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Dr Jim Lim Kim Hwa

Dr Lim


Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Geriatric Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Lim is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH). His subspecialty interest is urinary incontinence.


  • M MED (S'PORE)
  • MRCP (UK)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adviser - CGH Continence Workgroup
  • Member - Ethics Committee
  • Senior Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Supervisor - Geriatric Senior Residents
  • Supervisor - Staff Registrar Scheme


  • Best Teacher Award (Medical), 2003
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Yong Yoo Lin School Of Medicine, 2010/11
  • Best Teacher Award, Changi General Hospital, 2010/11

Research Interests

  • Urinary Incontinence


• Elderly hospitalised patients – the impact of itch and its prevalence. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2016Apr;45(4):134-7

• Differences in attitudes to end-of-life care among patients, relatives and healthcare professionals. Singapore Med J 2016Jan; 57(1): 22-28. Ang A, Lim KHJ, Zhang Di.

• The Effect of Sodium Phosphate Enemas on Serum Calcium and Phosphate Concentrations in an Inpatient Geriatric Population. JAGS Aug 2015. Lim KHJ MMed, Alami NF MRCP, Goh KS MRCP, Zhang D BSc and Png GK

• Vitamin D status among geriatric inpatients in a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Letters to editor. JAGS 2014 Jul;62(7):1398-400. KS Goh, D Zhang, GK Png, HM Lin, W Ang, S Low, J Lim.

• Comparison between elderly inpatient fallers with and without dementia. SMJ 2014; 55(2):67-71. SC Lim, K Mamun, J Lim.

• Association Between Falls And High-Risk Medication Use In Hospitalized Asian Elderly Patients. Kaysar Mamun, Jim Lim. Geriatr Gerontol Int Sep 2009

• Factors causing Delay in Discharge of Elderly Patients in an Acute Care Hospital. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2006;35:27-35. SC LIM, V DOSHI, B CASTASUS, JKH LIM.

• Role of Nasogastric Tube in Preventing Aspiration Pneumonia in Patients with Dysphagia. Singapore Med J 2005; Vol 46(11):627-31. K MAMUN, J LIM.

• Use of Physical Restraints in Nursing Homes: Current Practice in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2005;34:158-62. K MAMUN, J LIM.

• Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly – Is it Different from the Young? Singapore Med J 2003 VOL 44(8):414-418. VC WOON, KH LIM.

• Stroke Audit. Med J Malaysia Vol 58 NO 3 AUG 2003; 330-6. RYT CHEN, JKH LIM, AML CHUO.

• Thyroid Dysfunction in Elderly Patients. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2003; 32:96-100. CHUO AML, LIM KH.

• The ‘Pampered’ Generation in Free Paper Presentation at the annual scientific Meeting, Changi General Hospital 23-24th Aug 2002. FAEZAH SK, LIM KH, CHUO AML.

• Stroke and your Bladder. Stroke Watch: Singapore National Stroke Association, July-Sep 2002:2-3. LIM KH.

• Stroke Prevention in Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (SPEAF) Sing Med J 2002 VOL 43(3): 156-158. SENNEN LEW, LIM KH.

• Feelings of Gloom and Doom. IN CHAN KM, ED. Common Problems of the Aged. Singapore: Times Books International, 2001:37-43. LIM KH.

• Hyponatremia in Elderly In-patients. M J Malaysia Vol 56 No 2 June 2001:232-5. LIM KH, YAP KB.

• The Hypotonic Bladder. IN CHIN CM, ED. Clinical Handbook on the Management of Incontinence. Society for Continence (Singapore), 2001:77-81. LIM KH.

• Screening for Hearing Impairment in Hospitalized Elderly. Ann Acad Med. Singapore Mar 2000; 29:237-41. LIM KH, YAP KB.

• The Presentation and Care of the Elderly People at the Emergency Department. Singapore Med J 1999; Vol 40: (12): 742-44). LIM KH, YAP KB.

• Ischemic Hepatitis in an Elderly Patient. Singapore Med J 1999; Vol 40(9): 598-600. LIM KH, YAP KB.

• Bilateral Caudate Infarct – A Case Report. Ann Acad Med. Singapore July 1999; Vol. 28:569-71. LIM KH, YAP KB.

• Polyarticular Gout in two Elderly Patients. APLAR J of Rheumatology Vol 2 No 3 Jan 1999:234-6. LIM KH, YAP KB.

• Prescribing Pattern in Polyclinic Doctors. Singapore Med J. 1999;Vol 40(6): 416-9. LIM KH, YAP KB.

• The Falling Elderly. IN CHAN KM, YAP KB, WONG SF, EDS. Geriatric Medicine for Singapore. Gerontological Society (Singapore) 1996:80-87. LIM KH.

• Simulated Bleeding in Scurvy – A Forgotten Disease in a Land of Plenty. Singapore Med J. 1996; 37(2): 157-9. LIM KH, RAJASOORYA, CHEW LS.

• Massive Hemothorax as a Complication of Primary Lung Cancer. Singapore Med J. 1993: 573-4. LIM KH, SIN FL, TEY BH, CHEW LS. • Schistosomiasis in Singapore. Ann Acad Med. Singapore. 1991:394-5. SIN FL, CHEW SK, LIM KH.

Research Trials