DR LIM HUI FANG
Doctor, The Respiratory Practice Lung Asthma Cough Allergy
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Dr Lim is a respiratory physician and intensivist under The Respiratory Practice since 1 Dec 2023. Before leaving for private practice, she was a senior consultant at National University Hospital, division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
After receiving her MBBS from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003, the MRCP (UK) and Master of Internal medicine in 2007, she underwent clinical speciality training in NUH and obtained dual speciality accreditation in Respiratory Medicine (2011) and Intensive Care Medicine (2013). In 2014-2015, she was awarded an Academic Medical Development Award for a clinical research fellowship in Severe Asthma in McMaster University, Canada.
Dr Lim believe in multidisciplinary collaboration in improving patient care. In 2015, her team and her were awarded the National Medical Excellence Award (Team), given by the Ministry of Health (MOH), for their work in reducing mortality in community acquired pneumonia. In 2017, she set up the Complex Airway Clinic with Ear/Nose/Throat surgeons, Infectious Disease physicians and Immunologists. This clinic provides a one-stop, multidisciplinary management of patients with severe asthma, chronic rhinosinusitis/ nasal polyps, bronchiectasis, non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, primary ciliary dyskinesia, immune defects and other difficult-to-treat airway diseases.
She enjoyed working with and teaching nurses, medical students and residents and was the undergraduate director for the Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, NUH (2015-2017).
Additionally, Dr Lim is still actively involved in asthma education and health services efforts with MOH, as the program lead and deputy lead, for the Singapore National Asthma Program (SNAP-2) in 2018-2020, and SNAP-3 (2022-current). As the deputy program director of the NUS Immunology Translational Research Program (2018-current), she is conducting translational research in airway diseases, respiratory infections and early lung cancer.