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Dr Michael Tan

Michael Tan is a neurologist, rehabilitation physician and a medical researcher, currently completing his PhD thesis in epilepsy epidemiology at the University of Melbourne.

Michael is a neurologist in the balance disorders clinic at Epworth Camberwell, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and St Vincentís Hospital Melbourne. His neurology interests include paroxysmal balance disorders, epilepsy, general neurology, headache and botulinum toxin treatment for chronic migraine, and impairment assessments.

After completing his medical training at the University of Melbourne, Michael completed his rehabilitation training in the areas of general, orthopaedic, amputee, acquired brain injury, neurological and spinal rehabilitation. His interest in acquired brain injury, neurological and spinal rehabilitation led him to seek the dual qualification as a consultant physician in neurology.

Michael underwent further subspecialty neurology training in epilepsy, neurophysiology and balance disorders. He was awarded the Adrian Paul prize in 2011 and the Epilepsy Society of Australia UCB Pharma clinical scholarship in 2012 to complete his epilepsy fellowship at St Vincentís Hospital Melbourne. This was followed by the completion of a neurophysiology fellowship.

Michael holds a dual qualification as a consultant neurologist and rehabilitation physician at St Vincentís Private and Epworth Hospitals. Michael has presented at international research conferences, most recently at the American Academy of Neurology annual scientific meeting in Vancouver where he presented his paper on the risk factors for injury in community treated cohort of patients with epilepsy in Tasmania. He has published in several peer-reviewed rehabilitation and neurology journals.

Michael supervises undergraduate students and is involved in teaching physician trainees in preparation for their exams. He holds professional membership with the Australia New Zealand Association Neurologists, Australian faculty of rehabilitation medicine, American Academy of neurology, American epilepsy Society, and the epilepsy Society of Australia.

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