Adj Asst. Prof LIM Hsuen Elaine

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dr Elaine Lim is Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore. Her interests are centred on breast, gynaecological and lung cancers. 

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, Singapore, Division of Medical Oncology. 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.