Meet Henry Ma, Adjunct Associate Professor, Director of Neurology and Head of the Stroke Unit at Monash Health.
What is your role at Monash Health and what does it entail?
I am the Director of the Neurology Department and Head of the Stroke Unit. My role includes running the neurology department, managing neurology and stroke patients and performing academic research.
Describe your journey at Monash Health.
I have been working at Monash Health for about 10 years. I was the Director of Physician Education, and I enjoyed the mentoring and teaching. I have been the Head of Stroke for about two years before becoming the Director of Neurology.
What are your biggest achievements since working at Monash Health?
My biggest achievement is transforming Monash Stroke into a state-wide Endovascular Clot retrieval Centre in Victoria, with state of the art stroke care provision to Victorian stroke patients. In addition, the Monash Stroke Unit is the largest stroke unit in Victoria with the most number of stroke patients discharged annually. I am proud of the comprehensive stroke care we provide at Monash.
What do you hope to achieve at the first Monash Health Neuroscience Research Open House?
I hope to showcase high impact research which will put Monash Health Neuroscience at the forefront of neuroscience research. The Open Haus will focus on exciting frontiers such as machine learning, regenerative medicine, informatics and computer modelling.
What is the most rewarding part of your role?
Working with my neurology team at Monash and providing the best medical care to our patients.
If you weren’t working in your current role what would you be doing?
I would be doing full time clinical research.
What is something that your team doesn’t know about you?
I always wanted to become a computer programmer.