Lynne Lim

Lynne Lim, MD
Centre for Hearing Intervention and Language Development
National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Dr. Lynne Lim graduated with the MBBS degree (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science) from the National University of Singapore in 1992. She completed her Ear Nose Throat (ENT) fellowship examination (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh) in 1996 and ENT specialist training in 2001. She did a Pediatric ENT Fellowship and National Medical Research Council Research Fellowship in hearing loss at Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Centre, Ohio, USA (2001-2003), and Master of Public Health degree at Harvard School of Public Health, USA (2002-2004). Her subsequent HMDP in 2008-2009 was for microtia and atresia ear reconstruction surgery – (Stanford Medical Centre and Nagata Plastic and Ear Reconstruction Clinic).
Dr. Lim is currently Associate Professor at the National University Singapore where she teaches medical students, ENT trainees, overseas ENT fellows and students. She is currently Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) at the Medical School, NUS, and Vice Chairman of Medical Board at NUH. She is Founding Program Director of the NUS Master of Science in Audiology, and a member of the Training Committee for the Master of Speech Language Pathology program, and Residency Advisory Committee for ENT.
Dr. Lim is Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon at the National University Hospital and its Director for the Centre for Hearing Intervention & Language Development. Dr Lim consults in adult and pediatric cases of general Ear, Nose, Throat, snoring and allergic rhinitis problems. She also manages complex cases of hearing loss (microtia, atresia and middle ear surgery, cochlear implants, middle ear implants); airway reconstruction (laryngotracheal reconstruction for stridor, tracheotomy & voice problems); ENT problems in syndromic children & patients with craniofacial disproportion and soft palate & pharyngeal surgery for hypernasal unclear speech. Dr Lim pioneered genetic testing for hearing loss service (2005), simultaneous bilateral cochlear implant (2005), semi-implantable middle ear implant (2006) and the totally–implantable middle ear implant (2008) surgeries in Singapore. She lectures and conducts surgical workshops regionally.

Research Interest

Her current areas of research and grants funded are in hearing loss, novel biomedical devices, health services research and difficult airways.


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