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Dr Lim Yeong Phang

Dr Lim Yeong Phang
Dr Lim Yeong Phang
  • Centre For Cardiothoracic Surgery @ Novena

    Address

    38 Irrawaddy Road #10-32
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    Tel
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    6472 0221
  • Specialty

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Cambridge, UK
    • Master of Arts
    • Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
    • Certified Tissue Bank Specialist, American Association of Tissue Banks
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Mandarin

Background

  • Dr Lim Yeong Phang is a cardiothoracic surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.
  • He has a keen interest in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and introduced the endoscopic radial artery harvesting procedure using harmonic scalpel technology at the National Heart Centre (NHC).
  • He performs minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) via the chest wall without cutting through any bone, as well as hybrid coronary revascularisation (a combination of surgical bypass and percutaneous stenting) with interventional cardiologists.
  • Dr Lim previously served as a medical officer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He underwent the Aviation Medical Officer’s course and was in charge of Sembawang Airbase Medical Centre during his active national service tenure.
  • He chose to train in surgery and joined the department of cardiothoracic surgery at the Singapore General Hospital in 1998.
  • He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship in 2005 to the Cleveland Clinic in the USA, which has been ranked in the USA as the number one in heart care since 1995.
  • He trained in congenital heart surgery under Dr Roger B.B. Mee. When he returned to Singapore in 2006, he was appointed as consultant at NHC and subsequently as senior consultant. He was also appointed as visiting consultant to KK Women's and Children’s Hospital.
  • He spent 3 months in Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital in China as a recipient of the SingHealth Talent Development Scheme in 2007.
  • Dr Lim is a member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). In 2000, Dr Lim was a member of the surgical team that performed Singapore’s first lung transplant. He was also part of the surgical team that carried out Singapore’s first combined heart and liver transplant in 2011.
  • He was appointed as director of the Cardiac Operating Theatre in NHC in 2012.
  • Through a grant from the Ministry of Health, Singapore, he established the National Cardiovascular Homograft Bank in 2008 at NHC with his colleagues and serves as its medical director.
  • In 2011, the National Cardiovascular Homograft Bank became the first tissue bank outside North America to obtain the American Association of Tissue Bank (AATB) accreditation. He is a member of the AATB.
  • He promoted the use of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in Singapore and was co-director of the ECMO programme at NHC. Dr Lim organised an ECMO Symposium as a part of the 17th SGH Annual Scientific Meeting. He also organised training for intensivists, respiratory physicians and cardiologists during the H5N1 pandemic in 2009.
  • Since 2009, Dr Lim has also served as an adjunct assistant professor on the teaching faculty of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and lectures at Nanyang Polytechnic for the Advanced Diploma Nursing Course.
  • He is a member of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia, Singapore Cardiac Society and Chapter of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He served as the chairman of the NHC Health Lifestyle Committee, and received NHC's Gold Service Quality Award in 2010.

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