Designation/Title : Professor / Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Department: Pathology
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Education and Training

FAFPM(Hon) Academy of Family Physicians, Malaysia 2012
FASc Academy of Science Malaysia 2005
FAMS Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2011
FAMM Academy of Medicine, Malaysia 2001
FRCPath Royal College of Pathologists, UK 1991
MSc University of London 1978
MBBS University of Malaya 1974


Research interests:

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical education

Research projects/grants:

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Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

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Professional affiliations:

  • Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy, Founding Member and Past President (National)
  • Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Past Master (National)
  • Malaysian Medical Association, Life Member (National)
  • Western Pacific Society for Chemotherapy, Past President (International)


Academic Awards:

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Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2008 -2012)


  • Lim VKE. Medical Education in Malaysia. Medical Teacher 2008; 30:119-23.
  • Lim VKE. Antibiotic Resistance and the Role of Antibiotic Stewardship. Int J Infectious Dis 2009: 13 (Suppl 1) : S13-14.
  • Lim VKE. Occupational Infections. Malaysian J Pathol 2009; 31 : 1-9.
  • NM Lai, S Nalliah, RC Jutti, YY Hla, VKE Lim. The Educational Environment and Selfperceived Clinical Competence of Senior Medical Students in a Malaysian Medical School. Education for Health 2009. 22(2) Article 148. Retrieved 2 September 2009
  • Norazah A, Izayu N R, Mohamed K A G, Azura H, Salbiah N, Mohamad N A, Nurahan M, Lim VKE. Characteristics of community- and hospital-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains carrying SCCmec type IV isolated in Malaysia. J Med Microbiol 2009; 58: 1213- 8.
  • Lim V, Stubbs JW, Nahar N, Amarasena N, Chaudry ZU, Weng SC, Mayosi B, van der Spuy Z, Liang R, Lai KN, Metz G, Fitzgerald GW, Williams B, Douglas N, Donohoe J, Darnchaivijir S, Coker P, Gilmore I. Politicians must heed health effects of climate change (Letter to the Editor)  BMJ. 2009 Sep 15;339:b3672
  • Lim VKE. Leptospirosis: a re-emerging infection. Malaysian J Pathol 2011; 33:1-5.
  • Lim VKE. The Process of Medical Curriculum Development in Malaysia. International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare 2012; 2(1): 33-39
  • Lim VKE Antibiotic stewardship. IeJSME 2012; 6 (Suppl 1) : S75-9
  • Lim VKE Emerging and Re-emerging Infections. IeJSME 2013; 7 (Suppl1) : S51-6
  • Lim V Changing trends in informed consent. IeJSME 2014; 8 (1) : 3 – 7.
  • Gould IM, Wang GQ, Wu JJ, Lim VKE, Hutchinson J, Walsh T, Turnidge J. MDRO Beijing Consensus Meeting Report: Global burden of multidrug-resistant organisms current antimicrobial resistance problems in Asia Pacific. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 2014;2:7-9.
  • Lim V Enhancing microbiology diagnostics in the Asia Pacific – a perspective from Malaysia. Malaysian J Pathol 2014; 36 (Suppl A) : 11.






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