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 20 years of clinical experience.
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.
Dr. Timothy Lim Yong Kuei
MBBS, FRCOG (UK), FAMS (O&G)
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Special Interest in
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and obtained his post-graduate qualifications in O&G from the Royal College of O&G, London in 2003. He started his gynaecological oncology fellowship training in the Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KKH in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) award from MOH to train in minimally invasive gynaecological cancer surgery in France under the tutelage of the renowned Prof Denis Querleu in 2008. He also obtained the Masters in Law (LLM) in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh in 2016.
He was instrumental in the development of minimally invasive gynae-cancer surgery as a standard of care in KKH as well as starting the ICG-NIR sentinel lymph node biopsy services for endometrial cancers since 2016. He performed the first laparoscopic Wertheim’s radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer in 2009, a series of fertility sparing abdominal radical trachelectomy for early cervical cancer in KKH with 3 livebirths as well as the first ICG- NIR sentinel lymph node biopsy for early endometrial cancer in KKH Dec 2015. He also introduced digital colposcopy services in the management of preinvasive diseases in the colposcopy suites, KKH in 2016.
He has a strong passion in public health education especially in the prevention and treatment of gynaecological cancers and has helped organise numerous public health talks and activities for the last decade. He has been a volunteer doctor in the Singapore Cancer Society for many years and is the Chairman of the Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness committee in SCS since 2014. He 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 13 years. He is the ex-President of O&G Society of Singapore (OGSS) 2019 – 2021 & is the current President of Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology of Singapore (SCCPS) since March 2019. He also served as the section head for gynaecologic oncology in the College of O&G Singapore from 2016 to 2019. He is also dedicated to medical education to both undergraduates and O&G residents. He was an adjunct Associate Professor at the YLL Medical School, National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the LKC School of Medicine, Singapore from 2017 to 2019.
- Best clinical teacher award (NUS) – 2007
- Service with a Heart awards
- Singheath service quality (Star) award – 2011 & 2018
- NUS commendation award (role model) – 2013 & 2014
- Outstanding faculty award in Singhealth O&G residency program – 2014, 2015,2016 and 2018
- Best scientific abstract award (Gynaecologic Oncology) at the 10th RCOG international Scientific Congress – 2012
- Best Video presentation award at the 10th Singapore O&G Congress – 2015