Dr Boon Lim | Top Private Cardiologist in London | Medstars
Dr Boon Lim Consultant Cardiologist

DR BOON LIM

MA, MB BChir, PhD, FRCP

Consultant Cardiologist

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Hammersmith

MEDSTARS SAYS

Dr Boon Lim is a UK leader in the cardiological treatment of syncope (blackouts or fainting) and the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). Working in private medicine and in the NHS, he is a passionate advocate in using "state of the art technology" to ensure his patients receive the best care.

"Daily, I am filled with a deep gratitude to be able to engage with wonderful colleagues, patients and my family. I believe that excellent care starts with the patient’s clear understanding of illness empowering change for the better."

Expertise

  • General Cardiology

  • Syncope - Fainting or Blackout

  • Ablation Treatment for Arrhythmias

  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Insertion

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology

Interests

  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

  • Ventricular Tachycardia

  • Sleep Apnoea

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 4767042

  • Consultant Cardiologist

  • Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

  • London

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EDUCATION

University of Cambridge MB BChir 2000

Imperial College London PhD 2010

LANGUAGES

English, Malay


I am one of London's leading cardiologists and electrophysiologists, voted Top Doctor of the year in the UK by peers in 2017 and 2018. I specialise in heart rhythm disturbances, pacing and syncope. I have trained at some of the UK's top medical schools and teaching hospitals. I obtained a double first class honours degree from Cambridge University, before completing my medical rotations in the Oxford Deanery and North West London Deanerys, which allowed me to train in top London teaching centres of excellence at St Mary's Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and the Heart Hospital. In 2010, I successfully completed my PhD studying the role of the autonomic nervous system in Atrial Fibrillation at Imperial College London, where I focussed on developing novel techniques to understand and treat atrial fibrillation. I was awarded the President's Medal at the Royal Society of Medicine for my research on the role of the autonomic nervous system in heart rhythm disturbances. I am considered one of the UK's lead experts on syncope and I'm the clinical lead for the Imperial Syncope Diagnostic Service based at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. I am the British Cardiovascular Society reviewer for the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on syncope. I am also an experienced cardiac electrophysiologist. I specialise in heart arrhythmias - especially the treatment of complex or recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF). I have performed and supervised over 3200 electrophysiology and ablation procedures. I also treat patients with other arrhythmias, including ventricular ectopy and ventricular tachycardias, supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs). I have performed over 1000 pacemaker and complex device implantations, including defibrillators. I am a keen innovator and adopter of new technology to treat patients and train future cardiologists. I supervise several PhD students and have presented over 80 peer-reviewed publications and over 400 abstracts at both national and international conferences. I have a particular interest in improving the mapping and ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as developing novel strategies to treat vasovagal syncope to improve the quality of life of patients who have recurrent blackouts. To find out more about me, please visit : www.drboonlim.co.uk

  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • BUPA Fee Assured
    BUPA Fee Assured
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • BUPA
    BUPA
  • Royal College of Physicians

  • Royal Society of Medicine

  • Heart Rhythm Society

  • Medical Advisory Committee for Arrhythmia Alliance

  • Medical Advisory Committee for STARS (Syncope Trust and Reflex Anoxic Seizures Society)

Sorry, there are no locations for this practitioner

Expertise

  • General Cardiology

  • Syncope - Fainting or Blackout

  • Ablation Treatment for Arrhythmias

  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Insertion

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology

Interests

  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

  • Ventricular Tachycardia

  • Sleep Apnoea

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 4767042

  • Consultant Cardiologist

  • Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

  • London

ABOUT
EDUCATION

University of Cambridge MB BChir 2000

Imperial College London PhD 2010

LANGUAGES

English, Malay


I am one of London's leading cardiologists and electrophysiologists, voted Top Doctor of the year in the UK by peers in 2017 and 2018. I specialise in heart rhythm disturbances, pacing and syncope. I have trained at some of the UK's top medical schools and teaching hospitals. I obtained a double first class honours degree from Cambridge University, before completing my medical rotations in the Oxford Deanery and North West London Deanerys, which allowed me to train in top London teaching centres of excellence at St Mary's Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and the Heart Hospital. In 2010, I successfully completed my PhD studying the role of the autonomic nervous system in Atrial Fibrillation at Imperial College London, where I focussed on developing novel techniques to understand and treat atrial fibrillation. I was awarded the President's Medal at the Royal Society of Medicine for my research on the role of the autonomic nervous system in heart rhythm disturbances. I am considered one of the UK's lead experts on syncope and I'm the clinical lead for the Imperial Syncope Diagnostic Service based at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. I am the British Cardiovascular Society reviewer for the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on syncope. I am also an experienced cardiac electrophysiologist. I specialise in heart arrhythmias - especially the treatment of complex or recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF). I have performed and supervised over 3200 electrophysiology and ablation procedures. I also treat patients with other arrhythmias, including ventricular ectopy and ventricular tachycardias, supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs). I have performed over 1000 pacemaker and complex device implantations, including defibrillators. I am a keen innovator and adopter of new technology to treat patients and train future cardiologists. I supervise several PhD students and have presented over 80 peer-reviewed publications and over 400 abstracts at both national and international conferences. I have a particular interest in improving the mapping and ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as developing novel strategies to treat vasovagal syncope to improve the quality of life of patients who have recurrent blackouts. To find out more about me, please visit : www.drboonlim.co.uk

INSURERS
  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • BUPA Fee Assured
    BUPA Fee Assured
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
    AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • BUPA
    BUPA
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

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