Dr Karen Lim is a General Paediatrician with special interest in newborn medicine and behavioural & developmental paediatrics such as Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr Lim’s interest in Paediatrics started when she was a medical student at The Wesley Hospital. She is very pleased to return to The Wesley Hospital as a consultant Paediatrician.
Dr Lim has a first-class honours degree in Microbiology from The University of Queensland. She was awarded Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2012 from Bond University and received her Fellowship in General Paediatrics from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2020.
Dr Lim undertook her neonatology training at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital caring for unwell, premature babies, and babies with surgical and cardiac abnormalities. She completed her paediatrics training at Queensland Children Hospital (QCH) and Ipswich Hospital. Dr Lim also spent six months working at Mount Isa Hospital where she cared for indigenous children and provided outreach paediatrics care to rural and remote population. Throughout her training, Dr Lim has experience in neonatal and paediatrics intensive care (NICU and PICU) for babies and older children. She has also worked in child protection department at both QCH and Ipswich hospital where she worked with vulnerable children with development and behaviour concerns. She is also a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatrics Society of Australasia.
Dr Lim is bilingual in English and Mandarin. She enjoys working with families from various cultural and linguistic background.