Joseph K Lim MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases); Director, Yale Viral Hepatitis Program

Research Interests

Acute and chronic liver diseases; Chronic hepatitis B and C infections; Fatty liver disorders, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); Complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Current Projects

Dr. Lim's current research focuses on the role of medical and surgical weight loss in the management of NAFLD, including a prospective study evaluating the effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) mediated alterations in lipid metabolism and foregut hormones on improvements in hepatic insulin resistance, liver histology, manifestations of the metabolic syndrome, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in morbidly obese patients with NAFLD.

Research Summary

Dr. Lim's primary clinical and research interests are focused on acute and chronic liver diseases, with emphasis on: 1) Chronic hepatitis B and C infections; 2) Fatty liver disorders, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); and 3) Complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension.

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