Dr Kieron Lim

Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
National University Hospital (NUH)

Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, NUH


Dr Kieron Lim is currently head & senior consultant of the division of gastroenterology & hepatology, and medical director for liver transplantation at the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT), National University Hospital Singapore. He is assistant professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and also holds an adjunct appointment as assistant professor and faculty at the division of liver diseases, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, USA.

Dr Lim graduated from St Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine (UK), and worked at the liver unit at The Royal Free Hospital before returning to Singapore. He undertook his fellowship training in transplant hepatology at the Recanati / Miller Transplantation Institute, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, USA.

His special interests include liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma and viral hepatitis. He is the principal investigator for ongoing clinical studies in the field of liver transplantation, immunosuppression and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is a reviewer for peer-review journals Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation, World Jounrnal of Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and the Singapore Medical Journal.

Dr Lim has been appointed to serve on the liver subcommittee of the National Organ Transplant Unit of Singapore, the medical devices advisory committee of the Health Science Authority of Singapore, and the pharmacy and therapeutics committee at the National University Hospital. Dr Lim also serves on the national gastroenterology residency advisory committee, and is the associate program director of the gastroenterology senior residency program. He is actively involved in both undergraduate & postgraduate curriculum development and mentorship of fellows and junior faculty. 


Education and Fellowships

MBBS (London), FRCP (Edin), FAMS (Gastroenterology) 


Professional Memberships

• American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

• International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)

• Gastroenterological Society of Singapore (GESS)

• Society of Transplantation Singapore (SOT)

• Hepatopancreatobiliary Association Singapore (HPBA) 


Specialty Interests

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Viral Hepatitis 


Selected Publications

  1. Current role of selective internal radiation with yttrium-90 in liver tumors. Lau WY, Teoh YL, Win KM, Lee RC, de Villa VH, Kim YH, Liang PC, Santos-Ocampo RS, Lo RH, Lim KB, Tai DW, Ng DC, Irani FG, Gogna A, Chow PK. Future Oncol. 2016 May;12(9):1193-204. doi: 10.2217/fon-2016-0035. Epub 2016 Mar 23.

  2. Metabolic syndrome after a liver transplantation in an Asian population. Tan HL, Lim KB, Iyer SG, Chang SK, Madhavan K, Kow AW. HPB (Oxford). 2015 Aug;17(8):713-22. doi: 10.1111/hpb.12435.

  3. Utility of the low-accelerating-dose regimen in 182 liver recipients with recurrent hepatitis C virus. Lim KB, Sima HR, Fiel MI, Khaitova V, Doucette JT, Chernyiak M, Ahmad J, Bach N, Chang C, Grewal P, Kim-Schluger L, Liu L, Odin J, Perumalswami P, Florman SS, Schiano TD. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 May 28;21(20):6236-45. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i20.6236.

  4. Lim KBL, Schiano TD. Long-term Ouctome after Liver Transplantation. Mt Sinai J Med. 2012 Mar-Apr;79(2):169-89. doi: 10.1002/msj.21302.

  5. Lim KBL, Schiano TD. Still’s Disease and the liver – An Underappreciated Association. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2011 Dec;7(12):844-6.
  6. Liver disease progression and virological response: entecavir rescue still possible in the setting of rtM204I lamivudine-resistant mutation. Tan PS, Aung MO, Dan YY, Lee YM, Lim K, Low HC, Lee GH, Thwin MA, Soon C, Lim SG. Gut. 2013 May;62(5):801-2. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-303647. Epub 2012 Nov 9. 

  7. Do different lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B genotypes carry the same risk of entecavir resistance? Lee GH, Aung MO, Dan YY, Lee YM, Mak B, Low HC, Lim K, Thwin MA, Tan PS, Lim SG. J Med Virol. 2013 Jan;85(1):26-33. doi: 10.1002/jmv.23392. Epub 2012 Sep 28.

  8. An analysis of the efficacy and safety of a strategy of early precut for biliary access during difficult endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a general hospital. Ang TL, Kwek AB, Lim KB, Teo EK, Fock KM. J Dig Dis. 2010 Oct;11(5):306-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-2980.2010.00454.x.

  9. A rare case of upper GI bleeding: esophageal rupture associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm. Ang TL, Lim K, Kwek A, Teo EK, Fock KM. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Jan;67(1):151-2; commentary 152. Epub 2007 Nov 9. 




Updated as of 20 July 2017