Prof Danforn Lim

Specialist GP, Medical Board of Australia 
Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine), Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney 
Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University 
Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board Authorised Medical Professional 
InjuryNet Accredited Pre-Employment Medical Assessor 
United States of America Department of Veteran Affairs VES Accredited Physician Examiner 

Accredited Supervisor for Registrars in General Practice, GP Synergy 
Clinical Teaching Visitor Supervisor for Registrars in General Practice, GP Synergy

PhD(UNSW), DMedSc, EDBA, MBBS(UNSW), BSc(Med), BHltSc(CompMed),
DCH, ClinDipPallMed, GradDipAcup MMed(Repro Hlt & Hum Genetics), MAppSc(Acup), MAppMgt(Health), Cert BSM(Cambridge UK),
Cert WellMD Physician Well-being Director (Stanford Medicine US),
FRACGP, FASLM, FGIA, FIML, Chartered Manager (UK & Aust),


Adjunct Professor Lim graduated from the University of New South Wales and is a medical practitioner, university clinical academician and a well-known media personality in the Chinese community in Sydney NSW. He is one of the very few doctors in the country to hold both registrations as a Registered Medical Practitioner (with Specialist Registration) and Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner in Australia. With knowledge in both Western and Chinese Medicine, Prof Lim keeps an open mind in his clinical practice and aims to deliver the best possible care to his patients. With his exceptional track record of voluntary work in the community, in 2016 and 2018, Prof Lim was recognised and presented by Mr Mark Coure MP for the St George Community Award in the category of Individual Volunteer Achievement Award. In 2016, Prof Lim was also awarded the Business Person of the Year at the Local Business Award. In 2021, Australian Doctors Magazine awarded Prof Lim as one of the four COVID Pandemic Heroes of General Practice for the outstanding work that he has done for the local community during the COVID pandemic.

Academically, Prof Lim has completed 9 degrees, including 3 Bachelor degrees, 3 postgraduate diplomas, 3 Master degrees and 3 Doctorate degrees. He received full scholarship support for his PhD(Medicine) study in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In addition, Prof Lim also has a Doctor of Medical Science research degree and an Executive Doctor of Business Administration degree. He has published more than 85 peer-reviewed medical journal articles in the last few years and was a reviewer/editorial board member (including Editor in chief) for more than 37 different peer-reviewed journals.

Prof Lim served/is currently serving in the following positions:

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney 

  • Adjunct Professor & Advisory Board Member, NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University

  • External Advisory Board Member, NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University

  • Member of Expert Committee (Research), Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Since 2015)

  • Examiner, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2015-18)

  • Member, National Research Awards Committee, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners  (Since 2015)

  • NSW Governor appointed President, Chinese Medicine Council of NSW, NSW Government (2018 - 2021)

  • Advisory Committee Member, Multicultural Health Communication Service, NSW Government (Since 2017)

  • Senior (Professional) Member of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal, NSW Government (2015-16)

  • Governor appointed Council Practitioner Member, NSW Chinese Medicine Council, NSW Government (2012-21)

  • Advisory Committee Member of the NSW Health Professionals Council Authority (2013-15)

  • Chair of Program Advisory Committee in CM, University of Technology Sydney (2013-2021)

  • Conjoint Appointee, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales (2006-2015)

  • Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medicine, Sydney, University of Notre Dame Australia (2008-11)

  • President, Australian Chinese Medical Association (2012-15)(2017-18)

  • Honorary President & Foundation Fellow, Australian Chinese Medical Association (since 2018)

  • Honorary President, Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Society of Australia (since 2017)

  • President, Australasian Council of Chinese Medical Associations (2013-15)

  • GP Supervisor and Clinical Teaching Visitor for GP Registrar, GP Synergy (Since 2015)

  • Surveyor, GPA Accreditation Plus (2016-17)

  • Medical Columnist, Australian Chinese Daily Newspaper Weekly Magazine (Since 2009)

  • Medical Host, Weekly Integrative Medicine Program, TVB Australia TV Channel (2012-16)

  • Medical Presenter, Weekly Medical Program, 2CR Radio (Since 2009)

  • Medical Presenter, Weekly Medical Program, 2AC Radio (Since 2009)

  • Ongoingly invited Medical Presenter, SBS Radio Talk Back Program

In addition to English, Prof Lim also speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Hokkien. 

Consulting Location: Earlwood

Consulting Days: Mon, Wed, Fri 

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