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Dr. Lim Hwee Yong

Dr. Lim Hwee Yong

MB BCh (Ireland), ABIM Int. Med (USA), ABIM Med Onc (USA), ABIM Haem (USA), FAMS (Medical Oncology), FACP (USA)

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, whereby he won the prestigious Ambrose Birmingham Medal in Anatomy and various university scholarship programmes. 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.

Upon return to Singapore in early 2010, Dr. Lim joined the department of medical oncology in National Cancer Centre Singapore. He has led and participated in various important research involving various gastro-intestinal and hepato-biliary cancers, lung and breast cancer, neuroendocrine tumour and other cancer research. He was also part of the peptide receptor radionuclide therapy workgroup that helped establish this new form of treatment in Singapore. While in National Cancer Centre Singapore, he chairs the blood transfusion committee and is a member of the clinical trials steering committee. He was also the principle investigator of multiple research projects including multiple projects that was awarded the prestigious National Medical Research Council of Singapore grant funding.

Dr. Lim is actively involved in the education of doctors, medical students and nurses, giving lectures to doctors and patients both local and internationally. He was a member of the Medical Oncology Residency Advisory Board that review and advise on medical oncology training structure and serve as examiner for medical oncologist trainee exit exams. 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.

Dr. Lim was the President of the Singapore Society of Oncology from 2012 to 2013. He is a 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.


Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

38 Irrawaddy Road #09-41, Singapore 329563

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