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Dr Lim Swee Ho

Dr Lim Swee Ho

MBBS, FRCSEd, MMed (Surgery)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Breast Surgery

Clinical Interest: Breast Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant KK Breast Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre


Dr Lim Swee Ho is a Senior Consultant with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) Breast Centre.

Following his undergraduate training in Australia, Dr Lim underwent surgical specialty training at various hospitals in Singapore. He completed Advanced Specialty Training in 2008 and was appointed Associate Consultant and subsequently Consultant at the Department of Surgery at Changi General Hospital.

In 2011, Dr Lim undertook a one-year Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship in breast surgery at Kyoto University Hospital.

Dr Lim joined KKH in 2012 and was appointed Head of the Breast Centre from 2014 to 2020.


  • FRCSEd 2008
  • MMed 2004
  • MBBS 1995

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Representative, Value Driven Outcomes Workgroup (Breast Cancer), MOH, 2018 - Present
  • Senior Consultant, KK Breast Department, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2016 - Present
  • Member, KKH Medical Assistance Fund Plus Panel, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2015 - Present
  • Co-chairman, Aesthetic Procedures Section, KK Medical Procedures Accreditation Committee, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital 2014 - Present


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Start Award 2016
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Gold Award 2015
  • Service From The Heart Award 2015

Research Interests


  • Alcantara VS, Lim GH, Lim SH, Sultana R, Lee JA. Incidence and prognosis of non-metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) among different races in Southeast Asia. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Apr;115(5):523-537. doi: 10.1002/jso.24559. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
  • Lim LY, Miao H, Lim JS, Lee SC, Bhoo-Pathy N, Yip CH, Taib NA, Chan P, Tan EY, Lim SH, Lim GH, Woo E, Tan YS, Lee JA, Wong M, Tan PH, Ong KW, Wong FY, Yap YS, Hartman M. Outcome after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in Asian breast cancer patients. Cancer Med. 2017 Jan;6(1):173-185. doi: 10.1002/cam4.985. Epub 2016 Dec 20.
  • Tan QT, Chuwa EW, Chew SH, Lim-Tan SK, Lim SH. Low-grade adenosquamous carcinoma of the breast: A diagnostic and clinical challenge. Int J Surg. 2015 Jul;19:22-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.05.010. Epub 2015 May 15.
  • Salleh I, Tay KH, Lim SH, T Ravitharan, Tan NC. Analysis of a structured training programme in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2008 Nov;393(6):943-8. Epub 2008 Jan 10.
  • Lim KR, Salleh I, Tan NC, Lim SH, Tay KH. Risk factors for conversion to open surgery in patients with acute cholecystitis undergoing interval laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Ann Acad Med Sinapore. 2007 Aug; 36(8):631-5.
  • Salleh I, Tay KH, Lim SH, T Ravintharan, Tan NC, Chng HC. Risk factors for conversion to open surgery in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. World J Surg. 2006 Sep;30(9):1698-704.
  • Chen CM, Tay KH, Hoe MN, Salleh I, Lim SH. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography management of common bile duct stones in a surgical unit. ANZ J Surg. 2005 Dec;75(12):1070-2.
  • Lim SH, Salleh I, Tay KH, Poh BK. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: an audit of our training programme. ANZ J Surg. 2005 Apr;75(4):231-3.

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