Name: Dr. Lim Ing Haan
Awards: MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS, FACC(USA), FSCAI Fellow of the American College of Cardiology MD, Duke University Medical Centre, USA (ACGME)
Clinic Location: Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre 3 Mount Elizabeth #04-02 Singapore 228510
Dr. Lim Ing Haan obtained her MBBS degree in National University of Singapore in 1995. After completing her basic specialist training in Internal Medicine at TTSH and NUH, Dr Lim became Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 2001, and proceeded to advanced specialist training in Cardiology in 2001. Her general cardiology fellowship was completed in Tan Tock Seng Hospital between 2001-4. This was followed by training in Interventional cardiology in National University Hospital in 2004 and in Duke University Medical Centre in 2005-6 under the HMDP scholarship from Ministry of Health.
She attained board eligibility in ACGME ( Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ) accredited Interventional Cardiology centres in USA in 2006. In recognition of her professional and research achievements, Dr Lim was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine ( Cardiology), Fellow of Medicine in Cardiology (Singapore), Royal College of Physicians (UK), Fellow of American
Dr Lim mostly practice radial angioplasty where the access is the radial artery in the wrist rather than the femoral artery. This technique cuts down bleeding risk almost to nil and is only practiced in 1.3% of all angioplasties in US and in Singapore. She was the Director of the Cardiac Interventional Laboratories in TTSH in 2008-9 and helped set up the 24 hour, 7 days a week acute heart attack Interventional service together with the busiest Emergency Department in Singapore in 2008.
Her cardiology experience spanned more than 10 years. Besides complex coronary intervention, including treatment of chronic total occlusion and saphenous vein grafts, Dr Lim’s interests include peripheral intervention of lower limb and renal arteries, sports cardiology, preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, as well as non-invasive and invasive multimodality cardiac imaging. Dr Lim also offers percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty to patients who have severe rheumatic mitral stenosis.
Dr Lim maintains a keen interest in research and teaching. She was the Commissioning Editor of HeartAsia, published by BMJ, in 2009. She is still heavily involved in both undergraduate and post graduate teaching. Currently she is an Adjunct Faculty with the Duke–NUS School of Medicine and is still involved in weekly post graduate subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Dr Lim has published many research papers in internationally recognised scientific journals. She is an active member of the SCAI (The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) based in Washington, which develops quality standards and guidelines for credentialing, safety and quality in interventional cardiology worldwide.
Dr Lim Ing Haan travels frequently to Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Indonesia to give talks to patients and cardiologists on the topics in cardiology.
Dr Lim Ing Haan is accredited to admit patients and perform angioplasty and stenting in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Raffles Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National University Hospital. Dr Lim Ing Haan’s achievements are recognised both locally and internationally. She has been invited as faculty to participate in many local and international interventional cardiology meetings, including AsiaPCR/SingLive, AICT and Kamakura Course in Japan