Dr Lee-Ling Lim is Associate Professor and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Department of Medicine, University of Malaya (UM). She graduated from UM with two prestigious accolades, namely the Best Student Achievement Award and the Tan Sri Dr D.J. Danaraj Gold Medal.
As a clinician-scientist, Dr Lim's major areas of research are on the epidemiology, genetics and metabolomics of diabetes, cardiovascular-renal diseases and women's health, as well as health services and translational research. These have led to several international collaborations with the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet, Nature, BMJ and Diabetes Care. Dr Lim has received several awards including the AOCO Rising Star Award, the USA Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award and a scholarship funded by the USA NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences for training in statistical genetics at the University of Washington, USA.
Dr Lim sits on the Committees of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Diabetes Atlas and the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group, where global experts exchange ideas and provide authoritative resources in tackling diabetes epidemic. She is an Associate Editor of BMC Endocrine Disorders and Editorial Board Member of Primary Care Diabetes Europe. She is an article reviewer for 22 leading medical/biomedical journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, Endocrine Reviews, JCEM and BJOG.
Dr Lim has keen interests in medical education with the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students both locally and internationally. She actively promotes health awareness by delivering medical lectures and public health talks at national and international levels.