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Joseph Lim, MD

Professor of Medicine; Director, Clinical Hepatology, Digestive Diseases; Vice-Chief of Hepatology, Section of Digestive Diseases, Digestive Diseases; Director, Yale Viral Hepatitis Program

Contact Information

Joseph Lim, MD

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Department of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), P.O. Box 208019

    New Haven, CT 06520-8019

    United States

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.


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


Selected Publications

Clinical Trials