham (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Public Health: Sou-Z, index (Vol. 5, pp. 132-137).
17. Neurology (2016). In M(odified) E(ssay) Q(uestions) for Medicine Finals With Solutions and TipsVolume 2. World Scientific Publishing Company.

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