Dr Boon Lim

Dr Boon Lim - Clinical Director in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ACT

Dr Boon Lim

Clinical Director in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ACT

State or Territory:

  • Australian Capital Territory

Primary position including institution/organisation:

  • Clinical Director in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Canberra Health Services
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Australian National University

About Boon Lim:

  • Boon Lim trained in O&G in Scotland, and upon completion, he held consultant positions in New Zealand, Scotland, England and Tasmania before moving to Canberra. He has held senior clinical academic positions with the Universities of Auckland, Aberdeen, Cambridge, Tasmania and currently ANU.
  • His senior leadership positions include being the Lead Obstetrician for the Strategic Health Authority for East of England, Board of Directors of Women’s Healthcare Australasia, Councillor for RANZCOG, Chair of the RANZCOG Continuing Professional Committee, Co-Chair of the ACT Maternity Advisory Network, ACT Clinical Council and member of the ACT Clinical Leadership Forum.
  • He has a keen interest in training and Education and is on the Board of Examiners of RANZCOG.
  • Boon’s research interest is varied, mainly in the areas of high risk obstetrics, anaemia in pregnancy and preterm labour. He has published widely with more than 50 publications in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and a textbook in O&G.
  • He carries out peer reviews for several journals and is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Why does preventing early birth matter to you? 

  • Babies born preterm not only have short term medical problems with prolonged hospital stays but can have long term developmental and health problems and are at risk of dying early. These could have profound effects on their families. It is vital that we try to reduce the incidence of preterm births.
  • Whilst some preterm births cannot be prevented, simple measures such as smoking cessation or leading a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce the preterm birth rates. For this very reason, Boon Lim has been instrumental in setting up the Preterm Birth Prevention Clinic, which serves the ACT and southern NSW.
  • The is part of the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance initiative. The inception of this service has been made possible by the generous donation from the Liangis family in Canberra.
  • BBus (Marketing&Accounting), 2005
The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance is working to safely lower the rate of early birth across Australia.