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Dr Lim Chong Hee

Dr Lim Chong Hee
Dr Lim Chong Hee
  • C H Lim Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


    3 Mount Elizabeth #17-11
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    6822 0871
  • Novena Heart Centre


    38 Irrawaddy Road #06-42
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    6659 7586
  • Specialty

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore
    • Certified Tissue Banking Specialist
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew


  • Dr Lim Chong Hee is a cardiothoracic surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Singapore. His clinical interests are thoracic and cardiac surgery, implantation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and mechanical heart assist devices for heart/lung failure and heart/lung transplantation.
  • Dr Lim has more than 20 years of clinical experience in cardiothoracic surgery. He is appointed as visiting consultant to the National Heart Centre (NHC), Singapore. An active researcher, he is presently working to develop a bidirectional cannula for ECMO and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He has been involved in several clinical trials, namely: the InteguSeal Protocol 100-06-0001, Merck Trial V710 and STICH (Surgical Treatment for Ischaemic Heart Failure).
  • Dr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from the National University of Singapore in 1990. Thereafter, he earned his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1994. He furthered his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, USA from 1999-2001 where he trained among the best cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. As of 2002, Dr Lim has been a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
  • Other than his clinical work, Dr Lim lectures in regional and international conferences. While serving at the NHC, he had contributed to the NUS Medical Faculty as Senior Lecturer and held the appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, where he taught and tutored future doctors.
  • Dr Lim is a member of the Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in the College of Surgeons, Singapore. There, he has held various appointments such as Honorary Secretary (2005 – 2009) and Chairman (2009 – 2013). He is also a member of the Singapore Thoracic Society.

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