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Dr. Han Lim

Consultant and Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Han obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Melbourne and completed his Cardiology training at the Austin Hospital, before undertaking subspecialty training in the area of cardiac electrophysiology and device implantations. He is a recipient of the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Medical Postgraduate Scholarship for his PhD in the area of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). He is the first Australian cardiologist to be awarded the Parmley Prize from the American College of Cardiology, for one of the most outstanding manuscripts by a Young Investigator in 2012. Han is also a recipient of the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship.

For his overseas advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellowship, Han trained with Professor Michel Haissaguerre in Bordeaux, France, who first discovered and pioneered the technique of AF ablation. Han has extensive experience in the area of catheter ablation for complex arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, as well as pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantations.

Han provides the following services for your patients:

  • Assessment and management of the full spectrum of heart rhythm disorders
  • Catheter ablation for
    • Supraventricular tachycardia
      • Including AVNRT, WPW/AVRT and focal AT
    • Typical and atypical atrial flutters
    • Atrial fibrillation
      • Including paroxysmal and persistent forms
    • Ventricular tachycardia
      • Including focal and scar-related forms
    • Device implantations
      • Pacemakers
      • Biventricular pacemakers
      • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    • Holter monitoring

Qualifications: MBBS (University of Melbourne 2001), PhD, FRACP
Postgraduate Overseas Fellowship: Bordeaux, France (pioneering centre for AF ablation)
Han is fluent (verbal and written) in several languages other than English:
Chinese (Mandarin) and Malay/Bahasa, and can also communicate in Fujian and Cantonese.