DR VICTOR LIM

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Glasgow, UK – MB ChB (Glasgow) with Commendations, 1993
Member of Royal College of Physicians – MRCP (UK), 1997
Fellow of Academy of Medicine (Cardiology), Singapore – FAMS, 2003
Fellow of Asia Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology – FAPSIC, 2007
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh – FRCP (Edinburgh), 2007
Fellow of European Society of Cardiology – FESC, 2008
Fellow of Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions – FSCAI (USA), 2010
Fellow of Asean College of Cardiology – FAsCC, 2012

APPOINTMENTS
Interventional Cardiologist, Gleneagles & Mt Elizabeth Hospitals 
Visiting Consultant, National Heart Centre Singapore
Panel Cardiologist, International SOS
Panel Cardiologist, Parkway Shenton
Panel Doctor & Preferred Examiner (Cardiology), AIA
Panel Doctor & Preferred Examiner (Cardiology), AXA
Panel Doctor, Great Eastern Life

Dr Victor is a General & Interventional Cardiologist – his Cardiology subspecialty training is in performing coronary angioplasty and stenting to treat coronary artery disease.

He was born in Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia) and was awarded the ASEAN Scholarship from 1982-1987 to study in Singapore for his secondary and pre-university education. He graduated with Commendations from Medical School in the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) in 1993. He then worked in Glasgow, completed his postgraduate basic medical training in 1997 & obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of UK (MRCP) in Edinburgh.  He returned to Singapore in 1999 and completed his Advanced Specialty Training in Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS). He obtained his accreditation as a Specialist in Cardiology from the Ministry of Health (Singapore) on 1st June 2002.

Subsequently, he underwent his subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology at NHCS and at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He was awarded a Higher Manpower Development Program (HMDP) by SingHealth, and had the privilege of spending a year (Sep 2004 – Sep 2005) as a Fellow in Interventional Cardiology at the renowned Siegburg Heart Centre in Germany under the mentorship of Professor Eberhard Grube.

Upon his return to Singapore in 2005, he was a Consultant Cardiologist at CGH as well as the Director of the Cardiovascular Lab, where he helped to set up the acute percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program to treat patients with acute heart attack – this was the first 24/7 acute PCI program to be established in a Singapore hospital without on-site cardiothoracic surgical support. He returned to the National Heart Centre in 2007, and helped to train Interventional Cardiology Fellows from various countries (e.g. China, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam). He has a special interest in the transradial technique for doing angioplasty & stenting, and helped in promoting and teaching the transradial intervention (TRI) technique to other cardiologists around the Asia-Pacific region. 

During his career in the public sector, Dr Victor was also recognized for his expertise as an Interventional Cardiologist by being invited as a Faculty Member to various regional & international meetings:
  • Asia PCR/ Singapore Live Course
  • EuroPCR, Barcelona / Paris
  • Joint Interventional Meeting, Rome
  • TCT Asia Pacific Angioplasty Summit, Seoul
  • Kamakura Live Transradial Intervention Course, Japan
  • Kokura Live Course, Japan
  • Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, Beijing
  • Malaysian LIVE Course
  • National Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka
He was promoted to Senior Consultant at NHCS in 2008, before he left for private practice at the end of 2009.

Dr Victor has served in the Singapore Cardiac Society (SCS) as an Honorary Auditor (2007-8) and as a Council Member (2010-11). He was also the Organizing Chairperson of the SCS 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting in 2010. He continues to be a Visiting Consultant to National Heart Centre Singapore, where he participates regularly in the acute PCI roster to treat heart attack patients.

He is fluent in English, Bahasa, Mandarin & some Chinese dialects.