After gaining both an MRCP (UK) and a Masters in Internal Medicine in Singapore, Dr Vivien Lim Chin Chin embarked on endocrinology training in Singapore and was accredited as a Specialist in Endocrinology in 2008.
After she completed her training, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan Scholarship by the Ministry of Health to gain wider experience in complex cases of endocrinology in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. While she was there, she also obtained certification as a clinical densitometrist with the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
Dr Lim specialised in general endocrinology, diabetes, bone and calcium clinics, and adrenal/pituitary clinics, in addition to providing thyroid and fine needle aspiration cytology services. Conditions she treats include adrenal diseases, calcium and vitamin D disorders, diabetes and its complications, female hormonal diseases, growth hormone disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, male hormonal diseases, including low testosterone, osteoporosis, pituitary diseases, thyroid disorders, and obesity and weight management issues.
Dr Lim was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2014, honouring healthcare workers who are inspirational role models exemplifying the values of courage, extraordinary dedication, selflessness, steadfastness in ethics, compassion and humanity.
Dr Lim was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. She has also been elected to and currently holds the position of Vice-President of the Endocrine Metabolic Society of Singapore and executive committee member of the Osteoporosis Society of Singapore.