Danforn Lim

PhD, EDBA, MBBS, BSc(Med), BHltSc, DCH, ClinDipPallMed, GradDipAcup, M.Med(Repro Health and Hum Genetics), M.AppSc(Acup), M.AppMgt(Health), RCMP(Acup and CHM), FRACGP, FASLM, Chartered FIML, Cert BSM, Chartered Manager, AFRACMA, AFCHSM, FFACMA, FFCMASA, JP
Adjunct Professor, NICM Health Research Institute

Professor Danforn Lim graduated from UNSW with a MBBS and PhD in Medicine. He is a medical practitioner (with general and specialist registrations), registered Chinese medicine practitioner, university clinical academician and a well-known media personality in the Chinese community in Sydney NSW. He founded the Specialist Medical Services Group and is currently the Executive Vice President of the company, which leads and manages several primary and secondary care medical services / centres in Sydney.

Awards and recognition

  • 2018-2021 President, Chinese Medicine Council of NSW, NSW Government
  • 2018-2021 Member of Council Presidents Forum, Health Professionals Council Authority, NSW Government
  • 2018 Australian Small Business Champion Award (Professional Medical Services Category)
  • Since 2018 Honorary President and Foundation Fellow, Australian Chinese Medical Association
  • 2017-2019 Member to the Anatomical and Cytology Working Group, Pathology Clinical Committee, MBS Review Taskforce of the Department of Health, Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2017-2018 Advisory Committee Member, NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  • 2017-2018 Senior (Professional) Member, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • 2017-2018 President, Australian Chinese Medical Association
  • 2016 Business Person of the Year, Local Business Award, Canterbury Region
  • Since 2016 Honorary President, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society of Australia
  • 2015-2021 Expert Committee Member (Research), Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • 2015-2021 National Research Awards Committee Member, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • 2015-2018 OSCE Examiner, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • 2015 Local Business Award (Health Improvement Category), Canterbury Region
  • Since 2014 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney
  • Since 2014 Chair, Program Advisory Committee for the Chinese Medicine courses, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2012-2018 Inaugural Council Member, Chinese Medicine Council of NSW, NSW Government
  • 2012-2015 Advisory Committee Member, NSW Health Professionals Council Authority
  • 2010-2018 Chair, Integrative Medicine Subcommittee, Australian Chinese Medical Association
  • 2009-2018 Expert Reviewer for Prescribed Matters, Health Care Complaint Commission
  • 2012-2015 President, Australian Chinese Medical Association
  • 2013-2015 President, Australasian Council of Chinese Medical Associations
  • Since 2009 Chair, Community Health and Research Subcommittee, Australian Chinese Medical Association
  • Executive Council Member, Perinatal Medicine Specialty Committee, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies
  • Advisory Group Member, Project Transform of Cochrane Australia (a 3-year NHMRC partnership project)
  • Director, World Association of Chinese Doctors


  • Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA), Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Master of Applied Management (Health), University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Chartered Manager, Australia and United Kingdom
  • Chartered Fellow, Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders, Australia
  • Associate Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, Australia
  • Associate Fellow, Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australia
  • Certificate of Business Sustainability Management, Institute of Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.


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