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Dr Hameed Shahul

Dr Hameed Shahul

MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCP(Edin), FAMS(Neurology)

Senior Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre
  • Senior Consultant Department of Neurology National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute
  • Senior Consultant Neurology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr Shahul Hameed graduated in medicine from University of Madras and underwent basic medical training in Malaysia. He has attained MRCP(UK) and had been working in Fremantle hospital, Perth, Australia. Having gained experience and training in Internal Medicine and Neurology conditions, he joined National Neuroscience Institute (SGH) in 2005. He underwent further Advanced Speciality Training in Neurology and was accredited as a Neurologist. Thereafter, he was awarded Singhealth-HMDP  fellowship in Dementia and Neurobehavioural programme at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.Dr Shahul works as a Senior Consultant Neurologist in NNI(SGH) and as Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He was the Program Director of Neurology Senior Residency Program. His area of interest is Memory Disorders, Sleep Disorders and General Neurology. He is also actively involved in teaching medical students and other health care professionals.


  • ​FRCP (Edinburgh), 2009
  • FAMS (Neurology), 2008
  • MRCP (UK), 2002
  • MBBS (Madras), 1988

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, NNI@SGH, 2014-Present
  • Program Director, Neurology Senior Residency Program, NNI(SGH), 2017-2021


  • ​CEO Service Award, SGH, 2016
  • Heart Of Gold Award, SGH, 2015
  • SingHealth TDF Award, SingHealth, 2013
  • SingHealth Quality Service Award, Gold 2012
  • SingHealth Service Quality Partners, 2011
  • SingHealth HMDP Award, 2009
  • SingHealth Quality Award, 2008

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • Wong J W; Yuen K H; Nagappan S; Shahul W S; Ho S S David; Gan E K; Toh W T. Therapeutic equivalence of a low dose artemisinin formulation in falciparum malaria patients. The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology 2003; 55(2):193-188 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Tan Eng-King; Hameed Shahul; Fook-Chong S; Hussein Khadijah; Lum Sau-Ying; Chan Ling-Ling. Treatment outcome correlates with knowledge of disease in hemifacial spasm. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery 2008; 110(8):813-877 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Shahul Hameed,Robin Hsiung. The role of mitochondria in aging, neurodegenerative disease, and future therapeutic options. British Columbia Medical Journal BCMJ 2011; 53(4):188-192 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Lo Y L; Hameed S; Rumpel H; Chan L L. Auditory hallucinations and migraine of possible brainstem origin. The journal of headache and pain 2011; 12(5):573-555 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Shahul Hameed, Eng King Tan. Sub-clinical hypothyrodism and reversible choreoathetosis. Basal Ganglia 2011; 1(4):175-236 (Article; Published in Print)
  • WTP Cheong,R Pavanni,S Hameed,K Hussien,EK Tan. SEVERITY OF HEMIFACIAL SPASM CORRELATES WITH THE USE OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 2012; 18(2):54-54 (Article; Published in Print)
  • LH Lim,E Chua,MM Nyu,A Ng,H Shan,A NG,S Hameed,N Kandiah. Singapore experience with cognitive screening. Alzheimer's and Dementia 2013; 9(4):770-770 (Article; Published in Print)
  • J Ng,C Gabriel,A Liong,S Hameed,S Ting. Impacting quality of life and cognition in dementia patients through dance movements: Everyday waltzes. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES. 2013; 333(1):327-327 (Article; Published in Print)
  • S Hameed,SKS Ting,F Yan,H Ng,D Yeo. Complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with cognitive impairment in Singapore. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 2013; 333(1):294-294 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ahmad Mohammed Tauqeer; Hameed Shahul; Lin Kei Pin; Prakash Kumar M. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension with bilateral subdural hemorrhage: Is conservative management adequate? Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2013; 16(1):94-96 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ting Simon Kang Seng; Hameed Shahul; Earnest Arul; Tan Eng-King. Dissociative semantic breakdown in Alzheimer's disease: evidence from multiple category fluency test. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery 2013; 115(7):1049-1515 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Peeraully T& Hameed S; Cheong P T; Pavanni R; Hussein K; Fook-Chong S M C; Tan E-K. Complementary therapies in hemifacial spasm and comparison with other movement disorders. International journal of clinical practice 2013; 67(8):801-866 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ting Simon Kang Seng; Chong Mei-Sian; Kandiah Nagaendran; Hameed Shahul; Tan Louis; Au Wing-Lok; Prakash Kumar M; Pavanni Ratnagopal; Lee Tih-Shih; Foo Jia-Nee; Bei Jin-Xin; Yu Xue-Qing; Liu Jian-Jun; Zhao Yi; Lee Wei-Ling; Tan Eng-King. Absence of A673T amyloid-β precursor protein variant in Alzheimer's disease and other neurological diseases. Neurobiology of aging 2013; 34(10):2441.e7-2888888 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ting Simon Kang Seng; Hameed Shahul. "Lexical alexia" in a Chinese semantic dementia patient. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences 2013; 25(4):E37-088 (Article; Published in Print)
  • SY Tay,C Gabriel,SKS Ting,S Hameed. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND COGNITION IN PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA THROUGH CREATIVE DANCE MOVEMENTS. Alzheimer's and Dementia 2014; 10(4):606-606 (Article; Published in Print)
  • WI Koay,SZ Tay,C Gabriel,K Doshi,SKS Ting,S Hameed. PRESENTATION OF AFFECTIVE AND DISRUPTIVE CLUSTERS OF NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS IN SINGAPORE. Alzheimer's and Dementia 2014; 10(4):529-529 (Article; Published in Print)
  • SY Tay,C Gabriel,WI Koay,K Doshi,SKS Ting,S Hameed. Development and validation of the singapore famous faces test. Alzheimer's and Dementia 2014; 10(4):726-727 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ting Simon Kang Seng; Hameed Shahul; Tan Eng-King; Gabriel Christopher; Doshi Kinjal. Digit span: a comparison of Chinese versus alphabetic language speakers in dysexecutive dementia patients. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry 2014; 85(1):117-188 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ting Simon K S; Hameed Shahul; Prakash Kumar M. Ganser symptoms in a Chinese speaking corticobasal syndrome (CBS) patient. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2014; 43(3):197-199 (Article; Published in Print)
  • S Hameed,S Ting,C Gabriel,T Yan,K Doshi,K Inn,J.L.Yu. Singapore famous faces test- validation for diagnostic purposes in cognitively impaired and healthy controls. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES. 2015; 357(1):127-128 (Article; Published in Print)
  • SY Tay,WI Koay,K Doshi,S Ting,S Hameed,C Gabriel. The validity of the singapore famous faces test in detecting cognitive impairments. Alzheimer's & dementia: the journal of the Alzheimer's Association 2015; 11(7):445-445 (Article; Published in Print)
  • NM Mei,TM Choong,LLH Linda,ASL Ng,SKS Ting,S Hameed,N Kandiah. Role of specialist-primary care collaboration in the management of early dementia. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal Of Alzheimers Association. 2015; 11(7):584-585 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Bernhardt J, Raffelt A, Churilov L, Lindley RI, Speare S, Ancliffe J, Katijjahbe MA,Hameed S, Lennon S, McRae A, Tan D, Quiney J, Williamson HC, Collier J, Dewey HM, Donnan GA, Langhorne P, Thrift AG; AVERT Trialists’ Collaboration. Exploring threats to generalisability in a large international rehabilitation trial (AVERT). BMJ Open 2015; 5(8):na-na (Article; E-Published Only (Never in Print)/E-collection)
  • Kwok KSh, Hameed S, Tay SY, Koay WI, Koh S, Gabriel C, Doshi K, Ting SK. Hyperfamiliarity in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore 2015; September ;44(9):342-349 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ting SK, Yong KP, Hameed S. Ictal Asomatognosia With Illusory Limb Movement Secondary to Dominant Parietal Lobe Lesion. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2015; 27(3):218-220 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Bernhardt J, Lindley RI, Lalor E, Ellery F, Chamberlain J, Van Holsteyn J, Collier JM, Dewey HM, Parsons B, Moodie M, Lennon S, Donnan GA, Thrift AG, Churilov L, Langhorne P; AVERT Collaboration Group. AVERT2 (a very early rehabilitation trial, a very effective reproductive trigger): retrospective observational analysis of the number of babies born to trial staff. BMJ 2015; December 11:N.A-N.A (Article; Published in Print)
  • Kandiah N, Wang V, Lin X, Nyu MM, Lim L, Ng A, Hameed S, Wee HL. Cost Related to Dementia in the Young and the Impact of Etiological Subtype on Cost. Journal of Alzheimers Disease 2015; 49(2):277-285 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Mak E; Chin R; Ng L T; Yeo D; Hameed S. Clinical associations of anosognosia in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. International journal of geriatric psychiatry 2015; na:na-na (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
  • Avert Trial Colloboration Group; Bernhardt Julie; Langhorne Peter; Lindley Richard I; Thrift Amanda G; Ellery Fiona; Collier Janice; Churilov Leonid; Moodie Marjory; Dewey Helen; Donnan Geoffrey. Efficacy and safety of very early mobilisation within 24 h of stroke onset (AVERT): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet (London, England) 2015; 386(9988):46-55 (Article; Published in Print)
  • S Hameed,SKS Ting,C Gabriel,SY Tay,JPM Balagtas. A STUDY OF COGNITIVE RESERVE AFFECTING PERFORMANCE IN MEMORY SCREENING USING MMSE AND MOCA IN NORMAL HEALTHY SINGAPOREAN ADULTS. Alzheimer's & dementia: the journal of the Alzheimer's Association 2016; 12(7):575-576 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Ting SK, Chia PS, Kwek K, Tan W, Hameed S. Characteristics of number transcoding errors of Chinese- versus English-speaking Alzheimer's disease patients. Neurocase 2016; September 28:1-3 (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
  • Ting SK, Chia SP, Hameed S. Deep Dyslexia in Chinese Primary Progressive Aphasia of Semantic Variant. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2016; 28(2):25-26 (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
  • Ting SK, Hao Y, Chia PS, Tan EK, Hameed S. Clinicopathological correlation of psychosis and brain vascular changes in Alzheimer's disease. Sceintific Reports/www.Nature.Com 2016; February12;6:20858:N.A-N.A (Article; Published in Print)
  • Bernhardt J, Churilov L, Ellery F, Collier J, Chamberlain J, Langhorne P, Lindley RI, Moodie M, Dewey H, Thrift AG, Donnan G; AVERT Collaboration Group. Prespecified dose-response analysis for A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT). Neurology 2016; June 7(86(23)):2138-2145 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Chia Pei Shi; Hameed Shahul; Yong Kok Pin; Chan Ling Ling; Ting Simon Kang Seng. Hyperfamiliarity in Amnestic and Vascular Mild Cognitive Impairment. The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques 2016; 21:1-7 (Article; Published in Print)
  • SKS Ting, PS Chia,YH Chan,KJ Hong Kwek,W Tan,S Hameed,EK Tan. Characteristics of Chinese-English bilingual dyslexia in right occipito-temporal lesion. Journal Of Clinical Neuroscience. 2017; N.A:N,A-N.A (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
  • Ting Simon Kang Seng; Earnest Arul; Li Huihua; Hameed Shahul; Chang Hui Meng; Chen Christopher Li Hsian; Tan Eng-King. B vitamins and cognition in subjects with small vessel disease: A Substudy of VITATOPS, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of the neurological sciences 2017; 379:124-126 (Article; Published in Print) JIF: 2.474
  • Tan Yi Jayne; Ng Adeline S L; Vipin Ashwati; Lim Joseph K W; Chander Russell J; Ji Fang; Qiu Yingwei; Ting Simon K S; Hameed Shahul; Lee Tih-Shih; Zeng Li; Kandiah Nagaendran; Zhou Juan. Higher Peripheral TREM2 mRNA Levels Relate to Cognitive Deficits and Hippocampal Atrophy in Alzheimer's Disease and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD 2017; 58(2):413-423 (Article; Published in Print)
  • ka Hee Chua,Andy Wei Keat,Serene Liqing Lim,Wahab Syed Shahul Hameed.Siew Ju See,Devendra Kanagalingam. Remove the Ovarian Tumor, Cure the Encephalitis: Anti- NMDAR Encephalitis With Ovarian Teratoma in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore. Journal Of Medical Cases 2017; 8(2):52-57 (Article; Published in Print)

Research Trials

  • ​Developing a Behavioural Intervention to improve oral health for patients with cognitive impairment, DUKE-SINGHEALTH Grant funded study, Site PI 2016
  • SYNC-Singapore YoungDementia Cohort Study, CO-INVESTIGATOR,NMRC FUNDED TRAIL, 2015
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Alzheimer’s Disease,Co-Investigator, 2015-2018
  • Hemispheric Laterality Effect on Dyslexia in Chinese versus English Speakers, 2015
  • Study to Elucidate the influence of cerebral white matter disease in the pathogenesis of AD and PDD with combined structural and functional imaging,CO-INVESTIGATOR,NMRC FUNDED TRIAL, 2012
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