Sam Lim (Rheumatology) awarded Distinguished Service Award

Sam Lim, MD, MPH
Sam Lim, MD, MPH

Joan Von Feldt, MD, MSEd (ACR Board President); Sam Lim, MD, MPH; William St. Clair, MD (outgoing ACR President)

Sam Lim, MD, MPH was awarded the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Distinguished Service Award at the November scientific conference.

The Distinguished Service Award is awarded to an ACR member for outstanding and sustained service to the ACR. The awardees win a one-time $3,000 cash award.



More about Dr. Lim

Dr. Lim received his undergraduate education at Duke University with a B.A. in Chemistry and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Brooklyn. He did his internal medicine training and rheumatology fellowship at Emory and remained on as faculty since 2002. He also has a MPH in epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory. He spends the majority of his clinical, research, and teaching time at Grady Memorial Hospital, an indigent care hospital that serves as Emory’s main teaching hospital. His main interest is outcomes and epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus. He is the PI of several grants, the largest of which is the CDC-funded Georgia Lupus Registry. This population-based registry will more accurately determine the prevalence and incidence of lupus in Atlanta. He is the director and primary clinician of the Grady Lupus Clinic, where over 400 patients are treated. He is the Center Director for the Emory site in the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium and is involved in several lupus clinical trials. Dr. Lim is also the recipient of the American College of Rheumatology’s Clinical Investigator Fellowship Award. Read more about Dr. Lim.

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Emory Department of Medicine
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