Dr. Lim Chong Hee is a Consultant Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon with over 25 years of clinical experience. He has special interests in heart and lung failure,Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Mediastinal Tumour Surgery, Esophagectomy for esophageal cancers and Pulmonary Embolectomy & Endarterectomy surgery. He has special interest in Heart/Lung Failure, and pioneers the Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD) for heart failure patients
Prior to private practice, Dr. Lim had served at the National Heart Centre, Singapore, where he continues to serve as Visiting Consultant.
Dr. Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the National University of Singapore in 1990. Thereafter, he earned his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1994 and furthered his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the world-renown Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, USA from 1999-2001.
Other than his clinical work, Dr. Lim had contributed to the NUS Medical Faculty as Senior Lecturer and held the appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, where he taught and tutored future doctors. Dr. Lim continues to contribute to medical education by giving lectures and conducting workshops at local, regional & international meetings, and through mentorship programmes.
Dr Lim's specialty interests are esophagectomy, heart failure surgery (ECMO, LVAD), lobectomy and pneumonectomy, mediastinoscopy, minimally invasive lung and chest surgery, open heart surgery (bypass, valve, ASD/VSD, bentall), pulmonary embolectomy and endarterectomy and thymectomy.