Dr. Hsiao-Lun Ku

Academic Degree(s)






Current Position

2012/10~: Attending Psychiatrist. Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital


Professional Experience

  • 2010~2011: Post-doctoral fellow. Department of  Psychiatry, Yale University, U.S.A.
  • 2004~2012/9: Resident, Chief Resident, Fellow Doctor. Department of Psychiatry, Taipei  Veterans General Hospital
  • 2002~2004: Resident. Department of Internal Medicine, Chutung Veterans Hospital


Education & Training

  • 2008~2010: Master of Science. Department of Epidemiology, Institute Of Public Health, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University
  • 1995~2002: MD. Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University



  • 2011: Fellowship Award. 2nd Congress of Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • 2011: Poster Award. Proceeding of 2011 Congress and Scientific Meeting of Chinese Psychiatric Association


Research Grants

  • Investigating the Role of Nitric Oxide Synthase in Schizophrenia
  • by Functional Magnetic Resonance Image of the Brain and Cerebral
  • Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C.(科技部)
  • MOST 105-2314-B-038-079 -


Committee & Membership

  • Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry
  • Taiwanese Society of Biological Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology


Selected Publication

  • Ku HL, Wang JK, Lee HC, Lane TJ, Liu IC, Chen YC, Lee YT, Lin IC, Lin CP, Hu CJ, *Chi NF. Cerebral blood flow autoregulation is impaired in schizophrenia: A pilot study.Schizophrenia Research. 2017 Jan 17. pii: S0920-9964(17)30024-5.[Epub ahead of print].

SSCI:(R/C=21/139≒15.1%,PSYCHIATRY)SCI:(R/C= 34/142≒23.9%,PSYCHIATRY) IF =3.986

  • *Chi NF, Ku HL, Wang CY, Liu YH, Chan L, Lin YC, Peng CK, Novak V, Hu HH, Hu CJ. Dynamic cerebral autoregulation assessment using extracranial internal carotid artery Doppler ultrasonography.Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.2017 Jul;43(7):1307-1313.

SCI:(R/C= 6/31≒19.4%,Acoustics) IF=2.494 (2st author: Equal contribution)

  • Lin CS, Ku HL, Chao HT, Tu PC, Li CT, Cheng CM, Su TP, *Lee YC, *Hsieh JC. Neural network of body representation differs between transsexuals and cissexuals. PLoS One. 2014 Jan, 20;9(1):e85914.


  • Ku HL, Lin CS, Chao HT, Tu PC, Li CT, Cheng CM, Su TP, *Lee YC, *Hsieh JC. Brain signature characterizing the body-brain-mind axis of transsexuals. PLoS One. 2013 Jul, 26;8(7):e70808.

SCI:(R/C=15/64≒23.4%,MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES) IF=2.806 (1st author: Equal contribution)

  • Ku HL, Chen CH, Yang YT, Hu, CJ, Wu Dean, Chen CC, Chen PC, *Chi NF. Association between cerebral lesions and emotional changes in acute ischemic stroke patients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2013 May, 201(5):400-6.

SSCI: (R/C=68/139≒48.9%,PSYCHIATRY) SCI: (R/C= 88/142≒62.0%,PSYCHIATRY)IF=1.860

  • Chi NF, Chien LN, Ku HL, Hu CJ, *Chiou HY. Alzheimer's disease and risk of stroke: A population-based cohort study. Neurology. 2013 Feb 19;80(8):705-11.

SCI:(R/C= 10/194≒5.2%,CLINICAL NEUROLOGY)IF=7.592

  • Chi NF, Shiao GM, Ku HL, *Soong BW. Sleep disruption in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3: A genetic and polysomnographic study. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association. 2013 Jan;76(1):25-30.

SCI:(R/C= 82/154≒53.2%,MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL) IF=1.252 (中華醫學會)

  • Ku HL, *Chi NF. Cerebral lobar microhemorrhages detection by high magnetic field susceptibility weighted image: A potential diagnostic neuroimage techniqueof Alzheimer’s disease . Medical Hypotheses. 2011 Jun;76(6):840-2.


  • Yang KC, Ku HL, Wu CL, Wang SJ, Yang CC, Deng JF, Lee MB, *Chou YH. Striatal dopamine transporter binding for predicting the development of delayed neuropsychological sequelae in suicide attempters by arbon monoxide poisoning: A SPECT study. Psychiatry Research-Neuroimaging. 2011 Dec 30;194(3):219-23.

SCI: (R/C= 86/142≒60.6 %, PSYCHIATRY ) IF=1.878

  • Ku HL, Yang KC, Lee YC, Lee MB, *Chou YH. Predictors of carbon monoxide poisoning-induced delayed  neuropsychological sequelae. General Hospital Psychiatry.  2010 May-Jun;32(3):310-4.

SSCI:(R/C=54/139≒38.8%,PSYCHIATRY).SCI:(R/C=73/142≒51.4 %,PSYCHIATRY ) IF=2.279