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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Faculty | Professors



UC Davis Stroke Program


Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke 


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Kwan Ng, MD, PhD

Kwan Ng, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Vascular Neurology 
Specialty: Neurology

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3588


Clinical & Research Interests

As a fellowship-trained neurologist specializing in vascular neurology and neuro-rehabilitation, Dr. Ng’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment and prevention of stroke and subsequent recovery. His research interests include neural repair in white matter stroke, neuro-rehabilitation, and neurogenesis. He has served as a clinical investigator on several stroke trials, including NeuStart, SHINE, POINT, CLOTBUST-ER.


University of California, Irvine – School of Medicine
Irvine, California
M.D., Ph.D. 


University of California, Davis
Davis, California


Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland


University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Internal Medicine


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Clinical Neuro-Rehabilitation Fellow and ASA-Bugher Fellow


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Clinical Stroke Fellow


Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
Vascular Research Fellow

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, 2014 (Vascular Neurology)

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, 2012 (Neurology)

Select Recent Publications

Zeiler SR, Hubbard R, Gibson EM, Zheng T, Ng K, O'Brien R, Krakauer JW. Paradoxical Motor Recovery From a First Stroke After Induction of a Second Stroke: Reopening a Postischemic Sensitive Period. NEUROREHABILITATION AND NEURAL REPAIR, 2015 Dec 31[Epub ahead of print].


Ng KL, Gibson EM, Hubbard R, Yang J, Caffo B, O'Brien RJ, Krakauer JW, Zeiler SR. Fluoxetine Maintains a State of Heightened Responsiveness to Motor Training Early After Stroke in a Mouse Model. STROKE, 2015 Oct;46(10):2951-60.


Tansy AP, Hinman JD, Ng KL, Calderon-Arnulphi M, Modir R, Chatfield F, Liebeskind DS. Image More to Save More. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 2015 Jul 13;6:15.


Nunez S, Dorousdchi, Gleichman AJ, Ng KL, Llorente IL, Sozmen EG, Carmichael ST, Hinman JD. Versatile murine model of subcortical white matter stroke for the study of axonal degeneration and white matter neurobiology. JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS [accepted 2015, not yet in print].


Shapiro LA, Ng K, Zhow QY, Ribak CE. Subventricular zone-derived, newly generated neurons populate several olfactory and limbic forebrain regions. EPILEPSY BEHAVIOR, 2009 Jan;14 Suppl 1:74-80, Epub 2008 Oct 26.


Shapiro LA, Ng KL, Kinyamu R, Whitaker-Azmitia P, Geisert EE, Blurton-Jones M, Korn MJ, Zhou QY, Ribak CE. Origin, migration and fate of newly generated neurons in the adult rodent piriform cortex. BRAIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 2007, 212(2): 133-48.


Zhang CK, Ng KL, Li JD, Anderson DJ, Sun YE, Zhou QY. Prokineticin 2 Is a Target Gene of Proneural Basic Heliz-Loop-Helix Factor for Olfactory Bulb Neurogenesis. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 2007, 282(10):6917-21.


Shapiro LA, Ng KL, Zhou QY, Ribak CE. Olfactory enrichment enhances the survival of newborn neurons in the adult mouse piriform cortex. NEUROREPORT 2007, 18(10):981-5.


Ng, KL, Li JD, Cheng MY, Leslie FM, Lee AG, Zhou QY. Dependence of Olfactory Bulb Neurogenesis on Prokineticin 2 Signaling. SCIENCE 2005, 308(5730):1923-7.