Mr Eric Lim graduated from the University of Sheffield and trained in cardiothoracic surgery in Cambridge and London. He was the recipient of an MRC scholarship and was awarded an MSc in Biostatistics and an MD for surgical research.
Areas of clinical interest
Mr Lim specialises in surgical diseases of the chest. His clinical areas of expertise are lung cancer (lung resection, sleeve resections, airway surgery, arterial reconstructions, and extended resections), mediastinal disorders (benign and malignant tumours), surgery for neuroendocrine tumours and small cell lung cancer, surgery for emphysema (lung volume reduction surgery) and management of pneumothoraces.
Mr Lim is chair of the British Thoracic Society Selection of Patients with Lung Cancer for Surgery Guidelines Committee. He has carried out several high profile projects overseas, including establishing an international neuroendocrine tumours registry for the International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer.
He has also collaborated with Lancaster University on a Medical Research Council grant evaluating statistical methodology for longitudinal studies in clinical research, working with the US National Institutes of Health in the longitudinal evaluation of the effects of lung volume reduction surgery in the National Emphysema Treatment Trial.
Mr Lim presents internationally at the major conferences in lung cancer and thoracic surgery. In 2008 his research on prizes and awards at the British Thoracic Oncology Group Meeting, Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting and the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting.
He has also lectured on advanced statistical methods in clinical trials at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and hosted an international meeting on Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumours at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital.
As well as having papers published in numerous prestigious medical journals, Mr Lim is perhaps best known as the editor of An Integrated Textbook of Medicine and Surgery, published by Elsevier, a pioneering textbook that links two traditionally separate specialities and which is a core textbook for medical students. He has also edited Churchill’s Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis, now in the second English and first Russian editions.
See a list of Eric Lim's publications on PubMed.
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