Joseph K Lim, MD

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

Research Interests

Delivery of Health Care; Hepatitis D; Fatty Liver; Health Services Research; Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Carcinoma, Hepatocellular; Liver Cirrhosis; Liver Neoplasms; Quality of Health Care; Clinical Trial

Public Health Interests


Research Organizations

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS


Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases

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.

Extensive Research Description

I would be pleased to work with trainees and scientists who are interested in studying health outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease, with particular attention to chronic hepatitis B and C infections, fatty liver disease, liver cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension, and hepatocellular carcinoma. I am an investigator in several national or international multicenter cohort studies evaluating health outcomes focused on hepatitis B and hepatitis C therapy, and a VA cohort study evaluating liver disease outcomes in patients with or without HIV coinfection.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Joseph K Lim, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Digestive DiseasesTemple Medical Center
40 Temple Street, Ste Suite 1A

New Haven, CT 06510
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VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemVA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Wing West Haven Campus

West Haven, CT 06516
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Yale Digestive DiseasesYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056

Yale Viral Hepatitis Program