Dr Frances Lim

Senior Consultant, Research Director, Clinical Lecturer, Division of Colorectal Surgery, National University Hospital


Director, General Surgery Residency Programme, University Surgical Cluster


Dr Frances Lim received her M.D from the University of Calgary. She completed 5 years of general surgery training at the SUNY Upstate Medical University and is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery in 2009. Following her residency, she pursued a fellowship in Colon Rectal Surgery with the division of Colorectal Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr Lim's biggest interest is in the field of colon and rectal cancer. She has experience with removing benign and early stage rectal tumour using the transanal endoscopic technique. Her other main interest is in the area of postgraguate surgical training.


Education and Fellowships

  • MD, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery


Advanced Training

  • Residency in General Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA
  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC, USA


Specialty Interests

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Anorectal disease
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery


Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association

Updated as of 21 June 2017