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A/Prof Erle Lim Chuen Hian

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital


MBBS, M Med (Int Med), FRCP (Glasgow)



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A/Prof Erle CH Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990, and obtained his Masters in Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the same university in 1997. In 2009, he was appointed as a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow. He trained in Neurology at the Singapore General Hospital, after which he completed his training in Movement Disorders at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, under Professors C Warren Olanow and Mitchell F Brin. He is currently a Senior Consultant with the Division of Neurology at the National University Hospital, and was Assistant Dean of Education at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS from 2007 to 2010.

A/Prof Erle Lim's subspecialty interest is in Movement disorders, focusing on clinical applications of Botulinum toxin, Parkinson's disease, Spasticity and Dystonia.

He has been invited to give lectures on Neurology and Movement Disorders regionally and internationally, and teaches techniques of Botulinum toxin injection using electromyographic guidance to regional neurologists. He has published over 100 papers in international journals, covering topics in general neurology, movement disorders, botulinum toxin, general medicine and medical education, and is reviewer for international journals in Medicine, Neurology, Movement disorders and Medical Education. He is Deputy Editor of the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. He also sits on the specialist training committee in Neurology. An avid educationist, he conducts weekly postgraduate clinical tutorials at the National University Hospital, and is director of the yearly Neurologic Localisation Course. In 2006 and 2007, he was awarded both the faculty teaching excellence award and the university's annual excellence teaching award. In 2007, he was awarded the university’s outstanding educator award.

Teaching Strengths

  • Use of multimedia in medical education
  • Developed digital video database of clinical vignettes for teaching purposes
  • Stressing the importance of observational skills and teaching students to "piece the puzzle" during clinical/ bedside tutorials
  • Ability to simplify a topic and teach "as one would want to learn it"
  • Equipping medical students with the basic tools to learn on their own
Pedagogical Interests

  • IT in education
  • Communications Skills, Professionalism and Medical Ethics
  • Simulation Technology
  • Gaming in Medical Education
  • Research in Education
  • Assessment in Medical Education
  • The Modified Essay Question
  • Social Networking and Its Implications in Education

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