Kelvin O. Lim, MD - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Kelvin O. Lim, MD

Dr. Kelvin Lim

Site Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Researcher, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

Core Faculty Member, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota

Core Faculty Member, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota

Professor of Psychiatry, Drs. TJ and Ella M. Arneson Endowed Chair, University of Minnesota

Telephone: 612-626-6772


  • BA, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • PhD, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Internship and Residency in Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • Fellow in Neuropsychiatric Imaging Laboratory of Physiological and Structural Brain Imaging, VA Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Research Interests

  • Brain white matter abnormalities
  • Novel magnetic resonance neuroimaging method

Selected Publications

  • Lim KO, Wozniak JR, Mueller BA, Franc DT, Specker SM, Rodriguez CP, Silverman AB, Rotrosen JP. Brain macrostructural and microstructural abnormalities in cocaine dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Jan 1;92(1-3):164-72.
  • White T, Cullen K, Rohrer LM, Karatekin C, Luciana M, Schmidt M, Hongwanishkul D, Kumra S, Charles Schulz S, Lim KO. Limbic Structures and Networks in Children and Adolescents With Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2008 Jan;34(1):18-29.
  • Muetzel RL, Collins PF, Mueller BA, M Schissel A, Lim KO, Luciana M. The development of corpus callosum microstructure and associations with bimanual task performance in healthy adolescents. Neuroimage. 2007 Oct 25.
  • Posse S, Otazo R, Caprihan A, Bustillo J, Chen H, Henry PG, Marjanska M, Gasparovic C, Zuo C, Magnotta V, Mueller B, Mullins P, Renshaw P, Ugurbil K, Lim KO, Alger JR. Proton echo-planar spectroscopic imaging of J-coupled resonances in human brain at 3 and 4 Telsa. Magn Reson Med. 2007 Aug;58(2):236-44.
  • Friedman L, Stern H, Brown GG, Mathalon DH, Turner J, Glover GH, Gollub RL, Lauriello J, Lim KO, Cannon T, Greve DN, Bockholt HJ, Belger A, Mueller B, Doty MJ, He J, Wells W, Smyth P, Pieper S, Kim S, Kubicki M, Vangel, M, Potkin SG. Test-retest and between-site reliability in a multicenter fMRI study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2007 Jul 17.
  • Lim KO. Connections in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Jul;164(7):995-8.
  • Szeszko PR, Robinson DG, Ashtari M, Vogel J, Betensky J, Sevy S, Ardekani BA, Lencz T, Malhotra AK, McCormack J, Miller R, Lim KO, Gunduz-Bruce H, Kane JM, Bilder RN. Clinical and Neuropsychological Correlates of White Matter Abnormalities in Recent Onset Schizophrenia. neuropsychopharmacology. 2007 Jun 20.
  • Wozniak JR, Krach L, Ward E, Mueller BA, Muetzel R, Schnoebelen S, Kiragu A, Lim KO. Neurocognitive and neuroimaging correlates of pediatric traumatic brain injury: a diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2007 Jun;22(5):555-68.
  • Murphy CF, Gunning-Dixon FM, Hoptman MJ, Lim KO, Ardekani B, Shields JK, Hrabe J, Kanellopoulos D, Shanmugham BR, Alexopoulos GS. White-matter integrity predicts stroop performance in patients with geriatric depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Apr 15;61(8):1007-10.
  • Leitman DI, Hoptman MJ, Foxe JJ, Saccente E, Wylie GR, Nierenberg J, Jalbrzjkowski M, Lim KO, Javitt DC. The neural substrates of impaired prosodic detection in schizophrenia and its sensorial antecedents. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Mar;164(3):474-82.
  • White T, Kendi AT, Lehericy S, Kendi M, Karatekin C, Guimaraes A, Davenport N, Schulz SC, Lim KO. disruption of hippocampal connectivity in children and adolescents with schizophrenia--avoxel-based diffusion tensor imaging study. Schizophr Res. 2007 Feb;90(1-3):302-7.