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Clin Assoc Prof Lim Sok Bee

Clin Assoc Prof Lim Sok Bee

MBBS, MMed (Paeds), FAMS

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Child Development, Neonatology, General Paediatrics

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Language Based Learning Disorder.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Mentor Department of Child Development KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Department of Child Development KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Adjunct Associate Professor


Adj Assoc Prof Lim Sok Bee is a Senior Consultant of the Department of Child Development at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital (KKH). She was Head of Department of Child Development from 2005 to February 2016. She was working in the field of neonatology since 1985 and was the former Head of Department of Neonatology, KKH till 2005.

She has a special interest in premature babies at risk for developmental delays. She started the Very Low Birth Weight follow-up programme in KKH and anchored it from 1991-2001.

Dr Lim’s sub-specialty interest includes universal newborn hearing screening. She was the project director who started the program in KKH in 2002. She has been working with children with specific learning needs and developmental disorder since 1996.


  • Certificate in Counselling, Counselling & Care Centre, Singapore, 1994
  • FAMS, Singapore
  • MMed Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, 1979
  • MBBS National University of Singapore 1975

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Child Development, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 2005 -2016
  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Child Development , 2005-2016
  • Chairperson, Clinical Practice Guideline, Autism Spectrum Disorder in Pre-School Children, 2008-2010
  • Member, Medical Board, KKH, 2002-2010
  • Co-chairman, KKH IRB, 2003-2009 • Chairman, Singhealth Central IRB Domain E, 2009-2011
  • Chairman, KKH Medical Ethics Committee, 2003-2011
  • Co-chairman, Workgroup on Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Placement of Pupils with Special Educational Needs, MOE-PSB, 2010-2011
  • Member, National Advisory Committee on Newborn Hearing Screening, MOH, 2001
  • Member, National Ethics Committee, MOH, 2003-2005
  • President, Association of Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore), 2000-2006
  • Medical Advisor, Child Bereavement Support (Singapore) since 2004


  • Honourable Mention Awardee of Healthcare Humanity Award 2015
  • Singhealth Excellence Award 2015 (Team Award)
  • Singhealth Excellence Award 2014 (Distinguished Mentor Award)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service, Star Award, KKH, 2010
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement Fund, MOH, 2009
  • Earl A Grollman Award, Children Hospice International, 2007
  • Talent Development Fund, SingHealth, St Francis International Centre for Healthcare Ethics, 2007
  • HMDP Travelling Fellowship in Neonatal Medicine, 1992-1993
  • HMDP Fellowship in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, 1983

Research Interests


  • Direct vs. Expressed Breast Milk Feeding: Relation to Duration of Breastfeeding. WeiWei Pang, Jonathan Y. Bernard, Geetha Thavamani, Yiong Huak Chan, Doris Fok, Shu-E Soh, Mei Chien Chua, Sok Bee Lim, Lynette P. Shek, Fabian Yap, Kok Hian Tan, Peter D. Gluckman, Keith M. Godfrey, Rob M. van Dam, Michael S. Kramer and Yap-Seng Chong Nutrients 2017, 9, 547; doi:10.3390/nu9060547 Published: 27 May 2017
  • Characteristics and Influence of Home Literacy Environment in Early Childhood-Centred Literacy Orientation. Sandra Sylvia Mascarenhas, Rajesh Moorakonda, Pratibha Agarwal, Sok Bee Lim, Sonoko Sensaki, Yap Seng Choon, John Carson Allen, Lourdes Mary Daniel , Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 1-17, 2016
  • Singapore and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Iliana Magiati, Sung Min, Daniel Fung, Mariam Aljunied, Denise Phua, Lam Chee Meng, Lim Sok Bee, Stephanie Khoo, Kenneth Poon. Fred Volkmar’s Encyclopedia for Autism Spectrum Disorder (, Feb 2016
  • A comparison of practices during the confinement period among Chinese, Malay and Indian mothers in Singapore. Fok, Doris; Aris, Izzuddin; Ho, Jiahui; Lim, Sok Bee; Chua, Mei Chien; Pang, Wei Wei; Saw, Seang-Mei; Kwek, Kenneth; Godfrey, Keith; Kramer, Michael; Chong, Yap Seng. Birth – Scholar One Manuscript, 20 Feb 2016
  • Determinants of Breastfeeding Practices and Success in a Multi-ethnic Asian Population. Pang, Wei Wei; Aris, Izzuddin; Fok, Doris; Soh, Shu-E; Chua, Mei Chien; Lim, Sok Bee; Saw, Seang-Mei; Kwek, Kenneth; Gluckman, Peter; Godfrey, Keith; van Dam, Rob; Kramer, Michael; Chong, Yap Seng. Birth – Scholar One Manuscript, 23 Sep 2015
  • The psychometric properties of the Quantitative-Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (Q-CHAT) as a measure of autistic traits in a community sample of Singaporean infants and toddlers. I. Magiati, D. Goh, SJ Lim, D. Gan, J. Leong, C. Allison, S. Baron-Cohen, A. Rifkin-Graboi, B F P. Broekman, S-M. Saw, Y-S. Chong, K. Kwek, P. Gluckman, SB. Lim, M. Meaney and on behalf of the GUSTO working group. Molecular Autism, 6:40 (21 Jun 2015)
  • Hearing Loss in Newborns with Cleft Lip and/or Palate. Enrica EK Tan, Karen YM Hee, Annie Yeoh, Sok Bee Lim, Henry KK Tan, Vincent KL Yeow, Lourdes Mary Daniel. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, July 2014, Vol 43 No7
  • High Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Down Syndrome in the First Year of Life. Pradeep Raut, Bhavani Sriram, Annie Yeoh, Karen YM Hee, Sok Bee Lim, Mary L Daniel Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Nov 2011; 40 (11): 493-8.
  • Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Preschool Children. SB Lim. Academy of Medicine Singapore- Singapore Medical Journal 2010; 51(3):255
  • Establishing a Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. SB Lim, LM Daniel Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Dec 2008, Vol 37 No 12 (suppl 3): 63-65
  • 2-Year Neurodevelopmental Outcome in children conceived by Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) – A Prospective Cohort Study. Pratibha Agarwal, Sheila Kia Ee Loh, Sok Bee Lim, Bhavani Sriram, Mary Lourdes Daniel, Seow Heong Yeo, Derrick Heng. BJOG Oct 2005
  • 8 year outcome of VLBW infants born in KK Hospital. Daniel LM, Lim SB, L Clarke Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, May 2003, 32(3); 354-61
  • Long term follow-up and outcome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. P Agarwal, SB Lim Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, May 2003, Vol 32(3); 346-53
  • Outcome of Infants weighing 500-999 grams at birth in a Singapore Hospital (1990-1993). NK Ho, SB Lim Singapore Medical Journal 1995; Vol 36: 185-186
  • Neonatal Jaundice – A Four-Year Experience in Toa Payoh Hospital. Ho NK, Gomez JM, Lim SB Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society Vol 30 Nos 1&2, 1988
  • Aetiology of Diarrhoea in Singapore. Lam S, Lim SB, M Yin-Murphy, Nasir M Annals of Academy of Medicine 1987 (Singapore)
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in very Low Weight Infants. Yu VYH, Orgill A, Lim SB, B Bajuk, Astbury J Australian Paediatric Journal (1983) Vol 19: 223-6
  • Growth and Development of Very Low Birth Weight Infants recovering from Bronchopulmonary DysplasiaYu VYH, Orgill, Lim SB, B Bajuk, Astbury J Archives of Diseases in Childhood (1983) Vol 58: 10; 791-4

Research Trials