Richard Lim Boon LeongMBBS, MRCP(UK)
Richard Lim is a consultant palliative medicine physician and the head of the Palliative Care Unit at Selayang Hospital, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He is currently the national adviser for palliative medicine in the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, and also the current chairman of the Malaysian Hospice Council. Dr Lim has led several committees for the development of the cancer pain clinical practice guidelines in Malaysia as well as the advanced diploma in palliative care programme under the Ministry of Health.
His main interests include education in cancer pain management, end-of-life care and communication. His current focus is on the development of palliative care services throughout Malaysia. Dr Lim graduated from University Malaya in 1996, after which he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK. He subsequently trained in the medical sub specialty of palliative medicine at the Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine, Australia, in 2006.