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Dr. Vivien Lim



  • MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK)
  • MMed (Internal Medicine)(Singapore)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (Endocrinology)

Dr Vivien Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore Medical School. After gaining both an MRCP (UK) and a Masters in Internal Medicine in Singapore, she embarked on endocrinology training in Singapore and was accredited as a Specialist in Endocrinology. After she completed her training, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan Scholarship by the Ministry of Health to gain wider experience in complex cases of endocrinology in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Upon her return, she worked as a consultant in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the Diabetes Centre where she ran clinics in general endocrinology as well as diabetes, bone and calcium clinics and adrenal/pituitary clinics in addition to providing thyroid and fine needle aspiration cytology services. She set up the adrenal and osteoporosis service and also a multi-disciplinary pituitary conference in the hospital. Dr Lim also held the post of programme director of the endocrine residency programme in KTPH. She was also appointed then as a Senior Lecturer to the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

She is currently the Immediate Past President of the Asean Federation of Endocrine Societies and sits in the executive committee of the International Society of Endocrinology. She held the post of the President of the Endocrine Metabolic Society of Singapore (EMSS) from 2016 to 2018. She was the Hon Secretary of the Osteoporosis Society of Singapore (OSS) from 2016 to 2018 and remains in the executive committee of the OSS.

Dr Lim has a passion for teaching and has been invited and given talks in numerous international and regional endocrine meetings on a wide variety of topics to both health care professionals and also the public. These talks include diabetes, thyroid, osteoporosis, pituitary and adrenal diseases, obesity and weight management and other hormonal conditions. She has an especial interest in promoting endocrinology globally. She has organised several regional endocrine conferences in Singapore and was the Chairperson of a joint international congress combining the International Congress of Endocrinology, the Asean Federation of Endocrine Societies and the Asia-Oceania Congress of Endocrinology held in Singapore in 2022. She was also involved in setting the programs of several regional and international conferences.

Dr Lim’s other passion is for humanitarian causes and was the Peer Coordinator of Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres) in Singapore. She had been active in past medical missions to places such as Kenya, during the Tsunami in 2005 in Sri Lanka and her latest mission was during Typhoon Haiyan and the Bohol earthquake in 2013 in the Philippines. She was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2014, honouring healthcare workers who are inspirational role models exemplifying the values of courage, extraordinary dedication, selflessness, steadfastness in ethics, compassion and humanity in going the extra mile to offer care and comfort to the sick and infirm.