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Dr Robert Lim

Medical Oncology

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Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre E #02-91
Singapore 574623

Clinic Hours

8.30am to 5.30pm (Mon – Fri), Sat by appointment only


MChB, ABIM (Int Med), ABIM (Med Onc),
ABIM (Heme), FRCP (Edin)

Dr Robert Lim is a graduate of both the University of St Andrews and University of Edinburgh where he obtained his medical degree (MBChB). He then moved to New York where he completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine followed by Haematology and Medical Oncology at The New York Hospital – Cornell University Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to his American Board certifications in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Haematology, Dr Lim is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. After returning to Singapore in 1998, he has developed special clinical interest in gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancers.

Besides his skills in clinical care, he has co-authored several pivotal major studies in colon cancer and pancreatic cancer that have influenced clinical practice. From 2005 to 2011, he was the Head of the Department of Haematology-Oncology at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS). In particular, the focus in developing new drug treatments and enhancing the understanding of the unique problem for Asians with cancer has helped many patients and their families.

He has been a member of the Specialist Training Committee in Medical Oncology, instrumental in training many doctors both in internal medicine and oncology, providing invaluable mentorship and guidance. Amongst his many varied responsibilities, he has served as an Associate Director of NCIS and is a previous council member of Dover Park Hospice, chairing their medical professional audit committee.

Sub-specialty Interests: Gastrointestinal, liver, and colon cancers