Adj. A/Prof Lim Yean Teng


  • Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiology Associates Pte Ltd, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Adjunct Associate Professor Lim Yean Teng graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1983. After completing his training in Internal Medicine, he underwent foundation cardiology training at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and Cardiac Department at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore. He then went on sabbatical leave at the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA, and received further training in two sub-specialties in Cardiology – Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. In order to expand the NUH’s cardiac services, Dr Lim underwent further fellowship training for percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan and peripheral intervention at the Prairie Heart Institute in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Before going into private practice, Dr Lim served as Chief, Cardiac Department, and Chairman, Medical Board in the NUH. He built and expanded the then young Cardiac Department to a recognised cardiac centre in Singapore, and the region. He laid the foundation for the department to evolve into the current National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS). Apart from contributing to the development of interventional cardiology service, he also established the NUH’s interventional fellowship training programme. During his charge, the programme took in fellows from China, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. Under his mentorship, a number of fellows have gone on to hold key positions in hospitals, and are established leaders in their field in their respective countries. Apart from his role as a Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Lim was also a keen teacher and role model to younger doctors in-training. During his tenure at the NUH, he was a recipient of multiple Star Awards in recognition of his excellent patient care and services

Dr Lim also served as Founding Governor, Singapore Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, as well as Committee Member and Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee of the European Society of Cardiology Congress. He is Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiology, ASEAN College of Cardiology and Asia-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology. He continues to serve on a number of national health-related committees.

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