DR LIM CHOON PIN
- Subspecialised in Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices Programme
- Special interest in Advanced Cardiac Imaging
- Co-director of The Heart and Vascular Centre
Dr Lim Choon Pin is a Consultant Cardiologist with subspecialty accreditations in Echocardiography, Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices (Artificial Heart Pumps) and Heart Transplantation. He is also Visiting Consultant at the National Heart Centre of Singapore and is an accredited specialist at other leading private hospitals in Singapore.
Dr Lim Choon Pin is well-recognised in the field of heart failure and has been an Organising Committee Member, Guest Faculty or Speaker to international cardiovascular conferences such as APAC-International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant MCS Symposium, Congress of Asian Society for Transplantation (CAST), ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress and Singapore Cardiac Society Scientific Meeting.
Dr Lim Choon Pin graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2003. Subsequently, he obtained Membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (United Kingdom) and Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine degree from the National University of Singapore in 2008.
In 2012, he completed his Cardiology specialization at the National Heart Centre of Singapore and was awarded the Ministry of Health’s Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship in 2013 to sub-specialize in Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD). During his clinical fellowship at the renowned St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia, he was involved in research activities in advanced heart failure, VADs, heart transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. He is also trained in Advanced Echocardiography and was accredited by the European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging in Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography in 2013.
Besides managing general cardiology conditions such as coronary artery disease and arrhythmia issues, Dr Lim also cares for critically ill patients with advanced heart failure on life support and mechanical circulatory support systems in the Intensive Care Units. He also performs basic and advanced transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, including 3-dimensional echocardiography, strain imaging and contrast echocardiography.
He has published extensively in top medical journals and was Principal Investigator and Co-investigator at numerous cardiovascular trials.
Dr Lim Choon Pin was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at both the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He played an active role in training and mentoring medical students, medical officers and trainee cardiologists. He was also involved in the training of nurses and medical technologists as a lecturer at the Advanced Diploma in Nursing at Nanyang Polytechnic and the Diploma in Biomedical Science (Cardiac Technology) at Singapore Polytechnic.
For his significant contributions to public healthcare and education, Dr Lim Choon Pin was awarded the Singapore Health Quality Service Gold and Star Awards in 2016 and 2017 respectively. In recognition of his contributions in the field of heart failure, he was appointed by the Ministry of Health as a Consultant and Deputy Chairman of the Heart Failure Services Improvement Programme in 2016.
Dr Lim Choon Pin is currently a Council Member of the Heart Failure Society of Singapore and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology and Academy of Medicine Singapore.
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