Joseph Lim, MD

Professor of Medicine; 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

Internal Medicine: Digestive Diseases | Liver Center

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (DAHRS)

Office of Cooperative Research

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

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

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

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Digestive DiseasesYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8056

Yale Viral Hepatitis Program