Dr Timothy YK LIM


28 October 2023, Saturday, 1110 – 1135hr
Speaker: GynaeOncology Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Endometrial Cancer

Dr Lim is the Medical Director of Timothy Lim Clinic for Women & Cancer Surgery at Mount Alvernia Hospital, Singapore.

He was the former Head of Gynecological Oncology in KKH from 2014 to 2019 before going into private practice. He was also the past President of the O&G Society of Singapore from 2019 to 2021 and was the local organising committee chairperson of the hugely successful RCOG World Congress that was held in Singapore in 2018. He also served as the section head for gynaecologic oncology in the College of O&G Singapore from 2016 to 2018.

His key interests are in laparoscopic surgery, complex pelvic surgery and the prevention and treatment of gynaecological cancers, he also provides antenatal care to expectant mothers and manages a wide range of gynaecological conditions including endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts.

He performed the first laparoscopic Wertheim’s radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer in 2009, as well as the first ICG- NIR sentinel lymph node biopsy for early endometrial cancer in Dec 2015. He also introduced digital colposcopy services in the management of preinvasive diseases in the colposcopy suites, KKH in 2016. He also delivered the 1st successful pregnancy for a young cervical cancer survivor who underwent a fertility sparing radical trachelectomy in Singapore in 2015.

He sits in the editorial board of the World Journal of Clinical Cases and Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment (JCMT) and is an associate editor of the Singapore Journal of O&G. His main research interests are in cancers of the genital tract as well as complex pelvic surgery including advanced laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery.

He has been a volunteer doctor in the Singapore Cancer Society for many years and is the current Chairman of the Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness committee in SCS since 2014.

He has won numerous awards including the best clinical teacher award (NUS) in 2007, Outstanding faculty award in SingHealth O&G residency program 2014, 2015,2016 and 2018 as well as the best scientific abstract award (Gynaecologic Oncology) at the 10th RCOG international Scientific Congress in 2012 and the Best Video presentation award at the 10th Singapore O&G Congress 2015.

He is the current President of the Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of Singapore since 2019.