Dr. Lim Beng Hai

Hand Surgery

Credentials MBBS (Singapore) M MED (Surgery) FRCS (Edinburgh) FAMS (Hand Surgery) Senior Fellow Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (USA)
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu

Dr. Lim obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1985. He obtained his Master of Medicine (Surgery) Singapore and the Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1990. He was accredited as a Specialist in Hand Surgery in September 1998. Dr. Lim did his fellowship in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in 1994 and was awarded the prestigious Senior Fellowship in Hand Surgery by the University of Louisville Hospitals in 1995 to 1996.

Upon his return to Singapore, he was appointed an Adjunct Assistant Professor position to the Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, USA. Dr. Lim served as a consultant Hand Surgeon at the Singapore General Hospital until 2000 June where he was appointed Chief to the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital (NUH)

While in NUH, he participated actively in the management of the hospital. He was Associate Chairman Medical Board in 2001/2002 and Vice Chairman Medical Board 2003/2004. He holds the Associate Professor position in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in NUS and heads the Hand Division in the department. He continues to be an Adjunct Associate Professor to the department until 2011.

He enjoys teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He set up the Microsurgical Training Laboratory in NUH in 2001 and was Program Director for the laboratory and started joint training program in microsurgery with Aesculap Academy in 2003. The success of the Microsurgical training laboratory propelled him to set up the STAR (Skills, Training And Research) Laboratory in NUH in 2003. The STAR lab was further expamded to include Digital Medicine Laboratory.

As the Chief to the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, he started the Department’s annual cadaveric symposium and workshop for General Practioners in 2000 and in 2001 the Foundations in Musculoskeletal Surgery for advanced trainees in Hand, Plastics and Orthopaedic surgery.

His research interests include Wrist Instabilities -Scapholunate and Distal Radial Ulnar Joint instabilities, flexor tendon repairs and training and certification in microsurgery. Widely published and some of his innovative surgical techniques are recognized by the international Hand Surgery community. Some of the techniques were cited in texts like the Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Atlas of Hand Clinics and Grabbs Enclyclopedia for Flap Surgery.

His recent overseas lectures include:

“Role of the toe in reconstruction of the hand” at the Annual Scientific Meeting for the Korean Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (KSRM), November 2010

BB Joshi Orator at the 34th Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH) in Nashik, India – November 2010

Volar/Dorsal Ligaments Reconstruction for Scaphol-lunate Instability at the International Federation for Surgery of the Hand (IFFSH) November 2010