Professor Yu-Tze Ng 

Professor Yu-Tze Ng 

MD, FRACP, FAAN

Paediatric Neurologist, Epileptologist (Epilepsy Specialist)

 

Clinical Interests:

General child neurology problems including, seizures, epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Also childhood headaches, migraines, developmental delay, cerebral palsy and abnormal movements including tic disorders and Tourette syndrome.

 

Background and Experience:

Yu-Tze is one of the foremost paediatric epilepsy specialists in the world.

He graduated from Monash University and completed his general paediatrics training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and the New Children’s Hospital in Sydney and obtained his FRACP. He completed his fellowship in child neurology then epilepsy at the University of Texas-Houston at Memorial Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysioloogy and Epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN). He held three American esteemed academic child neurology consultant jobs with his most recent being the Chief of Neurology at The Children’s Hospital of San Antronio and Professor of Pediatrics (Tenured) with Baylor College of Medicine, Texas.

 

He has always balanced seeing many patients with academic medicine (published clinical scientific studies) to ensure his patients have all the best seizure and epilepsy (AED) treatments. He believes (as do half of all neurologists) that regular headaches are all part of childhood migraines which can be easily treated and relieved. Delayed development and cerebral palsy (muscle/motor weakness) deserve neurological assessment. Finally, abnormal (vocal) tics e.g. sniffing and throat clearing are extremely common, often misdiagnosed and not that far off from the normal spectrum although with a subconscious and/or significant psychological component.  

 

Yu-Tze speaks many languages (apart from The Queen’s English!) at a very basic but fluent level: Cantonese, French and Malay. More recently he has learned some medical “American Spanish“. He is very excited and feels honoured to return to treat and care for children at the Melbourne Children’s Clinic, close to where he grew up.

 

Yu-Tze has two young daughters and his interests are working out, gourmet foods, travelling and is a big sports fan.