James Lim M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Surgical oncologist

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (35 Ratings, 6 Comments)


  • Cancer

Special focus on

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


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

    • General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, 2015
  • Fellowship:

    • Endocrine Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, 2016
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery


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 sees patients at the OHSU Thyroid and Parathyroid Center. Dr. Lim has advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and neuroendocrine tumors. 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.

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Memberships and associations

  • American College of Surgeons

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (35 Ratings, 6 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.9
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.9
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.9
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.9
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.9
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.9

Patient Comments

  • May 22, 2018

    I can go on & on about how satisfied I have been but only words to describe him and let him know how I feel is, he's my guardian angel.

  • Apr 23, 2018

    dr. Lim has been very supportive since our very first visit.

  • Nov 27, 2017

    Doctor Lim has been amazing - helping me with personal attention during my surgical aftercare and subsequent infection treatment. His staff was very helpful and compassionate, and treated my concerns with urgency due to the nature of my infection. A+++

  • Aug 25, 2017

    I had the best experience I have had in years with medical providers during my visit with Dr. Lim. He was recommended to me from a family friend and I couldn't have been more pleased with the care and time he gave me. I would highly recommend him to any individuals in the future who are in a similar situation as myself. I am looking forward to all follow-up care provided by Dr. Lim.

  • Aug 14, 2017

    I really appreciate Dr. Lim's thoroughness in talking with me and my husband about what is needed to be done, why and the results. Thank you Dr. Lim!

  • Jul 31, 2017

    I thought that Dr. Lim was fantastic both as a surgeon and as a person. He answered all my questions that he knew the answer to and said he didn't know but told me which of my other providers could answer some of my other questions better.Pre-op he called a couple times to see how I was doing and asked if I had any questions or concerns about my upcoming surgery.He never seemed rushed and I felt he was trying to make the best of what to me was a scary situation .I felt confident that he would do a great job with the surgery and I trusted him - I felt that no matter what the outcome was going to be that he had done his best to help me because he cared.

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