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LIM Chien Wei, John


  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Joint)
  • Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Primary)
  • Senior Advisor, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Chairman, Singapore Clinical Research Institute

Research Areas:

  • Health Regulation/Regulatory Science

Teaching Areas:

  • Health Regulation/Regulatory Science
  • Health Administration

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • M Sc (Public Health) (Singapore)
  • SM (Health Policy & Management) (Harvard)
  • AM (Singapore)


  • Tye Cho Yook Gold Medal

Career History & Administrative Leadership:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Health Sciences Authority
  • Administrator, Singapore Blood Transfusion Service
  • Special Assistant to PS/DMS, Ministry of Health
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Mental Health
  • Director, Human Resource, Ministry of Health
  • Director, Higher Education & Public Affairs, Ministry of Education
  • Director, Centre for Drug Administration, Health Sciences Authority
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Health Sciences Authority

Major Publications:

  • Eichler HG, et al.  Adaptive Licensing: Taking the Next Step in the Evolution of Drug Approval. Nature, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2012); 91 3, 426–437.
  • GBN Wong, JCW Lim.  Drug Regulation by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority: The Role of the Centre for Drug Evaluation. Drug Information Journal, Vol 37 pp 15(S)-25(S), 2003 0092-8615/2003.
  • JCW Lim, SL Tien, YW Ong.  Main Causes of Pre-Donation Deferral of Prospective Blood Donors in the Singapore Blood Transfusion Service.  Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 1993; 22(3): 326-31.
  • Baird LG, et al. Accelerated access to innovative medicines for patients in need. Nature, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2014 Nov;96(5):559-71. doi: 10.1038/clpt.2014.145. Epub 2014 Jul 9

Adjunct Professor
Tel (65) 6601 1670
Email john.lim@duke-nus.edu.sg


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