Dr Robert Lim
MChB, ABIM [Int Med], ABIM [Med Onc], ABIM [Heme], FRCP [Edin]
“It brings me joy to make sure that I can get families through the tough periods. Knowing that I’ve made a difference.”
Dr Robert Lim is a graduate of both the University of St Andrews and University of Edinburgh where he obtained his medical degree (MBChB). He then moved to New York where he completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine followed by Haematology and Medical Oncology at The New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to his American Board certifications in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Haematology, Dr Lim is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. After returning to Singapore in 1998, he has developed his expertise in gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancers.
Besides his skills in clinical care, he has co-authored several pivotal major studies in colon cancer and pancreatic cancer that have influenced clinical practice. From 2005 to 2011, he was the Head of the Department of Haematology-Oncology at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS). During his tenure, he led the department to the forefront of research not only in Singapore but also internationally. In particular, the focus in developing new drug treatments and improving the understanding of the unique problem for Asians with cancer has helped many patients and their families.
He has been a member of the Specialist Training Committee in Medical Oncology, instrumental in training many doctors both in internal medicine and oncology, providing invaluable mentorship and guidance. Amongst his many varied responsibilities, he has served as an Associate Director of NCIS and is currently a council member of Dover Park Hospice, chairing their medical professional audit committee.
Sub specialty interests: gastrointestinal, liver, colon and pancreatic cancers