Dr. Loh Yee Jim is a senior consultant adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon currently in private practice at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre. He championed the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) closure of atrial septal defects and is adept in aortic sparing root replacement procedures.
He is the former head of KK Women’s and Children’s division of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery and served as an adjunct assistant professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and clinical instructor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore with an MBBS in 2000 and Master of Medicine in Surgery in 2004. Following the completion of his postgraduate training at various hospitals in Singapore, including Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, and the National Heart Centre, he was conferred Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) in 2009. He then went to the United States to specialise in paediatric cardiac surgery and was a clinical and chief fellow at the Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. Upon his return to Singapore, he joined KK Women’s and Children’s division of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery before establishing his private practice at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre in 2018.
Paediatric & Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery['General surgery', 'Cardiothoracic surgery'] in SingaporeView full profile
Paediatric & Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery (PACTS) at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre specialises in the treatment and management of all types of heart conditions, including ischaemic and valvular heart disease, heart failure, thoracic aortic disease, and cardiac rhythm disorders and tumours. It also provides medical and surgical services for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of benign and malignant lung disease, chest wall deformities, pneumothorax, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and mediastinal masses. The clinic is helmed by Dr. Loh Yee Jim, a cardiothoracic surgeon with more than 10 years of specialist practice experience. He completed his medical degree in 2000 and training in cardiothoracic surgery in 2004. He was conferred Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) in 2009. In 2010, he pursued his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School where he was subsequently appointed as chief resident of the programme. Upon his return to Singapore, he joined KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and served as a visiting consultant to Singapore National Heart Centre before establishing his private practice.