Dr Pitt Lim
Secretary: Gale Banton
Secretary email: Gale.Banton2@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Secretary telephone: 0208 725 3556
Dr Lim is a consultant cardiologist at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His clinical interests are in interventional cardiology, coronary catherisation, angioplasty, stenting, primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), complex PCI in high risk patients, mitral valve disease and percutaneous mitral valve repair as well as expertise in radial approach interventional cardiology.
Dr Lim completed his MBBS at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School in 1990. He then undertook higher specialist training cardiovascular medicine at Ninewell University Hospital and Medical School, Dundee from 1994 to 2000. During this period he completed his MD in hypertensive heart disease and contributed to the development of the "Dundee Step Test" and 20 peer reviewed publications.
After obtaining dual CCST in general (internal) medicine as well as clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, he was appointed British Heart Foundation clinical lecturer in cardiology at the Wales Heart Research Institute, University of Wales College of Medicine from 2000 to 2003. In this post Dr Lim completed his training and obtained a further CCST in general cardiology.
Dr Lim increased his breadth of experience by completing a six month clinical fellowship in cardiology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Adelaide, Australia in 2002 to 2003, followed by a further two year clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto from 2003 to 2005.
Dr Lim was appointed as consultant in cardiology at St George's Hospital in 2005. Since taking up his post at St George's he has introduced radial approach coronary interventions to the Trust and is currently the clinical lead for cardiac intervention.
He has a major interest in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in acute myocardial infraction and he has obtained a prestigious grant as co-applicant from the Medical Research Council for a multicentre, randomised clinical trial to assess the effect of nitrate treatment in PPCI in reducing infarct size (the NIAMI trial).
Dr Lim has over 50 publications in cardiovascular medicine and continues to keep an active role in academic cardiology.
- Member: Royal College of Physicians
- Member: British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
- British Heart Foundation Clinical Lecturship
- MRC grant for multicentre NIAMI clinical trial
- MD in hypertensive heart disease