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Professor Tissa Wijeratne
MBBS MD FRACP FRCP FAAN FAHA
Neurologist | Educator |Researcher| Advocate
Tissa Wijeratne is a senior Neurologist, Professor of Neurology (visiting), Director, Academic Medicine and head of the Department of Neurology and Stroke at Western Health (Victoria, Australia). He holds chair positions on the
International Working Group for Young Neurologists and Trainees (2008 – present) , Chair, Special Interest Group for Headaches and Migraines, World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation and the Global Policy and Advocacy committee ( 2018– present) with the World Federation of Neurology. He was first Australian neurologist to be elected as a member of the International Committee with the American Academy of Neurology (2018 – present) and was awarded the prestigious Donald M Palatucci Advocacy Leadership in 2008. For his contribution to global neurological education and leadership, he became one of the first neurologist in the world to be bestowed the Ted Munsat Award (World Federation of Neurology, 2017). Tissa is a finalist, Stroke champion award , National Stroke Foundation 2019 . He is the inaugural recipient of a prestigious Priscilla Kincaid-Smith award, AMA 2019 for his outstanding contribution as an academic neurologist, mentor and advocate. He is a finalist , A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition award, AAN 2020, USA.
Tissa is a proficient publisher and accomplished international speaker with his translational research in clinical neurology generating more than 220 publications and 100 invited presentations. He has more than 35000 citations (h- index = 59) and maintains a full-time clinical commitment as leader of the fastest growing stroke & headache service in Australia (Western Health). He established this state-of-the-art neurology service, which has been pioneering headache care in Australia since 2006. To further assist headache professionals and the community, Tissa masterminded the birth of the Australian and New Zealand Headache Society in 2014 ( in collaboration with four of his colleague founder members) and birth of Jamce Lance-Peter Goadsby Annual Migraine Oration and Symposium 2018.
Skills & Interestsstroke neurology advocacy education headache movement disorders health care outcomes migraine
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