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Dr. Lim Hwee Yong

Experience:
20 years
Language:
English

About

Dr. Lim Hwee Yong is a specialist medical oncologist with Novena Cancer Centre. He was previously consultant medical oncologist with National Cancer Centre Singapore, visiting consultant medical oncologist to Changi General Hospital and President of Singapore Society of Oncology. Dr. Lim received his medical degree from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland. He did his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Hawaii and Hematology and Medical Oncology training at Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah. Dr. Lim holds the American Board Certification for Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Speciality

Medical Oncology

Expertise

Gastro-intestinal and hepato-biliary cancers

Neuroendocrine tumour

Lymphoma, Leukemia, lung, and breast cancer

Qualifications

MBBch - surgery – University of Dublin, Ireland, 1998

ABIM Int. med (USA), ABIM Med Onc (USA), ABIM Haem (USA)

FAMS (Medical Oncology), FACP (USA)

Postgraduate in Internal Medicine at the University of Hawaii and Hematology and Medical Oncology training at Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah.

Awards and publications

He won the prestigious Ambrose Birmingham Medal in Anatomy and various university scholarship programs during his MBBch. He has led and participated in various important research involving various gastro-intestinal and hepato-biliary cancers, lung, colon and breast cancer, neuroendocrine tumour and other cancer research. He was also part of the peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) workgroup that helped establish this new form of treatment in Singapore. While in National Cancer Centre Singapore, he chaired the blood transfusion committee and was a member of the clinical trials steering committee. He was also the principal investigator of multiple research projects and was a recipient of the prestigious National Medical Research Council of Singapore grant funding.

He has published in international journals, authored and served as editor for oncology book chapters. He teaches medical students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore, as well as oncology and palliative care nurses.

Membership

Founding member of the Singapore Hepatopancreatobiliary Association.

Dr. Lim is also a member of American Society of Clinical Oncologist, American Society of Hematology, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, European Society of Medical Oncologist, European Neuroendocrine Tumours Society and Singapore Medical Association.