Dr. Timothy LIM Yong Kuei

Dr. Timothy LIM

Dr. Timothy LIM Yong Kuei


Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Special Interest in Gynaecological Oncology

820 Thomson Road #01-03 Medical Centre A Mt Alvernia Hospital Singapore 574623
Languages: English, Chinese

About Dr. Timothy LIM

Dr Timothy Lim Yong Kuei is an experienced Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a special interest in the management of gynaecological cancers.
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 has more than 25 years of clinical experience.
He was instrumental in the development of minimally invasive Gynaecological oncology surgery as a standard of care in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) as well as starting the ICG-NIR sentinel lymph node biopsy services for endometrial cancers in 2016. He is also well-versed in fertility-sparing Gynaecological oncology surgery and has performed more than 12 abdominal radical trachelectomy procedures for early cervical cancer in KKH.
He was the Head and Senior Consultant Gynaecologist of the Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KKH from 2014 to 2019 as well as the Deputy Chairman of the Division of O&G, KKH from October 2015 to 2019.
He was also Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School and Nanyang Technological University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine from 2017 to 2019.
Dr Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and obtained the Membership from the Royal College of United Kingdom, O&G, in 2003. He started his gynaecological oncology fellowship training in the Department of Gynaecological Oncology at KKH in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) award from the Ministry of Health to train in minimally invasive gynaecological oncology surgery in France from 2007 to 2008. He also obtained his Masters in Law in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh in 2016.
As a clinical researcher, Dr Lim has authored and co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed papers. His main research interest is in cancers of the genital tract as well as complex pelvic surgery, including minimally invasive cancer surgery. He has also been invited to give numerous lectures at both local and regional scientific meetings. His passion in education has garnered him several teaching awards for both medical undergraduates and (O&G) residents. He was the course director of the colposcopy and management of pre-invasive diseases program in the Singhealth O&G ACP from 2016 to 2019.
Dr Lim also dedicates his time to professional education by serving in the councils of the O&G Society of Singapore (OGSS) and Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of Singapore (SCCPS) for the last 10 years. He served as the Honorary President of both societies from 2019 to 2020. He has a strong passion in public health education especially in the prevention and treatment of Gynaecological cancers and has helped organize numerous public health talks and professional O&G conferences including the RCOG World Congress 2018 in the last decade.
Dr Lim has been a volunteer doctor with the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) for many years and is the Chairman of the Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Committee in SCS since 2014. He is also a committee member of Cervical Screen Singapore, Health Promotion Board as well as the co-chair of its cervical screening implementation subcommittee 2017/2018.

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