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Eric Lim

Eric Kian Saik Lim, MD, MSc, FRCS

Royal Brompton Hospital
Sydney Street
London  SW3 6NP
United Kingdom
+44 207 351 8591
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of Sheffield Medical School, UK (MB ChB 1996)
University of East Anglia, UK (MD, 2003 - 2004)
University of London, UK (MSc Biostatistics, 2003 - 2004)
Basic Surgical Training, Sheffield, UK (1997 - 1999)
Higher Surgical Training, Cambridge, UK (2000 - 2006)
Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, UK (2007-)

Other Interests

Surgical tumour bioprofiling and targeted adjuvant therapy
Systematic reviews and clinical trials in thoracic surgery
Bronchio-vascular sleeve resection and reconstruction
Extended resection for lung cancer and mediastinal tumours
Neuroendocrine tumours including small cell lung cancer


Research forms the fundamental basis for my decision making and allows the evaluation and improvement to health care. I focus on improving patient care by evaluating clinical decisions and results of surgery and translational research (taking science from bench to bedside)

The four main areas of clinical research that I undertake are systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical trials, diagnostic and cohort studies. My basic science research focuses on blood based biomarkers for the diagnosis of cancer and for treatment predictions with circulating tumour cells and circulating free tumour DNA.

Additional Educational Information

I graduated from the University of Sheffield and trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Cambridge and London. I was the recipient of an MRC scholarship and was awarded an MSc in Biostatistics and an MD for surgical research. I was appointed as a Thoracic Surgeon to the Royal Brompton Hospital 2007.