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Daniel Lim

Daniel Lim M.D., PhD

Chief, Neurosurgery Section

VA San Francisco health care

Dr. Lim began his career with VA in 2008 and is currently the Chief of Neurosurgery at San Francisco VA Health Care System.

In addition, he is a neurosurgeon and principal investigator of a neural stem cell research laboratory at UCSF. As the Director of Restorative Neurosurgery, he leads a multidisciplinary team in the development of devices that solve critical bottlenecks to the translation of basic science research into clinical cures for diseases of the brain. Most recently, he and his team invented a novel device that solves common but critical problems with the neurosurgical delivery of therapeutics. Dr. Lim serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Accurexa, Inc. In 2009, he received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and was selected to be a Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 

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