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Dr Lim Hsuen Elaine

Dr Lim Hsuen Elaine

MA, MBBChir (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), FRCP

Senior Consultant

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Clinical Interest: Breast, Gynae-Oncology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Gynaecology, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Division of Medical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Director Division of Community Outreach and Philanthropy National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore


Dr Elaine Lim is Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS); Director, Division of Community Outreach & Philanthropy, NCCS; President, Singapore Society of Oncology; Senior Clinician Scientist, Genome Institute of Singapore; Clinician Researcher, Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology, Singapore.

After graduating from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Dr. Lim was selected to join the Cambridge MBBCh-PhD programme. Her PhD dissertation on molecular genetics was supervised by Nobel Laureate, Professor Sydney Brenner and Professor Timothy Cox. After completing her clinical training in Cambridge, Dr. Lim worked in London, which included the Royal London Hospital and the prestigious London ‘golden circuit’ of Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital.

Upon her return to Singapore, she joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University Hospital (NUH) to pursue a career in Medical Oncology. She later moved to Johns Hopkins Singapore as Consultant in Medical Oncology, as well as being Visiting Consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). After a few years in private practice with Singapore Oncology Consultants, she joined the National Cancer Centre of Singapore. She has continued her laboratory research activities in collaboration with the Genome Institute of Singapore and the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and actively participates in clinical trials. She founded Breast Cancer Research Singapore, a consortium of clinicians and scientists dedicated to basic and translational breast cancer research in Singapore, whose Patron is the First Lady of Singapore, Jane Yumiko Ittogi. Dr. Lim spearheaded NCCS Home Care, and has contributed to national healthcare financing and policy workgroups set up under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, Singapore.


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