Trevor Lim, M.D., chose his specialty in radiation oncology because it gives him the chance to eradicate cancer with pinpoint precision and minimal side effects for his patients. Helping people with cancer live longer, healthier lives in this way drives his work as a physician.
Dr. Lim went to medical school at Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons, then completed his residency in internal medicine at the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. This was followed by a fellowship in hematology-oncology at UCLA Medical Center and a residency in radiation oncology at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute. With the unique combination of board certifications in radiation oncology and medical oncology, Dr. Lim maintains a mastery of the latest advances in disparate fields of cancer care.
A Southern California local, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2020 with the rank of lieutenant colonel after a distinguished 22-year career, during which he ascended to become chief of radiation oncology at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. The Air Force has recognized him with its Commendation Medal and two Meritorious Service Awards. In 2010, Dr. Lim deployed to Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
1998, Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York
1994, Bachelor of Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
2007, Fellowship, Hematology Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
2016, Residency, Radiation Oncology, Emory Medical School, Atlanta, Georgia
2002, Residency, Internal Medicine, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, Fairfield, California
2022-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope, California
2020-2022, Radiation Oncologist, GenesisCare/Landmark Cancer Center, San Antonio, Texas
2018-2020, Chief, Radiation Oncology Service, San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Ft Sam Houston, Texas
2018-2020, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland
2017-2018, Deputy Chief, Radiation Oncology Service San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Ft Sam Houston, Texas
2010-2012, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine Las Vegas, Nevada
2007-2012, Medicine Subspecialties Element Chief/Chief, Hematology-Oncology Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis AFB, Nevada
2002-2004, Medical Service Chief/Internal Medicine Staff Physician, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital, Nellis AFB, Nevada
Awards & Memberships
2016-2020, USAF Meritorious Service Award (first oak leaf cluster)
2015-2016, Chief Resident
2015-2016, Dr. Andrew W. Pippas Resident in Radiation Oncology
2007-2012, USAF Meritorious Service Award
2005-2006, UCLA Fellows Teaching Award Nominee
2004-2005, UCLA Fellows Teaching Award Nominee
2002-2004, USAF Commendation Medal
1998, Admiral David Willard Lyon Award
1990-1994, Association Council Presidential Achievement Award
1990-1994, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honor Society, University Students
2012-present, Member, American Society of Radiation Oncology
2012-2016, Member, American College of Radiology
2012-2016, Member, American Brachytherapy Society
2004-2016, Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Ratings & Reviews
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