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Dr Cynthia Lim

Dr Cynthia Lim

​​MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Renal Medicine

Sub-specialties: Glomerulonephritis

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Renal Medicine Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Cynthia Lim completed her postgraduate MMED (Singapore) and MRCP (Edinburgh) in 2009 and received specialty training in Renal Medicine at Singapore General Hospital. She is an accredited nephrologist with the Ministry of Health, Singapore. 

She is a consultant physician with the Glomerulonephritis Disease Management Clinic. In addition, she also runs general nephrology clinics at the Diabetes and Metabolism Center. 


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Core Faculty member of the Singhealth Senior Residency Program for Renal Medicine 
  • Clinical Lecturer (Clinical Faculty) with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 
  • Adjunct Instructor in the Singhealth-Duke NUS Medicine Academic Clinical Program.


  • ​Service with a Heart Award April 2015. Awarded by Singhealth, Singapore General Hospital 
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, Residency in Singhealth Excels (RiSE) Awards 2016. Awarded by Singhealth residency 
  • Long Service Award (10 years) 2016. Awarded by Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Center

Research Interests

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Glomerulonephritis


  • Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated necrotizing glomerulonephritis: Not always pauci-immune
    Cynthia C Lim, Suhooi Teo, Jason CJ Choo
    Nephrology (Carlton) 2013 Aug;18(8):579
  • A Positive Anti-Nuclear Antibody Result Does Not Contraindicate Living Kidney Donation
    Cynthia C Lim, Angeline Goh
    Transplant Proc 2013 May;45(4):1339-42
  • Intravenous Iron Dose and Frequency determine Infection Risks
    Cynthia C Lim, Lina Choong
    Am J Kidney Dis 2014;63(3):540-1
  • End stage renal disease in tuberous sclerosis complex-polycystic kidney disease contiguous gene syndrome: epidemiology, clinical manifestations and implications in transplantation
    Cynthia C Lim, Huizhuan Tan, Sobhana Thangaraju, Angeline Lai, Marjorie Foo
    Int Urol Nephrol 2014 Sep;46(9):1869-70
  • Chronic Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: A Prospective Cohort study in a Multi-ethnic Asian population
    Cynthia C Lim, BW Teo, PG Ong, Carol Y Cheung, SC Lim, KY Chow, CM Chan, J Lee, ES Tai, TY Wong and Charumathi Sabanayagam
    Eur J Prevent Cardiol 2014; doi: 10.1177/2047487314536873
  • Asymptomatic Proteinuria, Renal Cysts and Dorsal Pancreas Agenesis
    Cynthia C Lim, Angeline HM Lai, Jason Choo
    Clin Kidney J 2014;7(4):411-412.
  • Initiating Acute Dialysis at earlier Acute Kidney Injury Network stage in critically ill patients without traditional indications does not improve outcome: a prospective cohort study
    Cynthia C Lim, Chieh Suai Tan, Manish Kaushik, Han Khim Tan
    Nephrology (Carlton) 2014; 20(3):148-54.
  • Long term risk of progressive Chronic Kidney Disease in severe Acute Kidney Injury requiring dialysis after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Cynthia C Lim, Chieh Suai Tan, Cynthia ML Chia, Ann Kheng Tan, Jason CJ Choo, Manish Kaushik, Han Khim Tan
    CardioRenal Med 2015;5:157-163.
  • Elevated serum leptin, adiponectin and  leptin to adiponectin ratio is associated with chronic kidney disease in Asian adults
    Cynthia C Lim, Boon Wee Teo, E Shyong Tai, Su Chi Lim, Choong Meng Chan, Sunil Sethi, Tien Y Wong, Charumathi Sabanayagam
    PLoS One 2015;10(3):e0122009
  • Severe infections in patients with lupus nephritis treated with immunosuppressants: a retrospective cohort study
    Cynthia C Lim, Pei Yun Liu, Hui Zhuan Tan, Peishan Lee, Yok Mooi Chin, Irene YJ Mok, Choong Meng Chan, Jason CJ Choo
    Nephrology 2016; 22(6):478-484
  • Thirty Year Follow up Study of IgA Nephritis in a Southeast Asian population: an evaluation of the Oxford Histological Classification
    Woo KT, Lim Cynthia C, Foo MW, Loh HL, Jin AZ, Chin YM, Choo JC, Tan PH, Chow KY, Choong LH, Tan HK, Wong KS, Chan CM.
    Clin Nephrol. 2016 Nov;86 (2016)(11):270-278
  • Hypophosphatemia in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury treated with hemodialysis is associated with adverse events
    Cynthia C Lim, Han Khim Tan, Manish Kaushik
    Clinical Kidney Journal 2017; doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfw120
  • Epidemiology and risk factors for cytomegalovirus infection in glomerular diseases treated with immunosuppressive therapy
    Lim Cynthia C, Tung YT, Tan BH, Lee PH, Mok IY, Oon L, Chan KP, Choo JC
    Nephrology (Carlton). 2017 May 8. doi: 10.1111/nep.13071.

Research Trials