Health and Wellness is a series of talks by medical specialists to help alumni better understand common medical conditions. Unravel medical jargon and debunk myths behind seemingly complicated diseases at these talks.
Pathological examination including molecular studies, is important in determining the true nature of lung cancer with specific treatment tailored for each patient. What are the symptoms, risks and treatments for lung cancer; the third most common cancer in Singapore?
Tune in as Dr Lim Chong Hee (Medicine ’90) shares the importance of screening, different stages of the disease, various techniques in biopsy, and the role of surgery in managing early lung cancer. Dr Lim will also shed light on the effects of COVID–19 on lung cancer patients.
Dr Lim Chong Hee (Medicine ’90)
Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Farrer Park Hospital
Dr Lim possesses 25 years of clinical experience in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include cardiac and thoracic surgery, and heart and lung transplantation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 1990, earned his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1994, before furthering his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Prior to private practice, Dr Lim served at the National Heart Centre Singapore, and continues to serve as a Visiting Consultant. Other than his clinical work, Dr Lim was a Senior Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and held the appointment of Adjunct Associate Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, where he taught and tutored aspiring doctors in the field. He also actively contributes to medical education by conducting lectures and workshops at local, regional, and international meetings, and participates in mentorship programmes.