Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organsPosted on 19/4/12
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from ...) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? In this INKtalk, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places.
About the Speaker
Pioneer liver transplant surgeon
Dr. Susan Lim performed the first successful cadaveric liver transplant for Singapore and Asia in 1990. She is also widely known as the ‘Spirit of the Century’, an Award conferred upon her by the Singapore public in a national contest held to identify the role model for the 21st century.
Winner of numerous international awards and recognitions, Susan is a surgeon, scientist and entrepreneur with a focus on technology platforms in medicine. She pioneered Singapore’s robotic general surgery program using the da Vinci System, and through her startup imobile health, is working in medical apps based on wireless technology. Susan's biotechnology research is on the role of adipose-derived adult stem cells in regenerative medicine and cancer.
After pioneering cadaveric liver transplantation in Asia, I labored through my second pregnancy facing unexpected moral dilemmas. At the center of my stage were patients facing death, either through executions or organ failure.
BOOKS: medical publications in journals
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