Dr Lim obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1985. This was followed by a Master of Medicine and joining the Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1990.
He took up Advanced Hand Surgery Traineeship in 1990 and was accredited as a Specialist in Hand Surgery in September 1998. Dr Lim did his fellowship in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in 1994.
His research interests include the Distal Radial Ulnar Joint, flexor tendon repairs and training and certification in microsurgery. His publications include some of his innovative surgical techniques which are recognized by the international hand surgery community.
Some of the techniques were cited in texts such as the Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Atlas of Hand Clinics and Grabb’s Encyclopedia for Flap Surgery.