Associate Professor Erle Lim Chuen Hian

Erle Chuen-Hian Lim, MBBS, M Med (Int Med), FRCP (Glasgow) is Associate Professor, National University of Singapore and Senior Consultant Neurologist, National University Hospital. He completed his training in Neurology in 2000, and pursued a Movement Disorders fellowhip with Prof C Warren Olanow and Mitchell F Brin at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. He returned to Singapore in 2001, when he joined Alexandra Hospital as head of the fledgling Neurology service. He also served as Visiting Consultant Neurologist at three of the major hospitals in Singapore (Singapore General Hospital, National University Hospital and the National Neuroscience Institute) before joining the National University of Singapore (NUS) as Assistant Professor in 2003.

Dr Lim practices General Neurology with an interest in Movement Disorders. His interests include Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism, dystonia, Botulinum toxin (common and novel applications), and rating scales for movement disorders. His interests in general neurology include headaches and seizures.

Dr Lim served as Director, Undergraduate Medical Education for the Medicine track of the NUS from 2005-6, was the Assistant Dean (Clinical, Student Affairs and Admissions) from 2007-10. His interests in Medical Education include the use of multimedia and information technology in pedagogy, as well as bedside clinical teaching, professionalism and medical communication. Dr Lim is the author of more than 100 articles in international peer reviewed medical journals. He sits on the editorial board of the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, as well as the Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. He sits on various national education committees, as well as regional and international movement disorders committees. He has been invited to give talks and demonstrate Botulinum toxin injection techniques using electrical motor point stimulation and passive electromyographic guidance techniques regionally and internationally.

In 2005/6, Assoc Prof Lim won the faculty teaching excellence award, as well as the university teaching excellence award. In 2008, he won the university’s Outstanding Educator Award.