The doctor of firsts, Dr. Susan Lim, achieved another first in February 2008 when she received an award named in her honor. This award was given to Dr Lim in recognition of her excellence in the advancement of laparoscopic, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. (click here to read article)
Dr. Susan Lim - Singapore's Spirit Of The Century
Susan Lim is not new to receiving special recognition. From primary school on she has received numerous awards for her achievements. Her commitment to excellence in surgery and research, while maintaining a compassion for others earned her the honor of being recognized as Singapore's Spirit of the Century. Through this honor she was set as the example of the type of spirit those in Singapore should strive for. (click here for more info) The award given by the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education demonstrates that her influence reaches around the world.
Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques - Dr. Susan Lim
A contributing factor to receiving the award was the establishment of the Susan Lim Group Surgical Practice. Through this practice, the team of surgeons working with Dr. Susan Lim have developed new surgical techniques using robotics and a new procedure called NOTES, or Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. This groundbreaking work by Dr. Susan Lim and her colleagues is only the beginning of what she hopes to accomplish (click here to see talk).
With the continued efforts of Dr. Susan Lim of Singapore, we can expect that she will receive more awards and recognitions for years to come.