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Dr Joseph Kwan

Dr Joseph Kwan

Qualifications: MPhil MD FRCP FRSPH FESO

 Expertise: Stroke, transient ischaemic attack, dementia, geriatric medicine. ‘Long COVID’, home visits

NHS: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Adult/Paediatric: Adult



Dr Kwan is a Consultant Specialist with over 20 years of training and experience of working in stroke, dementia and geriatric medicine, including general internal medicine and geriatric medicine in Wessex, Stroke Fellowships in Southampton and Edinburgh, Clinical Neurology Fellowship at The Institute of Neurology, and Dementia Scholarship in San Francisco.

He became a Stroke Consultant in Bournemouth in 2006, and later served as the Head of Department as well as the Clinical Lead for the Dorset Stroke Network. Between 2014 and 2018, he worked at the University of Hong Kong as the Clinical Associate Professor in Geriatric Medicine, specialising in Neurology in Older People and Dementia. To date, he has published over 140 journal articles, scientific abstracts, book chapters and theses.

In June 2018, Dr Kwan returned to London to work as a full-time Senior Stroke Consultant at the prestigious Imperial Stroke Centre in Charing Cross Hospital, which is a leading tertiary Hyper Acute Stroke Unit that offers specialised emergency stroke interventions including mechanical thrombectomy.

At Imperial, Dr Kwan is the lead for postgraduate stroke training, clinical quality improvement through the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP), and post-stroke cognitive service. He is a Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the HKU, and an Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Kwan’s ultimate goals of stroke treatment are twofold:

1) Achieving a faster and fuller recovery through intensive and personalised rehabilitation.

2) Prevention of another stroke.

He has particular expertise in managing post-stroke complications including pain, memory loss, anxiety and depression, and epilepsy. He also treats transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) as emergencies with a comprehensive panel of urgent specialised tests and prompt preventive interventions.

Older and frailer patients with dementia and other age-related problems can also expect a comprehensive geriatric assessment with a holistic approach of promoting healthy and happy aging through good nutrition, physical exercise and brain stimulation.


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