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Adj Asst Prof Ling Simon Robert

Adj Asst Prof Ling Simon Robert

MBBS (Melbourne), FRACP

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Paediatric Neurology

Clinical Interest: Neuroimmunology, Epilepsy, Myasthenia Gravis

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Autoimmune Encephalitis, Developmental Disability, Epilepsy, Headache in Children, Headaches, Muscle Diseases, Myasthenia Gravis, Optic Neuritis, Spine & Peripheral Nerve, Stroke.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neurology Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Simon Ling MBBS FRACP is a Paediatric Neurologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. He undertook his medical training at The Universityof Melbourne and completed postgraduate specialist training in paediatric neurology at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick. He has been working in the paediatrics department of KKH since 2007. In his clinical practice, he sees children with a wide variety of neurological problems and has a special interest in inflammatory central nervous conditions. He is certified in electroencephalography (EEG) and performs nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography (NCS & EMG) in children.

He incorporates a strong emphasis on education into his clinical practice of neurology and general paediatrics, teaching and training learners across the continuum. This includes medical students, postgraduate doctors, nursing and allied health professional colleagues. He holds academic appointments with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and is an Academic Medicine Education Institute (AMEI) Fellow.


  • FRACP 2012
  • MBBS 1999 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct Instructor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Senior Consultant, Neurology Service, Department of Paediatric Medicine, KKH, Singapore
  • Chair, Scientific committee & Member, Organising committee CLIC conference (Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships) 2017
  • Member, Austalian New Zealand Association of Neurologists ANZAN 


  • Star Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2017

Research Interests

  • Clinical research, child neurology: Inflammatory central nervous conditions in children
  • Medical education and pedagogy 


  • An unusual case of infant seizures with anaphylaxis to wheat. Kok Wee Chong , Simon Ling, and Wenyin Loh, Asia Pac Allergy. 2018 Apr;8(2):e13
  • Focal status epilepticus and progressive dyskinesia: A novel phenotype for glycine receptor antibody-mediated neurological disease in children. Chan DW, Thomas T, Lim M, Ling S, Woodhall M, Vincent A, Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2017 Mar;21(2):414-417.
  • Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD) syndrome may have a hypothalamus-periaqueductal gray localization Chow C, Fortier MV, Das L, Menon AP, Vasanwala R, Lam JC, Ng ZM, Ling SR, Chan DW, Choong CT, Liew WK, Thomas T Pediatric Neurology 2015; 52(5):521-525 (Article; Published in Print)
  • Association of carbamazepine-induced severe cutaneous drug reactions and HLA-B*1502 allele status and dose and treatment duration in paediatric neurology patients in Singapore, Chong KW, Chan DW, Cheung YB, Ching LK, Hie SL, Thomas T, Ling S, Tan EC Archives of Disease in Childhood 2014; 99(6):581-584 (Article; Published in Print
  • Mild encephalopathy with reversible splenial lesion in children, Chow C, Ling SR. Proceedings of Singapore Health 2012; N.A.(N.A.):N.A.-N.A. (Article; Published in Print) 

Research Trials

  • Pregabalin in children with epilepsy