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Adj Asst Prof Lim Yean Chin

Adj Asst Prof Lim Yean Chin

MBBS, M Med (Anesthesiology)

Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Anaesthesiology

Sub-specialties: Regional Anaesthesia

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia During Your Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


​Dr Lim Yean Chin is a senior consultant with the Department of Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care at Changi General Hospital (CGH). Her interest is in the use of ultrasound for regional anaesthesia and other peri-operative applications. Dr Lim was a recipient of the European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy and Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound. She is the chairperson of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists, Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (RA SIG) and has also organised and been on faculty for multiple ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia workshops locally and internationally.

Dr Lim is a physician faculty of the Singhealth Anaesthesia Residency Program and a clinical lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is actively involved in research and is part of the hospital's research committee.


  • ​Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound, University of Melbourne
  • European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy, European Society of Regional Anaesthesia
  • MMed (Anaesthesiology), National University of Singapore
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Academic Deputy Vice Chair (Research) - ACP for Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Sciences, Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre
  • ACLS instructor - Singhealth Institute of Medical Stimulation
  • ​Chairperson - Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group, Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologist
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS
  • Clinical lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Member - CGH Research Committee
  • Member of Executive Committee - Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group, Australian Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Physician faculty - Singhealth residency


  • ​Singapore Medical Journal Reviewer Recognition Awards 2016

Research Interests

  • Regional Anaesthesia


  • A randomised controlled trial comparing single shot adductor canal block with femoral nerve block for analgesia post total knee arthroplasty, YC Lim, KHY Quek, JWH Phoo, CL Mah, S Tan. Singapore Medical Journal 2018
  • Comparing adductor canal block with local infiltration analgesia in total knee arthroplasty: A prospective, blinded and randomized clinical trial. QJ Tong, YC Lim, HM Tham. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2018, May 2018; 46: 39-43
  • Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism due to the use of interscalene block. ZY Beh, HM Tham, YC Lim, NL Lim. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2017;70:e45
  • A randomized controlled trial comparing meat-based with human cadaveric models for teaching ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia. Chuan A, Lim YC, Aneja H, Duce NA, Appleyard R, Forrest K, Royse CF. Anaesthesia. 2016 Aug;71(8):921-9
  • Design and Validation of the Regional Anaesthesia Procedural Skills Assessment Tool. A Chuan, PL Graham, DM Wong, MJ Barrington, DB Auyong, AJ Cameron, YC Lim, L Pope, B Germanoska, K Forrest, CF Royse. Anaesthesia. 2015 Dec;70(12):1401-11
  • A randomised controlled trial on ultrasound-assisted spinal anaesthesia. YC Lim, CY Choo, KT Tan. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2014 Mar;42(2):191-8

Research Trials