Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD

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Dr. Henry W. Lim is the former Clarence S. Livingood chair and chairman of the Department of Dermatology (1997-2017), Henry Ford Health, Detroit, Michigan, USA. He received his M.D. (cum laude) from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, New York, USA, and completed his dermatology residency at New York University School of Medicine.  

Dr. Lim has served as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Board of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association, American Society for Photobiology, and International Union of Photobiology. In 2019, he was elected as a Board member of the International League of Dermatological Societies, and its president starting in July 2023.  He has received 14 presidential citations from the AAD, and in 2020, he was awarded an Honorary Membership of the AAD. He has been recognized with the Fred W. Whitehouse, MD, Distinguish Career Award of the Henry Ford Medical Group, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology International Scientific Achievement Award, International League of Dermatological Societies Certificate of Appreciation for International Leadership, Finsen Medal from the International Union of Photobiology, and Alumni Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to American Medicine, College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate. Dr. Lim is honorary member of the following international dermatological societies: Austria, France, the Philippines, China, the Baltics, Spain, Taiwan, and Peru. 

He has published more than 570 articles, edited 11 textbooks, and served on editorial boards of several journals. Based on publications from 2013-2023, expertscape.com cited Dr. Lim as the world top-rated sunscreen expert (https://expertscape.com/ex/). He was listed as a top 20 authors in dermatology from 2010-2019 with more than 2,500 citations (Szeto, MD, et al, J Am Acad Dermatol Dec 2021; 85:1573-1579), and as 2022 Newsweek Top 50 best medical dermatologists in the US https://www.newsweek.com/rankings/americas-best-medical-dermatologists-2022. He has over 26,000 citations in Google Scholar.

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