Dr Lim Hwee Yong

Medical Oncologist, Haematologist, Internist
24 years of experience


Medical Oncology, Haematology, Internal Medicine


MB BCh BAO (Dublin) 1998, Board Cert (Int Med) 2006, Board Cert (Med Oncology) 2009, Board Cert (Haem) 2010 Fellow, American College of Physicians

What I do

Dr Lim Hwee Yong provides clinical services such as:
- treatment and diagnosis of oncological conditions like breast cancer, colon cancer, stomach, pancreatic, liver and neuroendocrine cancers
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Clinic Locations

Novena Cancer Centre
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #09-41
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

Novena Cancer Centre (Napier)
Gleneagles Annexe Block #05-36C
6A Napier Road
Singapore 258500
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Professional Statement

Dr Lim Hwee Yong is a medical oncologist practising at Novena Cancer Centre, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, where he provides specialised and personalised care for cancer patients.

Dr Lim is also a visiting consultant medical oncologist at National Cancer Centre Singapore. He received his medical doctor degree from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland. He did his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Hawaii and Hematology and Medical Oncology training at Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah. Dr. Lim currently hold the American Board Certification for Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Upon return ... See more [ + ]to Singapore in 2010, Dr. Lim joins the National Cancer Centre Singapore as a consultant medical oncologist and was a visiting oncologist to the Changi General Hospital, Singapore. He leads and participates actively in various important research involving various gastro-intestinal and hepato-biliary cancers as well as neuroendocrine tumour research. He was part of the peptide receptor radionuclide therapy workgroup that helped establish this new form of treatment for neuroendocrine tumours in Singapore. While in National Cancer Centre Singapore, he chairs the blood transfusion committee and is a member of the clinical trials steering committee. He was also the principle investigator of multiple research projects including multiple projects that was awarded the prestigious National Medical Research Council of Singapore grant funding.

Dr. Lim is actively involved in the education of doctors, medical students and nurses. He is a member of the Medical Oncology Residency Advisory Board that review and advise on medical oncology training structure and serve as examiner for medical oncologist trainee exit exams. He has published in international journals, authored book chapter and serve as an editor for the book Neuroendocrine Tumours. He teaches medical students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore, as well as oncology and palliative care nurses.

Dr. Lim is the President of the Singapore Society of Oncology from 2012 to 2013. He is a founding member of the Singapore Hepatopancreatobiliary Association. Dr. Lim is also a member of American Society of Clinical Oncologist, American Society of Hematology, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, European Society of Medical Oncologist and Singapore Medical Association.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin


University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

Awards and Publications

He has also published in international journals, authored book chapter and serve as an editor for the book Neuroendocrine Tumours.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Director and Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist, Novena Cancer Centre, Singapore
Current Visiting Consultant Medical Oncologist, National Cancer Centre
Medical Oncologist at National Cancer Centre, March 2010 to April 2013
See more [ + ] Past Visiting Oncologist, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Hematology & Oncology Fellow at Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah, July 2006 to August 2009
President, Singapore Society of Oncologist, 2012 to 2013
Founding Member, Singapore Hepatopancreatobiliary Association
Member, Medical Oncology Residency Advisory Board
Member,  American College of Physicians
Member, American Society for Medical Oncology
Member, American Society of Hematology
Member, American Medical Association
Member, UCD Business Alumni
Member, University College of Dublin Alumni
Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Duke-National University of Singapore
Lecturer, Courses for Oncology and Palliative Care Nurses
Past Chairman, Blood Transfusion Committee
Member, Clinical Trials Steering Committee, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
Member, European Society of Medical Oncologist

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ] Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital

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Insurances Accepted