Dr Kieron Lim

Dr Kieron Lim is a senior consultant specialising in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has extensive experience in caring for patients with conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. His special interests include assessment and treatment of liver fibrosis, liver cirrhosis and its complications, viral hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, liver cancer, and colon cancer. Dr Lim also has wide experience in endoscopic procedures. These include diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD), endoscopic treatment of bleeding peptic ulcers, and treatment of esophageal and gastric varices, colonoscopy, and polypectomy. Dr Lim also performs capsule endoscopy and liver transient elastography (FibroScan).

Prior to setting up his specialist clinic at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Dr Lim was Head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National University Hospital (NUH), and Medical Director for liver transplantation at the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation. He was assistant professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and honorary adjunct assistant professor at the Division of Liver Diseases, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, USA. Dr Lim is currently a visiting consultant at NUH where he continues to be involved in postgraduate education and training of future specialists.

Dr Lim graduated from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine (UK), and worked at the liver unit at The Royal Free Hospital before returning to Singapore. He undertook his fellowship training in advanced liver disease and liver transplantation at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, USA.

Languages Spoken

English
Mandarin
Hokkien
Bahasa Indonesia

Academic Qualifications

MBBS, University of London
Member, Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Fellow, Academy of Medicine (Gastroenterology) Singapore
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)

Professional Societies

Member, Gastroenterological Society of Singapore
Member, Society of Transplantation Singapore
Founding Member, Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association of Singapore
Scientific Committee Member, Asia Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Association
Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Member, American Gastroenterological Association
Member, International Liver Transplantation Society
Member, Singapore Medical Association

Editorial Activities

Reviewer, Transplantation
Reviewer, Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Reviewer, World Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Reviewer, Clinical Transplantation
Reviewer, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International
Reviewer, Singapore Medical Journal
Reviewer, Annals of Medicine Singapore
Reviewer, Health & Medical Research Fund, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)
Editorial Board Member, European Medical Journal (EMJ) Hepatology

Selected Publications

Optimal liver stiffness measurement values for the diagnosis of significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic liver disease in Singapore.
Chang PE, Hartono JL, Ngai YL, Dan YY, Lim KB, Chow WC. Singapore Med J. 2018 Dec 17.

Asian Liver Transplant Network Clinical Guidelines on Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation.
Tan PS, Muthiah MD, Koh T, Teoh YL, Chan A, Kow A, Zheng Q, Kwon CHD, Lee GH, Lesmana CRA, Villa V, Fung J, Lim K. Transplantation. 2018 Nov 13.

SIRveNIB: Selective Internal Radiation Therapy Versus Sorafenib in Asia-Pacific Patients with Hepatoecellular Carcinoma.
Chow PKH, Gandhi M, Tan SB, Khin MW, Khasbazar A, Ong J, Choo SP, Cheow PC, Chotipanich C, Lim K, Lesmana LA, Manuaba TW, Yoong BK, Raj A, Law CS, Cua IHY, Lobo RR, Teh CSC, Kim YH, Jong YW, Han HS, Bae SH, Yoon HK, Lee RC, Hung CF, Peng CY, Liang PC, Bartlett A, Kok KYY, Thng CH, Low AS, Goh ASW, Tay KH, Lo RHG, Goh BKP, Ng DCE, Lekurwale G, Liew WM, Gebski V, Mak KSW, Soo KC; Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jul 1;36(19):1913-1921.

Acute-on-chronic liver failure in a multi-ethnic Asian city: A comparison of patients identified by Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver and European Association for the Study of the Liver definitions.
Selva Rajoo A, Lim SG, Phyo WW, Tun T, Dan YY, Lee YM, Low HC, Lim K, Tan PS, Lee GH. World J Hepatol. 2017 Oct 8;9(28):1133-1140.

Predictors of Non-adherence to Immunosuppressive Therapy in Asian Liver Transplant Recipients.
JL Hartono, TY Koh, GH Lee, PS Tan, M Muthiah, MM Aw, K Madhavan, A Kow, Kieron BL Lim. Transplantation Proc. 2017; 49(6):1419-24

Management of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the Asia-Pacific Region: An Update.
Lim SG, Aghemo A, Chen PJ, Dan YY, Gane E, Gani R, Gish RG, Guan R, Jia JD, Lim K, Piratvisuth T, Shah S, Shiffman ML, Tacke F, Tan SS, Tanwandee T, Win KM, Yurdaydin C. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jan;2(1):52-62.

Current role of selective internal radiation with yttrium-90 in liver tumors.
Lau WY, Teoh YL, Win KM, Lee RC, de Villa VH, Kim YH, Liang PC, Santos-Ocampo RS, Lo RH, Lim KB, Tai DW, Ng DC, Irani FG, Gogna A, Chow PK. Future Oncol 2016, Mar 23 May;12(9):1193-204.

Metabolic Syndrome after Liver Transplantation in an Asian Population
Tan HL, Lim KB, Iyer SG, Chang SK, Madhavan K, Kow AW. HPB 2015 Aug;17(8):713-22

Utility of the low-accelerating-dose regimen in 182 liver recipients with recurrent hepatitis C virus
Lim KB, Sima HR, Fiel MI et al. World J Gastroenterol 2015 May 28;21(20):6236-45

Liver disease progression and virological response: entecavir rescue still possible in the setting of rtM204I lamivudine-resistant mutation.
Tan PS, Aung MO, Dan YY, Lee YM, Lim KB, Low HC, Lee GH, Thwin MA, Soon C, Lim SG. Gut 2013 May;62(5):801-2

Do different lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B genotypes carry the same risk of entecavir resistance?
Lee GH, Aung MO, Dan YY, Lee YM, Mak B, Low HC, Lim KBL, Thwin MA, Tan PS, Lim SG. J Med Virol. 2013 Jan;85(1):26-33

Long-term outcome after Liver Transplantation
Lim KB, Schiano TD.  Mt Sinai J Med. 2012 Mar-Apr;79(2):169-89

Still Disease and the Liver: An underappreciated association
Lim KB, Schiano TD. Gastroenterol & Hepatol (NY) 2011 Dec; 7(12): 844-846

A rare case of upper GI bleeding: esophageal rupture associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm
Ang TL, Lim K, Kwek A et al. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Jan;67(1):151-2.

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