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Dr M Raj Nijanth

Dr M Raj Nijanth

​MBBS, MRCP (UK), FAMS (Neurology)

Associate Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Associate Consultant Neurology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Nijanth is an Associate Consultant in Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH). He has a special interest in Migraine and headache disorders, Stroke, and rehabilitation. In addition to clinical practice, he is involved in education of students in various medical schools in Singapore. He has several publications in international journals and is actively involved in research.


  •  Specialist Accreditation in Neurology, Singapore 2023
  • Specialty Certificate in Neurology - Royal College of Physicians UK, 2021
  • MRCP UK - Member Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 2019
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Singhealth, Singapore 2018
  • MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India 2005 -2011

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI@SGH)
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Neurology)
  • Member, International Headache Society
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians, UK
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association


Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • Spinal Cord Injury: Extent of disability, its complications and management – An overview for Primary care physicians (2023)
Publication:  Journal of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Studies & Reports
Nijanth M Raj, Nicodemus EO, Ei MZ, Chen J, Kappangathu VP
DOI: 10.47363/JPMRS/2023(5)165

  • Confidence in Neurology: How educators can help fight Neurophobia (2022)
Publication:  South East Asian Journal of Medical Education
YJ Tan, KYL Juliana, Nijanth M Raj
DOI : 10.4038/seajme.v16i2.515

  • Isolated Infarctions of the Conus Medullaris: Clinical Features and Outcomes
Publication:  Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases (2021)
You Jiang Tan, Nijanth M Raj
DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2021.106055

  • A Practical Clinical Course Model for use during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021)
Publication: South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education: Dec , 2021, 15 (2) : 23
You Jiang Tan, Nijanth M Raj
DOI: 10.4038/seajme.v15i2.270

  • Haemorrhagic Transformation following Ischaemic Stroke : A retrospective study (2020)
Publication:  Nature -Scientific Reports
SD Pande, MM Win, Nijanth M Raj, EM Zaw,L Lolong, AS Tin
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-62230-5

  • Extradural Spinal Cavernous Hemangioma mimicking a dumb-bell shaped tumor, as a rare cause of myelopathy – Case report and review of literature (2020)
Publication:  Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery
KV Prasanna, CS Ahmed, Nijanth M Raj, Poh WT, SK Dinesh

  • A Narrow Escape. High-energy Comminuted fractures of Sacrum and Pelvis – are they always associated with neurological deficits? (2019)
Publication: South East Asia Journal of Medical Sciences
Nijanth M Raj, Shakil A Chohan, KV Prasanna

  • Sacral Insufficiency Fractures in patients with Spinal Cord Injury: Case report (2019)
Publication: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Communications
K V Prasanna, Nijanth M. Raj and Siddeshwar Patil
DOI: 10.2340/20030711-1000019
  • Baclofen in treatment of Stroke causing refractory hiccups (2016)
Publication: Archives of Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
Kwok KM, Cheong HY, Nijanth M Raj, Larik Ashfaq
DOI: 10.19104/crcm.2015.101

  • Effects of Fixed-dose combination strategy on adherence and risk factors in patients with or at high risk of CVD (2013)
Publication: JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association
Thom S et al & Umpire Collaborative Group (Collaborator - Nijanth M)

Research Trials

  • ​MAESTOSO Trial – Efficacy of MLC1501 in Post Stroke subjects with motor deficits (2023) – Co Investigator
  • LIBREXIA Stroke Trial – Milvexian in participants after an acute stroke or TIA (2023) – Co Investigator
  • Burden and Care of Migraine in Singapore (2022)
  • UMPIRE Trial – Fixed dose combination strategy in patients with high risk CVD (2011- 2013) Trial Collaborator
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