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Dr. Sim Hsien Lin

Consultant General Surgeon (Colorectal Surgery)
  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)
  • MMed (General Surgery)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)

Dr. Sim Hsien Lin is a specialist colorectal surgeon in Singapore with over a decade of experience in colorectal surgery. Her sub interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), surgical management of inflammatory bowel diseases and complex anal fistulas.

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Dr. Sim Hsien Lin is a specialist colorectal surgeon in Singapore with over a decade of experience in colorectal surgery. Her sub interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), surgical management of inflammatory bowel diseases and complex anal fistulas.

Qualifications / Professional Memberships

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (“MBBS”), National University of Singapore
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (“MRCS”) of Edinburgh
  • Master of Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (“FRCS”), Edinburgh
  • Member of Singapore Colorectal Society
  • Member of Singapore Cancer Society
  • Member of Singapore Geriatric Society

Awards / Achievements

  • Winner of Service Champion Awards (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Postgraduate Teacher Excellence Award (2016)
  • Awarded Health Manpower Development Programme Fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital, London (2013)
  • Gold Medal at the FRCS Exit Examination (2011)
  • NUS Teacher Awards for Undergraduates (2008)
  • Winner of 2nd prize oral presentation in the GIHEP – Colorectal meeting
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Adjunct Lecturer at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU) and Service Lead of Geriatric Surgical Service at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Published a book chapter on hemorrhoids and articles in general surgery in both local and international peer-accredited journals, and has presented her research papers in various conferences in Singapore and overseas
  • Associate programme director of National Healthcare Group General Surgery residency programme

Dr. Sim Hsien Lin is a specialist colorectal surgeon in Singapore with over a decade of experience in colorectal surgery. Her sub interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), surgical management of inflammatory bowel diseases and complex anal fistulas.

She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2002, before further obtaining her Master of Medicine (Surgery) in 2007. Upon completion of her specialisation in General Surgery, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2011, winning the Gold Medal award at the FRCS Exit Examination that year. In 2013, she received further subspecialty training in colorectal surgery at St Mark’s Hospital in London.

Following her graduation, Dr. Sim became an active member of the Singapore Colorectal Society, Singapore Cancer Society and Singapore Geriatric Society. She has been published in both local and international peer-accredited journals and has also presented her research papers at various conferences in Singapore and overseas. She was also active in conducting clinical trials pertaining to the field of colorectal diseases and had published a book chapter on haemorrhoids.

Prior to joining private practice, Dr. Sim was a senior consultant at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), a visiting consultant at Admiralty Medical Centre and an Associate Program Director with the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Residency Programme. During her time at KTPH’s Department of Surgery (Colorectal), Dr. Sim delivered integrated and coordinated transdisciplinary surgical care to her patients. She was also involved in various Committees such as the Chairperson Informed Consent Committee, Member Endoscopy Committee, Workgroups for Sterilisation, 6th Vital Signs and Member Clinical Audit. In her efforts to connect and engage with the public, she actively participated in public education, community public talks and public forums at KTPH.

Aside from her medical duties, Dr. Sim was also actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate education as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and an Adjunct Lecturer with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Above all, Dr. Sim is a caring, dedicated and passionate surgeon who aspires to provide the highest level of care and service to her patients. She led the Geriatric Surgical Service and firmly believes that transdisciplinary care is the key to supporting both the elderly and complex patients through their perioperative and recovery journey.

Dr. Sim is able to converse fluently in English and Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien and Teochew) and is currently practising as a consultant general surgeon for colorectal surgery at SOG – HL Sim Colorectal, Endoscopy & General Surgery, located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre.

Dr. Sim Hsien Lin’s main sub-specialty is in colorectal surgery. In addition, her sub interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), surgical management of inflammatory bowel diseases, complex anal fistulas as well as diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.
DR. SIM HSIEN LIN
WHY CHOOSE DR. SIM

A Dedicated and Passionate surgeon who Aspires to provide the best care

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Come visit our clinic, which are equipped with modern and updated equipment, and a team that will take care of all your needs.

Accredited Specialist

Dr. Sim became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2011, winning the Gold Medal award at the FRCS Exit Examination that year.

Focused After Care

Dr. Sim firmly believes that transdisciplinary care is the key to supporting both the elderly and complex patients through their perioperative and recovery journey.

Dr. Sim’s Special Interests

Dr. Sim firmly believes that transdisciplinary care is the key to supporting both the elderly and complex patients through their perioperative and recovery journey.

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  • General Surgery
  • Complex anal fistula repair
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS)
  • Laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery
  • Management of colorectal cancers and benign colorectal diseases
  • General anorectal conditions
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease
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      Singapore 329563
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