MWH SHSCC Dr Michael Lim


Medical Director
Senior Consultant Physician / Cardiologist

MBBS, MRCP(UK), M MED(Int Med), FAMS(Cardiology), FRCP(Edin)

Medical Director
Senior Cardiologist – Interventional Cardiology

Dr Michael Lim is an internationally renowned Interventional cardiologist with extensive experience in computerized tomography (CT) imaging of the heart and is also one of the pioneers of using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of heart arteries in place of invasive tests. He was among the pioneer group of doctors who formed the Cardiac department in Singapore National University Hospital when it was first established in 1989. he was the first cardiologist in Singapore to be sent for a fellowship in interventional radiology/cardiology in USA. He was also a pioneer in carotid artery stenting. Having performed Asia’s first in 1995, Dr Lim also devotes his time into research. In Singapore, he is the largest user of the newest generation stents to open blocked arteries, providing better and safer outcomes for patients. He is also well known in the region for doing highly complex stenting cases in favor of open heart surgery with excellent results. Dr Michael Lim was among 10 Chinese Physicians and the only Singaporean who was bestowed this accolade – FOK YING TUNG PRIZE THE WORLD MOST OUTSTANDING CHINESE DOCTOR AWARD 2018.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore, 1984
  • Masters in Medicine, Internal Medicine, National University of Singapore, 1989
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, 1989
  • Fellowship in Angiography and Interventional Radiology and Interventional Cardiology, Pittsburgh Vascular Institute, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA, 1991
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 1992
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2000


  • Fok Ying-Tung Prize -The World Outstanding Chinese Doctor Award 2018
  • Certificate of Merit, Annual Scientific Sessions of Asia Pacific Heart Association (ASSA) 2013 for being one of the top ten abstracts submitted
  • ASSA Outstanding Physician Award, Annual Scientific Sessions of Asia Pacific Heart Association (ASSA) 2013, given to the top 3 oral presentations
  • CIT Contribution Award, China Interventional Therapeutics (CIT) Beijing China 2018
  • Top 10 Cited Paper 2006-2008 Clinical Radiology, awarded by Elsevier
  • International Cooperation Award and Friendship Award, Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology Beijing China 2007