Philosophy of Care
I collaborate with my patients to find the optimum dosing of medications, balancing efficacy with side effects.
Russell F. Lim's clinical focus is transcultural and community psychiatry, particularly management of anxiety; agitation; depression; and bipolar, posttraumatic stress and psychotic disorders. Lim coordinates the residents' four-year curriculum, which was awarded the American College of Psychiatrist's Award for creativity in psychiatric education. He has presented numerous lectures both locally and nationally on this subject and edited a book, The Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry, 2006. He has authored and coauthored numerous book chapters on cultural issues in psychiatry and education in cultural psychiatry.
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, 1990
M.Ed., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1985
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1984
San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, 1994-1995
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1991-1994
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008
American Association of Community Psychiatrists
American Psychiatric Association
Association for Academic Psychiatry
California Medical Association
California Psychiatric Association
Central California Psychiatric Society
Sierra Valley Medical Society
Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
World Association of Cultural Psychiatrists
Honors and Awards
Ambassador of Diversity, UC Davis Healthcare System, 2010
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2010
Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students, 2010
Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Education, 2009
Teacher of the Year, American Association of Psychiatrists-Region X, 2008
Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education, American College of Psychiatrists, 2007
Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community, UC Davis, 2004
Special Service Excellence Award, Turning Point Community Programs, 2003
Fellow, Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation, 2002
Select Recent Publications
Lim RF, Huang FY, & Kramer EJ. Screening, Assessment, and Engagement. In: Asian American Health: Taking Notice and Taking Action, Bateman WB, Abesamis N, Ho-Asjoe H, eds., Praeger, New York, 311-328, 2009.
Lim RF. Prevalence and Presentation of Psychiatric Illnesses in Asian Americans. In: Asian American Health: Taking Notice and Taking Action, Bateman WB, Abesamis N, Ho-Asjoe H, eds., Praeger, New York, 301-9, 2009.
Lim RF. The Role of Cultural Competence. In: Addressing Mental Health Disparities: Clinical Considerations, Ruiz P, Primm AB, eds., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 236-247, 2009.
Lim RF, Schwartz E, Servis M, Cox PD, Lai A, Hales RE. The chief resident in psychiatry: roles and responsibilities. Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Jan-Feb;33(1):56-9.
Lim RF, Ton H. Depression and Culture: Implications for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients of Diverse Ethnicities. Depression: Mind and Body, 4(2):42-50, 2008.
Lim RF, Lu FG. Culture and Psychiatric Education. Acad Psychiatry, 32:269-271, 2008.
Lim RF, Luo JS, Suo S, Hales RE. Diversity Initiatives in Academic Psychiatry: Applying Cultural Competence. Acad Psychiatry, 32:283-290, 2008.
Lim RF and Bell CC. Cultural competence in violence risk assessment. In: American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management, Edited by: Simon RI, Tardiff K. APPI, Arlington, VA, 35-57, 2008.
Lim RF, Diamond RJ, Chang JB, Primm AB, Lu FG. Using Non-Feature Films to Teach Diversity, Cultural Competence, and the DSM-IV-TR Outline for Cultural Formulation. Acad Psychiatry, 32:291-298, 2008.
Lim RF, Hua LL, Wegelin J, Kramer EJ, Servis ME. Teaching Cultural Competence in the Medical School Pre-Clinical Curriculum. Acad Psychiatry, 32:327-331, 2008.
Lim RF. Conclusions: Applying the DSM-IV-TR Outline for Cultural Formulation. In: Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry, edited by Lim RF. APPI, Arlington, VA, 2006, pp. 237-241.