Kenneth I. Lim


Kenneth I. Lim

M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Division Head

Clinical Professor

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Portrait photo of Kenneth I. Lim

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

BC Women's Hospital

other: 6048752665



Dr. Lim is an obstetrician and gynecologist, sub-specializing in the area of maternal fetal medicine.  He has been a member of the medical staff at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) since 1997. Born and raised in Vancouver, he completed his fellowship in MFM and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UBC following a year as a rural and urban general practitioner in Ontario.  He has served as Medical Director for the BCW Diagnostic and Ambulatory Program since 2008 and participated on a number of committees for both BCW and for the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Dr. Lim is a Clinical Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has a significant portfolio of research grants, publications and teaching accomplishments. He is also author or co-author on a number of clinical guidelines at the provincial and national level and currently holds several research grants (BCCH Foundation and  CIHR) as an investigator or co-investigator. His primary research interests include prenatal diagnosis, obstetrical ultrasound and fetal physiology.

He has taken a large number of Physician Management Institute courses as well as completing Lean Leader training through the PHSA. He achieved designation as a Canadian Certified Physician Executive through the Canadian Medical Association this past January. He has been a  member of the SOGC Diagnostic and Imaging Committee for six years and its chairperson since 2012.


Research Interests/Skills



Lisonkova S, Dahlgren L, Synnes A, Lim K:  Response to letter to Editor “Maternal and perinatal morbidities among women in rural versus urban areas: a residence-based approach.” (CMAJ Oct 2016)

Joseph KS, Lee L, Lim K, Kramer M, Davies C, Williams K et al: Rationale and recommendations for improving 1 definitions, registration requirements and procedures related to fetal death and stillbirth. (BJOG Sept 2016)

Potts J, Lisonkova S, Murphy D, Lim K:  Invited Commentary on Invited commentary on “Association Between MRI Exposure During Pregnancy and Fetal and Childhood Outcomes.”    Pediatrics (Sept 2016)

Lim K, Butt K, Naud K, et al:  Technical update on amniotic fluid physiology and measurement.(SOGC Guideline) (Accepted Aug 2016)

Morin V, Cargill Y, Lim K, et al:  Ultrasound Evaluation of First Trimester Complications of Pregnancy (SOGC Guideline Accepted May 2016)

Liu S, Kramer M, Van Den Hoff M, Lim K, Joseph KS et al: Effect of folic acid food fortification in Canada on congenital heart disease Circulation.Aug  2016;134:647–655 

Jahanfar S, Lim K:  Adverse maternal outcomes and birth weight discordance in twin gestation Journal: International Journal of Women’s Health Submission ID: 115515 (Accepted Aug 2016)

Jahanfar S, Lim K: Stillbirth associated with birth weight discordance in twin gestations.   Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (Accepted July 2016)






2014/7 – 2019/6 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


Co-investigator: Sayrin Lalji

Principal Applicant: Peter Von Dadelszen


BCCH Research Foundation
Perinatal Research Fund [42,000 total]
PI: K. Lim Co:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Early childhood behaviour: Relations to early brain structure/function and maternal mood.
PI: T. Oberlander Co: K. Lim et al


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