Dr Lim Hong Liang had headed the Thoracic Oncology Service, Head and Neck Service and Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the National University Hospital. From 2000 to 2005, he was the Chief of the Department of Haematology and Oncology Department there.
He was also the Associate Chairman of the Medical Board of NUH when he left for private practice at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Dr Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1986.
He was trained in internal medicine and Medical Oncology at NUH. In 1992, he received a Japan JICA scholarship for further training in the Department of Thoracic Oncology at the Tokyo National Cancer Centre.
Dr Lim also was trained in high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant at the St Vincent's hospital in Sydney under a scholarship from the Ministry of Health.