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Dr Lim Foong Yen is currently the Surgical Director of Cincinnati Fetal Center (CFC) and Professor of Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, USA. He graduated with Doctor of Medicine from Medical University of South Carolina in 1997 and spent nine additional years of surgical and research training after graduation to become a Pediatric and Fetal Surgeon.

Foong Yen played an instrumental role in developing one of the world’s preeminent fetal centers and led CFC to have one of the top comprehensive fetal surgery programs in the world. He is the first Malaysian to perform advanced fetal surgery and one of the few pediatric surgeons who performs a large number of minimally invasive and open fetal surgeries (on unborn babies while they are still in the womb). He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters, garnered an impressive list of notable accolades including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, three-times Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors and four-times Cincinnati Top Doctors.

Foong Yen is determined to advance the field of pediatric and fetal surgery globally. He strives to develop a sustainable fetal surgery program that can continue to positively impact the community locally, nationally and globally through collaborations at all levels in developing the world’s preeminent fetal center. He provides clinical care to thousands of patients yearly, not just locally but globally. His works have achieved multiple breakthroughs in fetal interventions to move the field forward and improve outcomes of patients worldwide. Besides his intensive clinical practice, he is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker at international conferences. In addition, he is actively involved in organizing educational and outreach programs nationally and globally to guide and inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams, cultivate a culture of innovation and research, share his knowledge and experiences to bring positive impact to patients around the world.

PCGS has a very special place in my heart. The school motto “Decorum, Honesty, Diligence, Simplicity” has influenced me significantly. These values were instilled in me early on, and they have grown deep roots in my way of living until today. I am deeply grateful to all my teachers at PCGS who played a major role in my growth and my success today. Their encouragement and guidance helped me develop successful ways of resolving conflicts, build my self-confidence, and to perform better in all aspects in life.