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Dr Tammy Lim

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  • Consultant, Division of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (UK)


Paediatric Gastroenterology, Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Paediatrics - Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics (Learning & Behavioural Difficulties/Developmental Delays)


Dr Tammy Lim graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2011 and was awarded the Nestle Book Prize for Paediatric Medicine and the Jane Prize for Paediatric Research. She obtained her Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) and was admitted into the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2014. She achieved her Specialist Accreditation for Paediatric Medicine in 2018.

Dr Lim currently practises at the Child Development Unit (CDU), Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute (KTP-NUCMI), National University Hospital. Dr Lim is part of the Paediatric Feeding and Nutrition Clinic team, which sees children with feeding and swallowing problems.

Her special interests are in developmental and behavioural paediatrics and childhood feeding problems. She was awarded the NUH Learning Development Award in 2019 and MOH Health Manpower Development Plan Skills Attachment (Team) in 2020 for further overseas training in this area.
She is passionate about patient education. She is actively involved in the creation and curation of patient education material, and also the creative delivery of such information. She is currently involved in the development of an interactive IT platform and artificial intelligence-powered chatbot for this purpose.

She is active in undergraduate education and has won several awards including the Annual Teaching Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching – Great Teacher (Interactive Category) in 2015 and 2017, the Junior Doctor Teaching Award in 2017 and the Young Clinician Mentor Award in 2018. Over the years, she was involved in various quality improvement projects, of which her team won the Merit Award in NUHS Way in 2012 and the Recognition Award for Quality Improvement Project in 2013.

She is actively involved in research projects related to her areas of interest in child development and feeding. She was awarded the KTP-NUCMI Research seed grant for her research to improve dental outcomes in children with autism.

Journals & Publications

  1. Lim TS, Grignani RT, Tambyah PA, Quek SC (2015). Impact of Dengue-Induced Thrombocytopenia on Mandatory Anticoagulation for Patients with Prosthetic Heart Valves on Warfarin. Singapore Medical Journal, 56(4):235-6. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2015066
  2. Lee WS, Tee CW, Tan AGS, Wong SY, Chew KS, Cheang HK, Lim TSH, Lum LCS, Aw MM (2019). Parental Concern of Feeding Difficulty Predicts Poor Growth Status in Their Child. Paediatrics and Neonatology Journal, 60:676-83. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2019.04.004.
  3. Lim TSH, Tan MY, Aishworiya R, Kang YQ (2020). Autism Spectrum Disorder and COVID-19: Helping Caregivers Navigate the Pandemic. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore. 2020 Jun;49(6):384-386.
  4. Lim TSH, Aw M, Slosky L, Nyp SS (2020). Beyond Picky Eating. Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Oct-Nov;41(8):656-658. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000846.
  5. Mulay KV, Aishworiya R, Lim TSH, Tan MY, Kiing JSH, Chong SC, Kang YQ (2021). Innovations in practice: Adaptation of developmental and behavioral pediatric service in a tertiary center in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatrics and Neonatology Journal, Jan;62(1):70-79. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2020.09.003.
  6. Goh TJ, Lim TSH, Foo M, Ong SKA, Aishworiya R, Nair T, Kang YQ, Agarwal PK, Sung M (2020). Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in medical settings during COVID-19. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2020 Dec;54:102441. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102441.
  7. Kang YQ, Lim TSH, Ragen ES, Tan MY, Aishworiya R (2020). Managing Children's Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Providers and Caregivers. Frontiers Psychiatry, Nov 12;11:552823. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.552823.
  8. Tan MY, Kang YQ, Kiing JSH, Chong SC, Mulay KV, Lim TSH, Aishworiya R (2021). Teleconsultation in a Developmental and Behavioural Paediatric Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Caregivers and Providers in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal.

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