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About Us

Our Mission

We strive to understand what causes stroke, how to better prevent and manage it,

and are passionate in improving the well-being of stroke patients and their caregivers.

HKU Stroke



Preventing Stroke

Prevention is always better than cure. Our group researches the causes of stroke and how to improve prevention. Our past research informs us that hypertensive patients with large fluctuations in blood pressure are at higher risk of stroke and have a poorer prognosis if stroke occurs.


We have shown that various diets, in particular the Mediterranean diet, as well as foods rich in isoflavones and garlic help protect against stroke.

Our group has also shown that diastolic blood pressure may be an under-estimated risk factor for occurrence of stroke and cognitive disorders at older age.

Compared with Caucasians, Chinese have a higher burden of cerebral small vessel disease (an important cause of stroke and dementia) and much of our current research focuses on understanding the reasons behind this observation as well as the treatment implications for cerebral small vessel disease.


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Dr. Kay Cheong TEO

Deputy Director


Research Academic Team

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Dr. William C.Y. LEUNG


Dr. Preeti VIRWANI

Research Associate (Part-time)

Ms. Chelsea LO

Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Olivia CHOI

Research Officer

Mr. Marco Choi

Research Assistant (Part-time)

Dr. Debbie WONG

Senior Research and Analysis Officer

Ms. Linda LAU

Research Nurse (Part-time)

Ms. Crystal LEE

Research Assistant

Ms. Michelle KUNG


Ms. Roxanna LIU

Research Nurse

Ms. Mandy CHAN

Senior Research Assistant

Ms. Marlie HUNG

Research Assistant

Ms. Joyce TUET

Multimedia Officer

Graduate Students

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Ms. Olivia WANG

Graduate Students

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Mr. Tianze Lin

Graduate Students

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Ms. Mandy Chan

Graduate Students

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