Assoc Prof Han Lim

Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist

MBBS (University of Melbourne), PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FHRS

Han obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Melbourne and completed his Cardiology training at the Austin Hospital, before undertaking subspecialty training in the area of cardiac electrophysiology and device implantations. He is a recipient of the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Medical Postgraduate Scholarship for his PhD in the area of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Han is the first Australian Cardiologist to be awarded the Parmley Prize from the American College of Cardiology in 2012. He is also a Finalist in the American Heart Association Samuel Levine Young Investigator Award in 2014 and a recipient of the NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Early Career Fellowship.

For his overseas advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellowship, Han trained with Professor Michel Haissaguerre in Bordeaux, France, who pioneered the technique of catheter ablation for AF. Han has extensive experience in the area of catheter ablation for complex arrhythmias, including the latest ablation techniques for AF,supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia, as well as pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantations. He has authored and co-authored 6 book chapters and >70 peer-reviewed journal publications in the area of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiology in major cardiology journals such as the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Circulation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology and Heart Rhythm. His research areas are catheter ablation for AF, stroke prevention in AF and sudden cardiac death.

Han holds public appointments at Austin Hospital and Northern Hospital.

Qualifications: MBBS (University of Melbourne), PhD, FRACP, FCSANZ, FHRS

Postgraduate Advanced Electrophysiology Fellowship: Bordeaux, France

Public Hospitals: Austin Health, Northern Health

Private Hospitals: Epworth Eastern, Epworth Richmond and Warringal Private Hospital

Languages: Han is fluent in several languages other than English: Chinese (Mandarin,

verbal and written), Fujian, Cantonese, and Malay/Bahasa Indonesia.

Special InterestAtrial Fibrillation (AF), Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT), Ventricular

Tachycardia (VT), Catheter Ablation for Arrhythmias, Pacing and Devices.