Dr Lim Choon Pin
Dr Lim Choon Pin
General Cardiology, Heart Failure & Echocardiography
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 was a full-time Consultant Cardiologist at the National Heart Centre of Singapore before joining Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. He is currently a Visiting Consultant at the National Heart Centre of Singapore and is an accredited specialist at other leading private hospitals like Gleneagles Hospital, Parkway East Hospital, Thomson Medical Centre, Mount Alvernia Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital.
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. He 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 twelve-month clinical fellowship at the renowned St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia, he participated in research activities involving 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 patients with general cardiology conditions such as coronary artery disease and arrhythmia issues, as a key member of the Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplant Services of the National Heart Centre of Singapore, 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. As a Consultant in the subspecialty of Echocardiography, he performs basic and advanced transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, including 3-dimensional echocardiography, strain imaging and contrast echocardiography.
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. He has published extensively in top medical journals and was Principal Investigator and Co-investigator at numerous cardiovascular trials. 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. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology and Academy of Medicine Singapore.
As an active member of the undergraduate teaching fraternity, Dr Lim Choon Pin was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at both the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He was appointed as an Examiner in the Final Year Medical Examinations for both medical schools in 2017 and 2018. As a mentor to trainee physicians and cardiologists, he was involved in post-graduate training as Clinical Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Internal Medicine Residency Program and a Clinical Core Faculty Member, SingHealth Senior Residency Program (Cardiology). 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.