​Adj Asst Prof Ivy Lim

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Family Medicine)
Sports Physician

Chief, Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Changi General Hospital
Director & Senior Consultant, SSMC@CGH
Senior Consultant, SSMC@Novena

Adj Asst Prof Ivy Lim received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore, and obtained her Master in Family Medicine in 2010 before commencing advanced training in sports medicine. She is the first locally trained female sports physician and is also a qualified family physician. Adj Asst Prof Lim is presently Chief of Sport and Exercise Medicine at Changi General Hospital. The Department runs three of Singapore's leading Sport and Exercise Medicine Centers – SSMC@CGH, SSMC@Novena, and SSMC@SSI – where Adj Assoc Prof Lim is Senior Consultant.

Her clinical interests include sports injuries, pre-participation screening, sports safety, exercise in women and the role of physical activity in chronic disease management. Adj Asst Prof Lim has provided medical coverage for several sports events, including soccer and triathlon. She was the Chief Equipment Officer for the 2011 and 2012, medical delegate at the Asian Fencing Championship in 2018, and the Lead Physician at the Singapore Tennis Open 2021.  

Adj Asst Prof Lim is the Publicity Outreach Director for Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EIMS), an affiliate of the American College of Sports Medicine, and has presented her work at local and international conferences. She is regularly featured in the media and healthcare forums, where she contributes her expertise on sports and exercise related topics for the public and her fellow medical professionals. She has co-authored a chapter in the book “Boys to Men: a complete guide for National Servicemen”. In addition, she has served in various committees including the Secretariat of the National Sports Safety Committee in 2007, as well as the inter-agency Healthy Youth Committee spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, promoting physical and mental health in schoolchildren. She was a youth ambassador for the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games Athlete Committee. Currently, she sits in the executive committee of the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore, and is also part of the National Sports Safety Committee. She is also a tutor for the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (GDFM) Programme.

As an athlete, Adj Asst Prof Lim has been active in Air Rifle Shooting since her student days, winning various accolades including the National University of Singapore Sportsgirl of the Year Award in 2003 and the Sports Excellence (SPEX) Grant from Singapore Sports Council. She represented Singapore in the 10m Air Rifle event at the Southeast Asian Games as well as numerous world cups and regional championships. Other than sport shooting, she currently enjoys swimming and pilates during her free time.​