Dr. Lim Yean Teng


Credentials MBBS (Singapore) 1983, M Med (Int Med) (Singapore), MRCP (Int Med) (UK), FAMS (Cardiology), FRCP (Edin), FACC, FSCAI FESC
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect, Cantonese Dialect, Teochew Dialect

A/Prof Lim graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1983.  After completing his training in Internal Medicine, he underwent cardiology training at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Cardiac Department at the National University Hospital in Singapore.  He then spent 18 months at the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA and received further training in the field Interventional and Nuclear Cardiology.  He subsequently went for further training in Percutaneous Mitral Valvulopasty (In Kaoshiong, Taiwan) and Peripheral Intervention Fellowship at the Prairie Heart Institute in Springfield, Illinois, USA.

He is regularly invited as speaker, chairperson and moderator for major interventional meetings in the Asia-Pacific region, and has served as international faculty to major interventional meetings in Europe and the United States of America.  A/Prof Lim is recognized as a key opinion leader in the field in Singapore and the region.

Before joining private practice, A/Prof Lim served for 24 years in public hospitals.  Apart from Senior Consultant Cardiologist, he was an University Academic for 17 years, and has served as Medical Leadership at the National University Hospital (Chairman, Medical Board and Chief, Cardiac Department) and National Healthcare Group (Co-Director, the Heart Institute and Senior Management).  He was Chairman of the National Committee for Cardiac Care and Chairman, Specialists’ Training Committee for Cardiology, Ministry of Health, Singapore.  He continues to serve on a number of important national committees.  He was awareded Fellowship by local, regional and international societies and colleges, which include Academy of Medicine, Singapore; American College of Cardiology; European Society of Cardiology; Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; Asia-Pacific College of Cardiology; ASEAN College of Cardiology; and Asia-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology.

  • Commendation Medal, 2003 National Day Awards for Overcoming SARS
  • Courage Star Award 2003, The Courage Fund for Battle Against SARS
  • Sixteenth Singapore Cardiac Society Lecturer – delivered the lecture “From Q-wave Myocardial Infarction to ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction – New Wine in Old Bottle?” on March 21st, 2004
  • 10-year Service Award, National University Hospital
  • 15-year Long Service Award, National University of Singapore
  • National University Hospital (NUH) Star Award 2004, 2005, 2006