Consultant and Cardiac Electrophysiologist
After obtaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Melbourne, Dr Han Lim specialised in Cardiology via training at the Austin Hospital. Subsequently, he undertook a subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology and device implantations. Han Lim is the first Australian cardiologist to be awarded the Parmley Prize from the American College of Cardiology, an award he received for one of the most extraordinary manuscripts by a Young Investigator in 2012. He is also the recipient of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical Postgraduate Scholarship for his PhD for stoke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) as well as NHMRC Early Career Fellowship.
It was in Bordeaux, France where Han Lim trained with Professor Michel Haissaguerre for his advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellow ship. Professor Haissaguerre first discovered and pioneered the technique of AF ablation (procedure used to treat an irregular heart rhythm that starts in the heart’s upper chambers). Because of his training, Han has an exponential amount of experience in catheter ablation for complex arrhythmias inclusive of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. He’s also a specialist in pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantations.
Dr Han Lim manages are vast amount of services including the assessment and management of heart rhythm disorders, catheter ablation, typical and atypical flutters, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, device implantations and holter monitoring.
Han is also fluent in many other languages including Cantonese, Chinese, Hokkien, Indonesian, Malay and Mandarin.
MBBS-University of Melbourne 2001: PhD, FRACP
Post Graduate Overseas fellowship (Bordeaux, France) centre for AF ablation