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Dr. Lim Yeong Phang Dr. Lim Yeong Phang
Dr. Lim Yeong Phang

Dr. Lim Yeong Phang

SpecialIty

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

language

  • Teochew
  • Hokkien
  • Mandarin
  • English

Key achievements

  • 2011 - Member of the surgical team that carried out Singapore’s earliest combined heart and liver transplant
  • 2008 - Started the National Cardiovascular Homograft Bank with the support of the Ministry of Health
  • 2000 - Member of the surgical team that performed Singapore's earliest lung transplant

Fellowship and accreditation

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Cambridge, UK
  • Master of Arts
  • Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Certified Tissue Bank Specialist, American Association of Tissue Banks

Experience

Dr Lim Yeong Phang is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. He is experienced in performing minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) via the chest wall without cutting through any bone, as well as hybrid coronary revascularisation (a combination of surgical bypass and percutaneous stenting) with interventional cardiologists

Dr Lim was formerly a medical officer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He chose to train in surgery and joined the department of cardiothoracic surgery at the Singapore General Hospital in 1998 and was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship in 2005 to the Cleveland Clinic, USA, where he trained in congenital heart surgery. When he returned to Singapore in 2006, he was appointed as a consultant at the National Heart Centre (NHC) and subsequently as a senior consultant. He was also appointed as visiting consultant to KK Women's and Children’s Hospital.

He spent 3 months in Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital in China as a recipient of the SingHealth Talent Development Scheme in 2007. Through a grant from the Ministry of Health, Singapore, Dr Lim established the National Cardiovascular Homograft Bank in 2008 at NHC with his colleagues and serves as its medical director. In 2012, Dr Lim was appointed as the director of the cardiac operating theatre at NHC.

He is a member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia, Singapore Cardiac Society and Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Articles

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