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Adjunct Clinical Professor Thanh Phan has been Head of Stroke at Monash Health since 2004 and has developed a first class stroke team, providing stroke services in the areas of Transient Ischemic Attack, acute thrombolysis, interventional radiology and stroke unit care.

Prof Phan obtained his MBBS from University of New South Wales and has subsequently undertaken fellowships in Epilepsy, Neurology, Stroke and Neurocritical care in Cerebrovascular disease, including time at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and was an NHMRC Postgraduate Research Scholar. In 2008 he completed his PhD (University of Melbourne) with a thesis entitled Applications of MR Imaging in acute ischaemic stroke.

Currently a full-time staff specialist Neurologist in the Department of Neurosciences at Monash Health, Prof Phan undertakes ward service at both Clayton and Dandenong campuses, consults at Monash Neurology and in addition runs comprehensive stroke, young stroke, TIA and Minor stroke outpatient clinics. He is actively involved in the teaching of Advanced Physician Trainees in both Neurology and Stroke and provides supervision for a Doctorate student and the Monash Stroke Fellowship program.

Prof Phan is also extremely active in conducting research into several aspects of cerebrovascular disease and neurological diseases. He leads the Acute Stroke, Data mining and Imaging Division of the Stroke and Ageing Research Group (STAR) in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. These include neuroimaging studies involving CT, MRI, PET and LORETA transformation of EEG studies, health service modelling and evaluation, basic and computational studies of the cerebral circulation, and clinical trial design. Outside of cerebrovascular diseases, his neurological research interests include video-based neurological teaching (e.g. seizure recognition) prediction of coma outcome and migraine. He is chief investigator on NHMRC grants and co-supervises 2 PhD students and one Dpsych student.

Research area keywords

  • Neurology
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • acute thrombolysis
  • interventional radiology
  • stroke

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Research Output

Current aspects of TIA management

Clissold, B., Phan, T. G., Ly, J., Singhal, S., Srikanth, V. & Ma, H., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 72, p. 20-25 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Stroke Severity, and Not Cerebral Infarct Location, Increases the Risk of Infection

Shim, R., Wen, S. W., Wanrooy, B. J., Rank, M., Thirugnanachandran, T., Ho, L., Sepehrizadeh, T., de Veer, M., Srikanth, V. K., Ma, H., Phan, T. G., Sobey, C. G. & Wong, C. H. Y., 1 Jun 2020, In : Translational Stroke Research. p. 387-401 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Advanced age promotes colonic dysfunction and gut-derived lung infection after stroke

Wen, S. W., Shim, R., Ho, L., Wanrooy, B. J., Srikhanta, Y., Prame Kumar, K., Nicholls, A. J., Shen, S., Sepehrizadeh, T., De Veer, M., Srikanth, V., Ma, H., Phan, T., Lyras, D. & Wong, C., 1 Oct 2019, In : Aging Cell. 18, 5, 13 p., e12980.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Application of strategic transport model and Google Maps to develop better clot retrieval stroke service

Tajaddini, A., Phan, T. G., Beare, R., Ma, H., Srikanth, V., Currie, G. & Vu, H. L., 28 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 10, 8 p., 692.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Blood Pressure, Aortic Stiffness, Hemodynamics, and Cognition in Twin Pairs Discordant for Type 2 Diabetes

Karayiannis, C., Moran, C., Sharman, J. E., Beare, R., Quinn, S. J., Phan, T. G., Wood, A. G., Thrift, A. G., Wang, W. C. & Srikanth, V., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 71, 3, p. 763-773 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review