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Dr Lim Li Lin

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MBBS (Melb Uni), MRCP (London, UK)
Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
Director of Endoscopy Centre, NUH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Sub Specialty:
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Colonic Diverticulosis, Esophageal Cancer, Functional Dyspepsia, Gastric Cancer (Stomach Cancer), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST), Gilbert's Syndrome, Helicobactor Pylori, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), Ulcerative Colitis
Special Interest:
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Therapeutic Endoscopy
Clinical Nutrition
National University Hospital
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
National University Health System
Dr Lim Li Lin obtained her basic medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and did her residency training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia. She is a member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) of the United Kingdom (UK) and received the Gastroenterology Specialist accreditation from the Ministry of Health in Singapore. Dr Lim was awarded a HMDP (Health Manpower Development Programme) scholarship and underwent ERCP fellowship training with guidance from Professor Guido Costamagna in Rome, Italy.

She currently holds the position of Senior Consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Director, Endoscopy Centre, NUH. In addition to general gastroenterology and hepatology, her area of interest lies in therapeutic endoscopy. She also has a side interest in clinical nutrition. Dr Lim also holds other administrative duties as the NUH CPIP Facilitator for Clinical Improvement, as well as the Department Clinical Primary Reviewer.

Awards and Honours

Star Awards Recipient, National University Hospital - October to December 2006
Star Awards Recipient, National University Hospital - January to March 2007
Excellent Service Star Award (EXSA), Singapore -2008
Excellent Service Award (EXSA) - Doctors Gold Award, Singapore - 2009

Professional Memberships

Member, Royal College of Physician   
Member, Australian Medical Association        
Member, Royal Australasian College of Physician                  
Member, Singapore Medical Association

Research and Publications

  1. Lim LL, Ho KY, Goh P. Preoperative diagnosis of a paraoesophageal bronchogenic cyst using endosonography. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002;73(2):633-5.
  2. LL Lim, CT Wai, YM Lee, HL Kong, R Lim, E Koay, SG Lim.Prophylactic lamivudine prevents hepatitis B reactivation in chemotherapy patients. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2002; 16(11): 1939-44.
  3. LL Lim, KY Ho, B Ho, M Salto-Tellez.The effect of number of biopsies on sensitivity and specificity of ultra-rapid urease test for the detection of Helicobacter pylori infection: A prospective evaluation. World J Gastroenterol 2004; 10(13): 1907-1910.
  4. Lee-Guan Lim, Andrea Rajnakova, Benedict Yan, Manuel Salto-Tellez, Li-Lin Lim. Recurrent lower gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to cytomegalovirus-associated colonic ulcer in a non-human immunodeficiency virus infected patient: timely diagnosis and treatment averted surgery. Colorectal Diseases 2009; 11(9): 984-5.
  5. Jia Vui Khu, Li Lin Lim. Helicobacter pylori Eradication Regimens: Is there a Difference? J Pharm Pract Res 2010; 40: 194-8.
  6. Massimiliano Mutignani, Li Lin Lim, Tom Seerden, Pietro Familiari, Andrea Tringali, Vincenzo Perri, Guido Costamagna. Successful off-label use of enteral stents in uncommon complicated biliary tract diseases. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011; 73 (4): 828-832.
  7. Lim Lee Guan, Khek Yu Ho, Huak Y Chan, Pui Li Teoh, Christopher J Khor, Andrea Rajnakova, Li Lin Lim, Khay Guan Yeoh. Urgent endoscopy is associated with lower mortality in high-risk but not low-risk non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy 2011; 43 (4): 300-306
  8. LG Lim, KY Ho, JBY So, CJK Khor,  LL Lim, PL Teoh, KG Yeoh. Diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori for peptic ulcer bleeding in clinical practise. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2011;26 Suppl 5:16
  9. Tong CY, Lim LL, Brody RA. High output enterocutaneous fistula: A literature review and a case study. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2012; 21 (3): 464-9
  10. Lee Guan Lim, Khek Yu Ho, Jimmy BY So, Christopher JL Khor, Li Lin Lim, Pui Li Teoh, Khay Guan Yeoh. Diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori for peptic ulcer bleeding in clinical practice – factors associated with non-diagnosis and non-treatment, and diagnostic yield in various settings. (Accepted for publication Aug 2012) Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology.


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+65 6772 4361