Heartiest congratulations to Professor Aymeric Lim (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery) for being recognised with the National Outstanding Clinician Award at this year’s National Medical Excellence Award (NMEA). And congratulations to Adjunct Professor Goh Boon Cher (Department of Pharmacology and Medicine) on winning the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award; and to Adjunct Associate Professor Tan Boon Yeow (Department of Medicine) on winning the National Outstanding Clinician Educator Award!
The NMEA is a national-level award conferred by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to recognise the efforts of outstanding clinicians, clinician scientists and other healthcare professionals for their contributions. It acknowledges their achievements in advancing healthcare, improving the standards of patient safety and driving research and education to improve people’s lives.
With almost 30 years of experience, Prof Aymeric Lim is an internationally recognised hand and reconstructive microsurgeon, highly regarded for his skills in restoring the nerve functions of brachial plexus patients, as well as restoring the quality of life for stroke, brain injury and tetraplegic patients. For his outstanding achievements in the advancement of hand and reconstructive microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and his contributions to shaping the safety culture of healthcare services in Singapore and beyond, Prof Lim is awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Award 2019.
Adj Prof Goh Boon Cher is an experienced cancer pharmacologist and Phase I clinical trial expert who is highly regarded in the field of drug development. He provides consultancy to early drug pipeline research teams from the pharmaceutical industry and is a key opinion leader in the development of these drugs. For his outstanding and pioneering contributions in cancer pharmacology and drug development, and bringing hope to cancer patients through promising experimental treatments, Adj Prof Goh is awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award 2019.
A passionate clinician educator and administrator, Assoc Prof Tan Boon Yeow is a trained Family Physician and CEO and Senior Consultant at St Luke’s Hospital. Assoc Prof Tan has been heavily involved in undergraduate and postgraduate residency and fellowship educational work since 2003. He is an inspirational role model who has trained many doctors, clinician leaders and clinicians, nurturing future generations of clinicians in Singapore. For his dedication and visionary contributions to education in Family Medicine, Assoc Prof Tan is awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Educator Award 2019.
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