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Professor Patrick Kwan 

Department of Neuroscience research groups - Kwan Lab

Patrick is a Professor in the Van Cleef Centre for Nervous Diseases, Department of Neuroscience, within the Central Clinical School, and Consultant Neurologist and Head of the Epilepsy Clinic at Alfred Health.

He is a medical specialist in neurology and an international authority in epileptology and antiepileptic drug development. 

Professor Kwan’s research portfolio encompasses both applied basic science and clinical aspects to improve the treatment outcomes of epilepsy. His research is focused on understanding the effects of long term treatment, identifying factors that affect outcomes, mechanisms of drug resistance, identifying novel molecular targets for the treatment and prevention of epilepsy and translating research findings into the practice of personalized medicine for epilepsy.



  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Drug Development

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2001 2019

Glutamate weighted imaging contrast in gliomas with 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging

Neal, A., Moffat, B. A., Stein, J. M., Nanga, R. P. R., Desmond, P., Shinohara, R. T., Hariharan, H., Glarin, R., Drummond, K., Morokoff, A., Kwan, P., Reddy, R., O'Brien, T. J. & Davis, K. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : NeuroImage: Clinical. 22, 11 p., 101694.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Metabolic patterns and seizure outcomes following anterior temporal lobectomy

Cahill, V., Sinclair, B., Malpas, C. B., McIntosh, A. M., Chen, Z., Vivash, L. E., O'Shea, M. F., Wilson, S. J., Desmond, P. M., Berlangieri, S. U., Hicks, R. J., Rowe, C. C., Morokoff, A. P., King, J. A., Fabinyi, G. C., Kaye, A. H., Kwan, P., Berkovic, S. F. & O'Brien, T. J., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Neurology. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sleep-disordered breathing among patients admitted for inpatient video-EEG monitoring

Sivathamboo, S., Farrand, S., Chen, Z., White, E. J., Pattichis, A. A., Hollis, C., Carino, J., Roberts, C. J., Minogue, T., Jones, N. C., Yerra, R., French, C., Perucca, P., Kwan, P., Velakoulis, D., O'Brien, T. J. & Goldin, J., 15 Jan 2019, In : Neurology. 92, 3, p. e194-e204 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Targeting neurodegeneration to prevent post-traumatic epilepsy

Ali, I., de Castro e Silva, J., Liu, S., Shultz, S. R., Kwan, P., Jones, N. C. & O'Brien, T. J., Mar 2019, In : Neurobiology of Disease. 123, p. 100-109 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

An interdigitated electrode biosensor platform for rapid HLA-B*15: 02 genotyping for prevention of drug hypersensitivity

Soraya, G. V., Chan, J., Nguyen, T. C., Huynh, D. H., Abeyrathne, C. D., Chana, G., Todaro, M., Skafidas, E. & Kwan, P., 15 Jul 2018, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 111, p. 174-183 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review