Dr Lim Ing Haan
English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect, Cantonese Dialect, Teochew Dialect
MBBS (1995), MRCP (UK), FAMS (Cardiology), FACC(USA), FRCP (Edin), FSCAI (USA)
Dr Lim obtained her MBBS degree in National University of Singapore in 1995. After completing her basic specialist training in Internal Medicine at TTSH and NUH, Dr Lim became Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001, and proceeded to advanced specialist training in Cardiology in 2001. Her general cardiology fellowship was completed in Tan Tock Seng Hospital between 2001-4. This was followed by training in Interventional cardiology in National University Hospital in 2004 and in Duke University Centre in 2005-6 under the HMDP scholarship from Ministry of Health.
She became board eligible in Interventional Cardiology (ACGME, USA) in July 06. In recognition of her professional and research achievements, Dr Lim was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine ( Cardiology) in 2009, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2009, Fellow of American College of Cardiology in 2009 and Fellow of American Society of Cardiovascular Interventions in 2010.
Duke University Medical Centre, where she received training in the latest advances in the field including Excimer Laser Atherectomy, Rotational Atherectomy, Percutaneous valve repairs was ranked amongst the top 3 Best Hospitals for Cardiology in US. There she was involved in performing angioplasty and stenting for high risk and complex cases transferred to Duke from 11 referral hospitals in North Carolina.
Dr Lim mostly practices radial angioplasty where the access is the radial artery in the wrist rather than the femoral artery. This technique cuts down bleeding risk almost to nil and is only practiced in 1.3% of all angioplasties in US and in Singapore.
She was the Director of the Cardiac Interventional Laboratories in TTSH in 2008-9 and helped set up the 24 hour, 7 days a week acute heart attack Interventional service together with the busiest Emergency Department in Singapore in 2008.
Her cardiology experience has spanned more than 10 years. Besides complex coronary intervention, including treatment of chronic total occlusion and saphenous vein grafts, Dr Lim’s interests include all aspects of non-invasive and invasive multimodality cardiac imaging, sports cardiology, preventive and cardiac rehabilitation. Dr Lim also offers percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty to patients who have severe rheumatic mitral stenosis.
Dr Lim has a keen interest in research. She was the Commissioning Editor of HeartAsia, published by BMJ, in 2009. She is still heavily involved in both undergraduate and post graduate teaching. Currently she is an Adjunct Faculty with the Duke¨CNUS School of Medicine and contributes to post graduate subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology.