Cardiology Associates

A/Prof Lim Yean Teng

MBBS, MRCP (UK), MMED (Int Med), FAMS (Cardiology), FRCP (Edin), FACC, FSCAI


  • Cardiologist, Cardiology Associates, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

A/Prof Y T Lim graduated from Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1983. After completing his training in Internal Medicine, he underwent cardiology training at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Cardiac Department at the National University Hospital in Singapore. He then spent 18 months at the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA as concurrent nuclear and interventional cardiology fellow. In year 2000, A/Prof Lim returned to the States for 4 months of peripheral intervention fellowship at the Prairie Heart Institute in Springfield, Illinois.

He is regularly invited as speaker, chairperson and moderator for major coronary interventional meetings in the Asia-Pacific region, and has also served as international faculty to both Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and EuroPCR meetings. A/Prof Lim is recognised as a key opinion leader in Singapore and the region having introduced several new cardiac intervention technologies, namely, thrombectomy devices and Radi pressure wire. He has authored/co-authored book chapters, over eighty scientific papers and a hundred and thirty abstracts.

A/Prof Lim was Head, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine National University of Singapore, as well as the Chief, Cardiac Department, National University Hospital before relinquishing the position to become Chairman, Medical Board of the hospital. In the 24 years with public service, he served in various capacities – as senior cardiologist, university academic, administrator and medical leadership, promoting innovation in cardiology as well as improving the quality of health care and services in Singapore. He continues to serve on a number of national committees and has received many awards including Courage Star Award and Commendation Medal during the 2003 National Day Award for his leadership role in combating SARS.