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James Lim, M.D., FACS

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  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine


  • Cancer

Special focus

  • Adrenal Gland Nodules
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Lim is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon specializing in thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and neuroendocrine diseases. He joined OHSU and the Division of Surgical Oncology in 2016; he also is a part of the OHSU Thyroid and Parathyroid Center team. Dr. Lim has advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands (including both transabdominal and retroperitoneal adrenal approaches). He is also proficient in neck ultrasound and fine needle aspiration thyroid biopsies. Dr. Lim is adept at working with patients and their families to provide a multidisciplinary approach to their disease and treatment plan.

His research interests are in the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases and clinical outcomes. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the great Oregon outdoors.

Education and training

    • M.D., 2009, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2009-2015
  • Fellowship

    • Thoracic Surgery Research, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2012-2013
    • Endocrine Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2015-2016
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 2015
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (288 Ratings, 137 Reviews)

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