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Dr Jia Xu Lim

Dr Jia Xu Lim


Associate Consultant

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Neurosurgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Department of Neurosurgery National Neuroscience InstituteNational Neuroscience Institute


​Dr Lim Jia Xu is an Associate Consultant with the Department of Neurosurgery at the National Neuroscience Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and underwent his Neurosurgical Residency training in Singapore.

Outside of the operating room, Dr Lim has a keen interest in research and clinical trials, and in the education of the next generation of doctors.


  • ​Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Associate Consultant, Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute
  • Faculty, Neurosurgery Residency Programme


  • ​SingHealth Publish! Award, 2022
  • Neuroscience Academic Clinical Programme Research Paper – Young Researcher’s Award, 2021
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Awards, 2020
  • Outstanding Resident Award, Residency in SingHealth Excels Awards, 2019
  • Service with a Heart Award, Singhealth Awards, 2018
  • Wong Poi Kwong Award, National University of Singapore, 2012

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • ​Outcomes of decompressive craniectomy for large territory cerebral infarction with and without prior reperfusion: a multicentre retrospective review. JX Lim, SV Vedicherla, KJ Lee, SKS Chan, AJL Tan, NK Primalani, JX Han, L Lee. Acta Neurochir 2023;165:599-604
  • Paediatric ventriculoperitoneal shunt failures: 12-year experience from a Singapore children’s hospital. JX Lim, HP Han, YW Foo, YH Chan, LP Ng, DCT Low, WT Seow, SYY Low. Childs Nerv Syst 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s00381-023-06007-x
  • A retrospective multicentre review of the efficiency of the novel coronavirus emergency operating theatre. JX Lim, SKS Chan, DCY Low. Singapore Med J 2023. DOI: 10.4103/singaporemedj.SMJ-2021-422
  • Fibrofatty filum terminale: long-term outcomes from a Singapore children’s hospital. JX Lim, E Fong, C Goh, LP Ng, K Merchant, DCY Low, WT Seow, SYY Low. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2022;31:197-205
  • Closed intracranial pressure is an objective intraoperative determinant of the adequacy of surgical decompression in traumatic acute subdural haematoma: a multicentre observational study. JX Lim, SJ Liu, TM Cheong, SE Saffari, JX Han, MW Chen. Acta Neurochir 2022;164:2741-2750
  • Intracranial pressure as an objective biomarker of decompression adequacy in large territory infarction: a multicenter observational study. JX Lim, SJ Liu, TM Cheong, SE Saffari, JX Han, MW Chen. Front Surg 2022;9:823899
  • Relevance of presenting risks of frailty, sarcopaenia and osteopaenia to outcomes from aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. JX Lim, YG Lim, A Kumar, TM Cheong, JX Han, MW Chen, D Wen, W Lim, IHB Ng, VYP Ng, RW Kirollos, NCH Keong. BMC Geriatr 2022;22:333
  • Paediatric cerebral arteriovenous malformation: outcomes from a Singapore children’s hospital. JX Lim, TM Cheong, LP Ng, WT Seow, FHZ Chua, RW Kirollos, DCY Low, SYY Low. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2022;31:106283
  • Monomodality versus combined therapy in optic pathway gliomas – 20-year experience from a Singapore children’s hospital, JX Lim, EEK Tan, LP Ng, WT Seow, KTE Chang, RX Wong, WS Looi, DCY Low, SYY Low. Front Surg 2022;9:827675
  • Prevention and treatment of CSF leaks in congenital complex spinal lipoma, JX Lim, SYY Low, LP Ng, WT Seow. Acta Neurochir 2022;164:1157-1160
  • Decompressive surgery in abusive head injury: experience from a Singapore children’s hospital and review of literature. TM Cheong, JX Lim, M Vinchon, LP Ng, DCY Low, WT Seow, SYY Low. Childs Nerv Syst 2022;38:2437-2444
  • Tethered cord secondary to focal nondisjunction of the primary neural tube: experience from a Singapore children’s hospital. YW Foo, JX Lim, NK Primalani, LP Ng, WT Seow, DCY Low, SYY Low. Br J Neurosurg 2022. DOI: 10.1080/02688697.2022.2159931
  • Impact of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging on short-term and long-term outcomes after transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis, JJY Zhang, JX Lim, KS Lee, RW Kirollos, JP Rao. World Neurosurg 2022;167:184-194
  • The pressure differential efflux technique – a novel approach for troubleshooting air-locked external ventricular drainage systems: a technical note and review of literature. AA Kumar, JX Lim, R Bakthavachalam, JR Ker. J Clin Neurosci 2022;95:198-202
  • Saving the exposed deep brain stimulation implant: a comprehensive review of implant review of implant extrusion and reconstructive options. SL Zhang, JX Lim, SM Ho, EC Cheong, GHP lee, KR Wan, WH Ng, CH Pek. Ann Plast Surg 2022;89:e21-e30
  • Endoscopic excision of an aqueductal of Sylvius cavernoma causing obstructive hydrocephalus: technical note. DDL Loh, MW Chen, JX Lim, NCH Keong, RW Kirollos. Br J Neurosurg 2022. DOI: 10.1080/02688697.2021.2024501
  • Decompressive craniectomy for internal carotid artery and middle carotid artery infarctions: a long-term comparative outcome study. JX Lim, SV Vedicherla, SKS Chan, NK Primalani, AJL Tan, SE Saffari, L Lee. Neurosurg Focus 2021;51:E10
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery in alveolar soft part sarcoma brain metastases: case series and literature review. JX Lim, B Karlsson, A Pang, BA Vellayappan, V Nga. J Clin Neurosci 2021;93:227-230
  • Trans-sulcal parafascicular approach to subcortical lesions. JX Lim, SKS Chan, PYK Hwang. J Clin Neurosci 2021;86:45-49

Research Trials

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