Khoo Hui Ming


Khoo Hui Ming


Khoo Hui Ming is a board certified neurosurgeon and a visiting researcher at Osaka University Graduate School in Japan. She graduated from Osaka University as an MD in 2004. Upon attaining board certification in neurosurgery,
she decided to start her research career with studying for a PhD in 2010. She earned her PhD at Osaka University in 2014.

Since the beginning of her research career, she is interested in functional neuroimaging and electrophysiology, focused particularly on different kinds of functional neurosurgical disorders including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus and other kinds of movement disorders. She was engaged in the clinical and research works on epilepsy during her PhD study.

Since June 2015, she joined the group of Dr. Gotman and Dr. Dubeau in order to extend her expertise infunctional neuroimaging on epilepsy. Her research focus includes incorporation of EEG-fMRI findings in epilepsy surgery, correspondence between EEG-fMRI findings and intracerebral EEG signal, functional connectivity in epilepsy, stereo-EEG implantation and etc. and etc.


1. The Mark Rayport and Shirley Ferguson Rayport Clinical Fellowship Award in Epilepsy Surgery from the MNI
2. International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Young Investigator Award
3. 32 nd International Epilepsy Congress (IEC) Best Abstract Contribution
4. 40 th Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE) Top-ranked Trainee Abstract Presentation

1. Research Fellowship by the Uehara Memorial Foundation from Japan
2. American Epilepsy Society (AES) Young Investigator Award

1. Preston Robb Fellowship Award from the MNI


Peer-reviewed papers in English

Hui Ming Khoo, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, Natalja Zazubovits, Daniel He, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman, The spike onset zone: The region where epileptic spikes start and from where they propagate. Neurology. 2018 Aug 14;91(7):e666-e674. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005998. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Kangjoo Lee, Hui Ming Khoo, Jean-Marc Lina, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman, Christophe Grova, Disruption, emergence and lateralization of brain network hubs in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, Neuroimage Clin. 2018 Jun 30;20:71-84. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.06.029. eCollection 2018.

Karthick PA, Hideaki Tanaka, Hui Ming Khoo, Jean Gotman, Prediction of secondary generalization from a focal onset seizure in intracerebral EEG, Clinical Neurophysiology, 2018 May;129(5):1030-1040. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2018.02.122. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Yongfu Hao, Hui Ming Khoo, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, Natalja Zazubovits, Jean Gotman, DeepIED: An epileptic discharge detector for EEG-fMRI based on deep learning, Neuroimage Clinical, 2017 Dec 5;17:962-975. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.12.005. eCollection 2018.

Karina González Otárula, Hui Ming Khoo, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, Jeffery A. Hall, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman, Spike-related hemodynamic responses overlap with high frequency oscillations in patients with focal epilepsy, Brain. 2018 Jan 18. doi:10.1093/brain/awx383. [Epub ahead of print]

Jeffery A. Hall, Hui Ming Khoo, Robotic-assisted and image-guided MRI-compatible Stereoelectroencephalography, Can J Neurol Sci., 2018 Jan;45(1):35-43. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2017.240.

Hideaki Tanaka, Hui Ming Khoo, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman, Association between scalp and intracerebral EEG seizure-onset patterns: a study in different lesional pathological substrates, Epilepsia 2018 Feb;59(2):420-430. doi: 10.1111/epi.13979. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Hui Ming Khoo, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, Natalja Zazubovits, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman, Epileptic networks in action: Synchrony between distant hemodynamic responses, Ann Neurol. 2017 Jul;82(1):57-66. doi: 10.1002/ana.24973.

Hui Ming Khoo, Yongfu Hao, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, Natalja Zazubovits, Jeffery Hall, André Olivier, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman, The hemodynamic response to interictal epileptic discharges localizes the seizure onset zone, Epilepsia, 2017 May;58(5):811-823. doi: 10.1111/epi.13717. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

Kishima Haruhiko, Kato Amami, Oshino Satoru, Tani Naoki, Maruo Tomoyuki, Khoo Hui Ming, Yanagisawa Takufumi, Edakawa Kotaro, Kobayashi Maki, Tanaka Masataka, Hosomi Koichi, Hirata Masayuki, Yoshimine Toshiki, Navigation-assisted trans-inferotemporal cortex selective amygdalohippocampectomy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy; preserving the temporal stem, Neurological Research, 2017 Mar;39(3):223-230. doi: 10.1080/01616412.2016.1275458. Epub 2017 Jan 9.

Hao Yongfu, Khoo Hui Ming, von Ellenrieder Nicolás, Gotman Jean, Subject-level reliability analysis of fast fMRI with application to epilepsy, Magn Reson Med., 2017 Jul;78(1):370-382. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26365. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Edakawa Kohtaroh, Yanagisawa Takufumi, Kishima Haruhiko, Fukuma Ryohei, Oshino Satoru, Khoo Hui Ming, Kobayashi Maki, Tanaka Masataka, Yoshimine Toshiki, Detection of Epileptic Seizures using Phase-Amplitude Coupling in Intracranial Electroencephalography, Scientific Report, 2016 May 5;6:25422. doi: 10.1038/srep25422

Kishima Haruhiko, Yanagisawa Takufumi, Goto Yuko, Oshino Satoru, Maruo Tomoyuki, Tani Naoki, Khoo Hui Ming, Hosomi Koichi, Hirata Masayuki, Yoshimine Toshiki, Respiratory Function Under Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy in Patients with Spastic Tetraplegia, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 2016 Aug;19(6):650-4. doi: 10.1111/ner.12394. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Khoo Hui Ming, Kishima Haruhiko, Tani Naoki, Oshino Satoru, Maruo Tomoyuki, Hosomi Koichi, Yanagisawa Takufumi, Kazui Hiroaki, Watanabe Yoshiyuki, Shimokawa Toshio, Aso Toshihiko, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Yamashita Fumio, SaitohYouichi, Yoshimine Toshiki, Default mode network connectivity in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, Journal of Neurosurgery, 2016 Feb;124(2):350-8. doi: 10.3171/2015.1.JNS141633. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Tani Naoki, Kishima Haruhiko, Khoo Hui Ming, Yanagisawa Takufumi, Oshino Satoru, Maruo Tomoyuki, Hosomi Koichi, Hirata Masayuki, Kazui Hiroaki, Nomura Keiko, Mohamed Ali, Kato Amami, Yoshimine Toshiki, Electrical stimulation of the parahippocampal gyrus for prediction of post-hippocampectomy verbal memory decline, Journal of Neurosurgery, J Neurosurg. 2016 Nov;125(5):1053-1060. doi:10.3171/2015.7.JNS15408. Epub 2016 Jan 15.

Khoo Hui Ming, Kishima Haruhiko, Oshino Satoru, Yoshimine Toshiki. Reply to: Low-frequency subthalamic nucleus stimulation in Parkinson's disease: A randomized clinical trial, Movement Disorders 29(12):1569-70, 2014

Khoo Hui Ming, Kishima Haruhiko, Hosomi Koichi, Maruo Tomoyuki, Tani Naoki, Oshino Satoru, Shimokawa Toshio, Yokoe Masaru, Mochizuki Hideki, Saitoh Youichi, Yoshimine Toshiki, Low-Frequency Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Movement Disorders 29(2):270-4, 2014

Kishima Haruhiko, Oshino Satoru, Tani Naoki, Maruo Tomoyuki, Morris Shayne, Khoo Hui Ming, Yangisawa Takufumi, Shimono Kuriko, Okinaga Takeshi, Hirata Masayuki, Kato Amami, Yoshimine Toshiki, Which is the Most Appropriate Disconnection Surgery for Refractory Epilepsy in Childhood? Neurologia medico-chirurgica 53(11): 814-820, 2013

Hosomi Koichi, Kishima Haruhiko, Oshino Satoru, Hirata Masayuki, Tani Naoki, Maruo Tomoyuki, Khoo Hui Ming, Shimosegawa Eku, Hatazawa Jun, Kato Amami, Yoshimine Toshiki, Altered extrafocal iomazenil activity in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, Epilepsy Research 103(2-3):195-204, 2013

Khoo Hui Ming, Kishima Haruhiko, Kinoshita Manabu, Goto Yuko, Kagawa Naoki, Hashimoto Naoya, Maruno Motohiko, Yoshimine Toshiki, Radiation-induced Anaplastic Ependymoma with a Remarkable Clinical Response to Temozolomide: A Case Report, British Journal of Neurosurgery 27(2):259-261, 2013

Khoo Hui Ming, Yoshimine Toshiki, Taki Takuyu, A "sling swing transposition" technique with pedicled dural flap for microvascular decompression in hemifacial spasm, Neurosurgery 71(1 Suppl Operative):25-30 ; discussion 30-31, 2012

Khoo Hui Ming, Taki Takuyu, Periventricular intraparenchymal schwannoma, Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica 52(8):603-607, 2012.

Khoo Hui Ming, Yoshimine Toshiki, Taki Takuyu, Telovelar Approach to the Fourth Ventricle: Refinements of the Surgical Technique, Proceedings of the 8th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons pp23-26, 2010

Khoo Hui Ming, Taki Takuyu, Surgical Technique in the Removal of C2 Schwannoma with Maximal Preservation of the Surrounding Supportive Tissue: A Case Report, Spinal Surgery 22(2):96-100, 2008.


Peer-reviewed papers in Japanese

Kishima Haruhiko, Yanagisawa Takufumi, Khoo Hui Ming, Kohtaroh Edakawa, The current status and future application of research in brain function, Japanese Journal of Neurosurgery 26(12): 892-898, 2017.

Koichi Hosomi, Takeshi Shimizu, Tomoyuki Maruo, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Khoo Hui Ming, Naoki Tani, Yuko Goto, Haruhiko Kishima, Toshiki Yoshimine, Youichi Saitoh, Functional connectivity of the primary motor cortex stimulation in patients with central post–stroke pain, Pain Research, 30:173–176, 2015

Khoo Hui Ming, Taki Takuyu, Kishima Haruhiko, Yoshimine Toshiki, Master the basic standard procedure in neurosurgery, transposition technique in microvascular decompression - A “sling swing transposition” technique, Noshinkeigekasokuho 23(8):844-851, 2013

Kishima Haruhiko, Yanagisawa Takufumi, Oshino Satoru, Goto Yuko, MaruoTomoyuki, Khoo Hui Ming, Tani Naoki, Hirata Masayuki, Saitoh Youichi, Yoshimine Toshiki, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy improves respiratory function, Functional Neurosurgery 52:145-148, 2013

Tani Naoki, Kishima Haruhiko, Oshino Satoru, Maruo Tomoyuki, Khoo Hui Ming, Kobayashi Maki, Goto Satoshi, Sugai Fuminobu, Yamaguchi Hiroshi, Mihara Masahito, Kimura Yasuyoshi, Takahashi Masanori, Nishikawa Yoshiro, Ushio Yukitaka, Mochizuki Hideki, Yoshimine Toshiki, Two cases of myoclonus-dystonia treated with bilateral GPi-DBS, Functional Neurosurgery 52:114-118, 2013

Tani Naoki, Kishima Haruhiko, Khoo Hui Ming, Hirata Masayuki, Yoshimine Toshiki, Functional connectivity of epileptic brain, Brain 21 15(3): 294-300, 2012

Hosomi Koichi, Kishima Haruhiko, Hirata Masayuki, Oshino Satoru, Tani Naoki, Goto Tetsu, Maruo Tomoyuki, Morris Shayne, Kageyama Yu, Matsuzaki Taiga, Khoo Hui Ming, Yoshimine Toshiki, Saitoh Youichi, Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the primary motor cortex, Functional Neurosurgery 50(2):185-191, 2011

Khoo Hui Ming, Nishio Masami, Wada Koichi, Majima Shizuka, Tateishi Akihiro, Ninomiya Koshi, Taniguchi Masaaki, Taki Takuyu, Videoscope with Narrow-band Imaging Technology: Efficacy in Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, Japanese Journal of Neurosurgery 19(9):696-701, 2010.


Invited papers in Japanese

Khoo Hui Ming, Participation report of the 8th Asian Epilepsy Congress, No Shinkei Geka, 43(4):372-373, 2015.

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