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Dr Lim Kheng Choon

Dr Lim Kheng Choon

​B.Eng(Hons), MD,  MMed(Diagnostic Radiology), FRCR


Specialty: Diagnostic Radiology

Sub-specialties: Neuroradiology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Diagnostic Radiology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Lim Kheng Choon graduated from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in 2011 and is currently the Deputy Director of Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Radiology in SGH with interest in neuro-oncology and advanced MRI techniques.

He is also the Deputy Director of Clinical Operations in the Division of Radiology Sciences; he is currently an Clinical Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and an Adjunct Scientist with the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, A*STAR.

During his training, Dr Lim was appointed Chief Resident under the Singapore Chief Resident Programme and won the Singhealth Outstanding Chief Resident Award in 2017, as well as the Singapore Publish! Award (Outstanding) 2015. He was also awarded the David Sabiston Gold Medal in Surgery Award during medical school. He was appointed Fellow of the College of Radiologists in 2015.

He contributes actively to the Singapore Medical Association (SMA) and is the Honorary Treasurer since 2020. Previously he was Honorary Secretary of the SMA.

Before medicine, Dr Lim graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and worked in the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Air Engineering Officer.


  • Master of Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology), NUS, 2015
  • Fellow of the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (UK), 2015
  • Doctor of Medicine, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, 2011
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechnical), 2nd Class Honors (Upper) with Minor in Law, NUS, 1999

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Honorary Treasurer, Singapore Medical Association (SMA)
  • Adjunct Scientist, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, A*STAR
  • Director, SMA Charity Fund


  • Singhealth Outstanding Chief Resident Award, 2017
  • SingHealth Inspiring Resident Educator Award, 2016
  • Singhealth Duke-NUS Research Team Awards 2nd Prize, 2016
  • Singhealth Publish! Award (Outstanding), 2015
  • Singhealth Evidence Based Medicine Prize, 2013
  • David Sabiston Gold Medal for Top Surgery, 2011, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Research Interests


  1. Microvascular Invasion is a Better Predictor of Tumour Recurrence and Overall Survival Following Surgical Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Compared to the Milan Criteria.
    Lim KC, Chow PK, Allen JC et. al.
    Annals of Surgery. 2011 Jul;254(1):108-13. PMID: 21527845.
  2. Systematic Review of Outcomes of Liver Resection for Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within the Milan Criteria.
    Lim KC, Chow PK, Allen JC et. al.
    British Journal of Surgery. 2012, 99:1622-1629. PMID: 23023956.
  3. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Liver Resection Versus Transplantation for Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within the Milan Criteria.
    Lim KC, Wang VW, Siddiqui FJ et. al.
    Hepatology. 2015 Jan; 61(1): 227-37. PMID: 24638991.
  4. Multimodal Assessments of Zika Virus Immune Pathophysiological Responses in Marmosets.
    Fok-Moon Lum*, Wei Zhang*, Kheng-Choon Lim* et. al.
    Scientific Reports 2018 Nov 20;8(1):17125. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-35481-6. PMID: 30459473.
    *shared first authorship
  5. Clinics in Diagnostic Imaging (193). Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD).
    Li JSY, Lim KC, Lim WEH et. al.
    Singapore Med J. 2018 Dec;59(12):634-641. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2018146. PMID: 30631881.
  6. Starvation-Induced Diplopia and Weakness: A Case of Beriberi and Wernicke's Encephalopathy.
    Tan TXZ, Lim KC, Chan Chung C et. al.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jan 3; 12(1):e227412. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-227412. PMID: 30610031.
  7. Subdural Haematoma Mimics.
    Lim M, Kheok SW, Lim KC et. al.
    Clin Radiol. 2019 May 17. pii: S0009-9260(19)30204-1. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2019.04.013. PMID: 31109715.
  8. Radiology Preparedness in the Ongoing Battle against COVID-19: Experience from Large to Small Singapore Public Hospitals.
    Tan BP, Lim KC, Goh YG, et. al.
    Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. 2020 Apr 23. 2. e200140. doi: 10.1148/ryct.2020200140.
  9. A Rare Case of Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis in a COVID-19 Patient.
    Yong MH, Chan YFZ, Liu J, Sanamandra SK, Kheok SW, Lim KC, Sewa DW.
    J Neurol Sci. 2020 Jul 15;416:117035. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2020.117035. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32738478
  10. Cryptic Asymptomatic Parasellar High Signal on Time-of-Flight MR Angiography: How to Resolve The Clinical Conundrum.
    Lim KC, Raj S., Kee TP et. al.
    Neuroradiology. 2020 Jul 26. doi: 10.1007/s00234-020-02482-0. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32715357.

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