Dr Lim Chin Tat

Dr Lim Chin Tat

Dual fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon Stanford Hospital, Stanford University, California, USA Nuffield Orthopaedic centre, Oxford University, UK


Dr Lim is a Singapore Ministry of Health accredited, USA and UK clinical fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in complex joint replacement, robotic-assisted joint replacement and sports surgeries. Prior to joining private practice, Dr Lim was serving as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the National University Hospital, and Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS).

Dr Lim graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2004 with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He was accepted as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, United Kingdom in 2008.  Dr Lim was also awarded the NUS Leadership in Academic Medicine Mentoring Program Award in 2012. He was awarded the degree of Master of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2012. He proceeded to complete his training in Orthopaedic Surgery and was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, United Kingdom in 2014. Dr Lim entered as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Orthopaedic), Singapore, in 2016.

Dr Lim was subsequently awarded the prestigious Ministry of Health Scholarship for dual advanced fellowship trainings. Dr Lim undertook clinical fellowship in adult reconstruction and sports surgery at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospital Trust, NHS in 2015 under Professor Andrew Price and Professor David Murray. There, he gained proficiency in sports surgeries, hip arthroscopy, uni-compartmental knee replacement, complex hip and knee replacement. Thereafter, Dr Lim also completed a twelve months clinical fellowship in adult reconstruction at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford University, California, United States of America in 2016 under Professor Stuart Goodman and Professor William Maloney. Dr Lim was involved in the management of complex primary and revision hip and knee surgeries as well as sports surgeries. Dr Lim was also involved in the management of outpatient joint replacement surgeries in both centres.
Upon completion of the fellowships, Dr Lim was accepted as an International Fellow of American College of Surgeons in 2017. Being a part of only a small handful of orthopaedic surgeons in Singapore who completed clinical fellowship in the United States, Dr Lim is one of only three orthopaedic surgeons who has been accepted into the American College of Surgeons.
Dr Lim has been very active in teaching and training of undergraduate students, resident doctors as well as specialist doctors from the region. Dr Lim was the Deputy Undergraduate Medical Education Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NUS and core faculty member of the NUHS National PGY1 Programme . In recognition of his teaching, Dr Lim was awarded the Residents’ Choice Award. Dr Lim is passionate about delivering quality care. He participated in the 2019 Ministry of Health Value-Driven care conference and was awarded one of the top ten posters for implementing quality care among patients who received total hip replacement.
Dr Lim has also been very active in clinical and basic science research. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles. Dr Lim main research interest is in biomechanical analysis of hip, knee and ankle prosthesis as well as research into interventions that prolong prosthesis longevity and survival. Dr Lim has garnered over 400,000 SGD in research funding (National Medical research Council) during his time in public practice. His current research involves designing joint replacement implants, that could be better suited for Asian populations. He is also involved in re-designing surgical jigs for surgeons, for better ergonomics and user-friendliness.
On a personal front, Dr Lim has been actively involved in community service and volunteer work. Dr Lim also regularly holds public awareness talk on orthopaedic conditions. He is blessed with a beautiful family. He enjoys football and travelling. His favourite past time is hanging out with his family.

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