There’s more to this cardiologist than meets the eye

  • Image on left is: “Music to the eye” photographed and donated by Yean L. Lim AM ARPS FRACP
  • Image on right: “In loving memory of our friend and colleague: Margaret Dougherty” (painted by Yean Lim)

According to information on the LaTrobe University site: Singapore-born Professor Yean L. Lim graduated from Monash University with degrees in BMedSc, MBBS and PhD. Professor Lim is a leading cardiologist in the Asia-Pacific region, serving as Permanent Secretary to the Asia-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC). He has also:

  • Served as the Director of National Heart Centre and Chairman of the National Medical Research Council in Singapore.
  • Pioneered coronary intervention in China in 1986, and helped to establish numerous coronary intervention units throughout China.
  • Founded the Xiamen University Medical College in 1995 and was appointed its inaugural Dean for a five year term.

Professor Lim returned to Melbourne to take up his appointment as Director of Cardiovascular Therapeutics at Western Health and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

He was awarded the Inaugural Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993 and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his contributions to Education and Medicine in China and Australia.

  • From what I have seen from the inscriptions on these artworks at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond, it would appear that Dr. Yean L. Lim the cardiologist, is also a talented artist. I base this on the following inscriptions on the plaques as follows:


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