Prof Aymeric Lim is the Chief Executive Officer of the National University Hospital (NUH), a 1,250 bed tertiary care hospital of the National University Health System. He is a Senior Consultant at the hospital’s Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, and a Professor with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is concurrently the Dean of the Healthcare Leadership College (HLC), MOH Holdings.
Prof Lim has served in various leadership roles at both institutional and national levels. He served as the Group Chairman, Medical Board of the National University Health System (NUHS) from 2017 to 2020 and Group Chief Human Resource Officer, NUHS in 2018 and 2019. He was the Chairman, Medical Board, NUH from 2008 to 2016, and Vice‐Dean in the Dean’s Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2017. Prof Lim was formerly the Commanding Officer of a Combat Support Hospital in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2009 to 2015.
With almost 30 years of experience, Prof Lim is an internationally recognised hand and reconstructive microsurgeon, subspecialising in peripheral nerve surgery, brachial plexus, stroke and thoracic outlet syndrome. He has published extensively in these areas. His research on the intra‐muscular innervation of the muscles of the forearm has led to new clinical work in the field of tendon and nerve transfers. In addition, Prof Lim has co‐edited a book titled “Elective Hand Surgery”.
For his outstanding achievements in the advancement of hand and reconstructive microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and his contributions to shaping the safety culture of healthcare services in Singapore and beyond, Prof Lim was awarded the Ministry of Health National Outstanding Clinician Award 2019.
In 2018, he was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) at the National Day Awards for his contributions to the nation’s healthcare sector. Prior to this, in 2012, he received the Commendation Medal (Military) at the National Day Awards.
He is a strong advocate of humanitarian work, he has led medical missions to places like Taiwan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Zambia and Bandar Aceh in Indonesia and continues to serve on a regular basis.