Dr Penny Lim (MB BS, MRCP, FACD) graduated with Honours in Medicine from the University of Malaya, Malaysia in 1998. As part of her post-graduate training, Dr Lim completed the Internal Medicine Physician Training with the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (United Kingdom) in 2004.
Dr Lim commenced clinical dermatology training in 2005 at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia. In 2007, she obtained a Fellowship Scholarship Award from the Dermatological Society of Singapore for fellowship training at the National Skin Centre, Singapore. In 2009, she received an Endeavour Executive Award from the Australian Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Aging to work at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia (Westmead) and Westmead Hospital. Dr Lim received the Advanced Master of Dermatology from the National University of Malaysia in 2009, and Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2012.
Dr Lim worked as a Dermatopathology Fellow at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia (Darlinghurst) from 2008 to 2010. Under the supervision of Professor Steven Kossard, she completed a further 2-year Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia Fellowship Program in Dermatopathology from 2010 to 2011, and obtained the International Board Certification in Dermatopathology from the European Union of Medical Specialists in 2011. She also passed the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists professional examination in 2010.
Dr Lim then worked as a clinical dermatopathologist at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia from 2013 till 2016. She was also a visiting medical officer at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, from 2014 to 2015. She is currently providing clinical dermatology services at three greater Sydney locations; Specialist Dermatology Services (Castle Hill), Chatswood Dermatology Centre and at the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia (Darlinghurst).
In March 2016, Dr Lim was invited to combine her extensive clinical dermatology commitments with one day per week at Kossard Dermatopathologists, as a Clinical Specialist in Dermatopathology. Under the continuing mentorship of Professor Steven Kossard, she looks forward to leveraging her diagnostic dermatopathology skills with her clinical dermatology acumen in order to deliver the clinically targeted dermatopathology reports characteristic of Kossard Dermatopathologists to her clinical colleagues and their patients.