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Dr Lim Chin Chin, Vivien

Dr Lim Chin Chin, Vivien
Dr Lim Chin Chin, Vivien
  • Vivien Lim Endocrinology Specialist Centre

    Address

    6 Napier Road #03-17/18
    Gleneagles Medical Centre
    Singapore 258499

    Tel
    Fax
    6741 2869
  • Specialty

    • Endocrinology
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK
    • Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), National University of Singapore
    • Fellow of The Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Endocrinology)
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hakka
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew

Background

  • After gaining both an MRCP (UK) and a Masters in Internal Medicine in Singapore, Dr Vivien Lim embarked on endocrinology training in Singapore and was accredited as a Specialist in Endocrinology in 2008. After she completed her training, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan Scholarship by the Ministry of Health to gain wider experience in complex cases of endocrinology in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. While there, she also obtained certification as a clinical densitometrist with the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
  • Upon her return to Singapore, she worked as a consultant in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the Diabetes Centre where she ran clinics in general endocrinology, diabetes, bone and calcium clinics, and adrenal/pituitary clinics, in addition to providing thyroid and fine needle aspiration cytology services. She set up the adrenal and osteoporosis service and also a multi-disciplinary pituitary conference in the hospital. Dr Lim also held the post of programme director of the endocrine residency programme in KTPH.
  • Conditions she treats include adrenal diseases, calcium and vitamin D disorders, diabetes and its complications, female hormonal diseases, growth hormone disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, male hormonal diseases, including low testosterone, osteoporosis, pituitary diseases, thyroid disorders, and obesity and weight management issues.
  • She was appointed as a Senior Lecturer to the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She has also been elected to and currently holds the position of President of the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore and executive committee member of the Osteoporosis Society of Singapore.
  • Dr Lim has a passion for humanitarian causes and is the Peer Coordinator of Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres) in Singapore. She has been active in past medical missions to places such as Kenya, during the Tsunami in 2005 in Sri Lanka and her latest mission was during Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 in the Philippines. She was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2014, honouring healthcare workers who are inspirational role models exemplifying the values of courage, extraordinary dedication, selflessness, steadfastness in ethics, compassion and humanity.

Awards

  • Minister for Health Award for the Tsunami Relief Operation 2005
  • Healthcare Humanity Award 2014

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