Trial Steering Committee


Principle Investigator:

Dr. Christopher Chen
National University of Singapore , Singapore
Dr. Christopher Chen is a Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medecine, National University of Singapore. Dr Christopher Chen is a Neurologist trained in the UK. Currently he is Chair of the Chapter of Neurologists, College of Physicians, Singapore; member of the finance Subcommittee of the World Federation of Neurology and International Stroke Society Board of Directors. He has written more than 120 papers and 5 book chapters. He has taken part to several clinical studies such as DIAS, ONTARGET, ESPRIT, VITATIOPS, PASS II, GAIN, POST or IST.

National Coordinators:



Dr. N.V. Ramani
National University Hospital, Singapore
Dr. N. V. Ramani is a Senior Consultant at the National University Hospital of Singapore, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Medecine, National University of Singapore. He is presently clinical coordinator for stroke at the TTSH campus, chairman of the joint Cluster Stroke Disease Management program, Chairman of the National Stroke Registry Committee and Chairman of the Ministry of Health’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for stroke and TIA. DrRamani’s present research interests include clinical trial of medications in acute stroke, neuroepidemiology and neurosonology.



Dr. Jose C. Navarro
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Dr Jose Navarro is currently the Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center and the head of the Intensive Care Unit and Acute Stroke Unit and Neurovascular Laboratory of the Philippine heart Center. He is currently second Vice-President of the Stroke Society of the Philippines and a member of the board of Directors for Asia, International Stroke Society. Dr Navarro is active in Stroke research in the Philippines and has participated in international stroke trials such as VITATOPS, CLAIR, ENOS and SAINT-2.

Professor NiphonPoungvarin
USiriraj Hospital
Professor NiphonPoungvarin is a Professor and the Chairman of Neurology in the Department of Medicine in Siriraj Hospital. He is also the founding President of the Thai Stroke Society (TSS). He has authored over 390 publications.

Dr. Asita de Silva
University of Kelaniya

Lawrence Wong

Hong Kong:

Dr. Lawrence Wong
Prince Wales of Hospital




Dr. EowGaik Bee
Penang General Hospital
Dr.EowGaik Bee is a Consultant neurologist and head of the Department of Neurology, Penang Hospital.She did her Epilepsy fellowship in Cleveland Clinic Foundation,USA.Dr. EOW holds several academic teaching positions atPenang Medical college, UniversitySains Malaysia and University Malaya.Dr.EOW is also a Certified Medical Impairment Assessor (CMIA) and Myers –Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Accredited Trainer. She is actively involved in Clinical research and Medical Education and has Published books and Contributed book chapters on clinic neurology. She is also the editor of the Medical Journal Penang Hospital from 2008-2011.