Dr Jimmy Lim is a consultant cardiologist at Novena Heart Centre, Singapore. He did his undergraduate training in the United Kingdom and subsequently returned to Singapore for his further specialist training.
His post-graduate training later took him to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA where he did further training in interventional cardiology, preventative cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. He was also the former director of the invasive cardiac laboratory at Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2004 till 2007.
During his time there, he was the highest volume operator in Singapore for primary angioplasty (the use of balloon and stents for treating patients with acute heart attacks).
He is also a visiting consultant to the National University Hospital where he performs coronary angiography and angioplasty.
His specific interests include early detection of coronary artery disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus and their role in heart disease.
He has written numerous papers on hypertension and the importance of exercise in the prevention of heart disease.