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Clin Asst Prof Darryl Lim

Clin Asst Prof Lim

MBBS, FRCS (Edin), MMed (Surgery), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: General Surgery

Sub-specialties: Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Aortic Aneurysms (Thoracic, Thoracoabdominal and Abdominal) , Diabetic Foot Wound , Dialysis access for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis , Peripheral Vascular Disease , Varicose Veins .

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Director Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Service Chief SingHealth Duke-NUS Vascular Centre


Dr Darryl Lim is a Senior Cconsultant with the Department of Surgery, and director of the vascular and endovascular surgery unit at Changi General Hospital. His interests include advanced techniques in complex endovascular revascularisation for arterial occlusive disease, diabetic foot wound care, as well as new techniques in vascular access interventions.

Dr Lim received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) (MBBS), and subsequently embarked on his surgical training with the SingHealth General Surgery residency program. During this time, he obtained multiple qualifications, namely Membership and subsequently Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as well as the Masters of Medicine in Surgery (Singapore) . He became a specialist in 2015, and received training in both open and endovascular surgery at Changi General Hospital. Dr Lim further honed his skills in complex endovascular interventions at the Department of Angiologie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, with Dr Andrej Schmidt. He also completed examinations in wound management by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), and is a Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP). He is a fellow with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and a fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore.

Dr Lim is a key opinion leader in his field and is regularly invited to speak at endovascular conferences both locally and internationally. In addition, he also provides proctorship and conducts endovascular live case workshops for interventionists around the region.


  • FRCSEd
  • MRCS (Edin)
  • MMed (Surgery)
  • MBBS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Teacher, Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Physician Faculty, SingHealth General Surgery Residency Program
  • Service Chief (CGH) and EXCO, Singhealth Duke-NUS Vascular Centre
  • Member, CGH Wound Management Committee
  • EXCO, Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons of Singapore (SVESS)


Research Interests


  • Novel use of the ClariVein ® catheter for pharmacomechanical thrombolysis of thrombosed hemodialysis grafts: a case series. D Lim, D Ho, L Chen, MA Schreve, YK Tan, S Kum. J Vasc Access 2017 Nov 17;18(6):508-514.
  • Midterm outcomes from a pilot study of percutaneous deep vein arterialization for the treatment of no-option critical limb ischemia. Kum S, Tan YK, Schreve MA, Ferraresi R, Varcoe RL, Schmidt A, Scheinert D, Mustapha JA, Lim D, Ho D, Tang TY, Alexandrescu VA, Mutirangura P. J Endovasc Ther. 2017 Oct; 24(5):619-626.
  • Novel Use of the Capturex Device and Reliant Balloon for Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: A Case Report and Review of Literature. D Ho, L Samarakoon, YK Tan, S Kum, D Lim. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2019 May; 53(4):351-354.
  • The Direct Extravascular Calcium Interruption Arterial Procedure for heavily calcified vessels. S Kum, E Huizing, L Samarakoon, D Lim, C Unlu, T Sato. J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech. 2020 May 11;6(3):369-373.
  • Early and Midterm Experience with the Absorb Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold in Asian Patients with Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia: One-Year Clinical and Imaging Outcomes from the DISAPEAR Registry. S Kum, J Ipema, D Ho, D Lim, YK Tan, R Varcoe, C Hazenberg, C Unlu. Journal of Endovascular Therapy 2020 Aug;27(4):616-622.
  • True Idiopathic Radial Artery Aneurysm: A Case Report and Review of Current Literature. YMM Chee, PS Lew, D Lim. EJVES Vasc Forum. 2020 Nov 21;49:34-39.
  • Outcomes of the paclitaxel-eluting Eluvia stent for long femoropopliteal lesions in Asian patients with predominantly chronic limb-threatening ischemia. S Kum, J Ipema, E Huizing, YK Tan, D Lim, IYH. Lok, CEVB Hazenberg, Ç Ünlü. Vascular Medicine 2021 Jun;26(3):267-272.
  • Infected Femoral Pseudoaneurysms in Intravenous Drug Abusers: A Decade of Experience from a Singapore Tertiary Centre. L Samarakoon, D Ho, YK Tan, S Kum, D Lim. Singapore Med J 2021; 62(3): 135-1382020, 1-12.
  • Novel technique of percutaneous bypass in a brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula with cephalic arch occlusion: A case report. HJ Tan, PS Lew, YM Lai, DC Ho, H Pitumpe, S Kum, D Lim. Journal of Vascular Access. 2021 Jul;22(4):650-653.

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