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Kian-Huat Lim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Molecular Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Biliary cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumor

Research Interests

  • Inflammation
  • Innate immunity
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Tumor-stroma interaction
  • KRas
  • TLR


  • 314-362-5740 (tel)
  • 314-362-7086 (fax)
  • Room 502 McDonnell Medical Sciences Building (lab)
  • Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8069
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110


1992-1999 MD, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
2002-2006 PhD, Molecular Cancer Biology Program, Duke University, Durham, NC
Post-graduate Training
1999-2002 Resident, Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2007-2009 Resident, Internal Medicine, Physician-Scientist Training Program, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
2009-2010 Fellow, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2010-2013 Fellow, Medical Oncology Branch, NCI/NIH, Bethesda, MD
Academic Positions
2013-present Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2013-present Member, Siteman Cancer Center
2013-present Member, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Board Certification
2011 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
2013 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Honors & Awards
2002-2004 Molecular Cancer Award, Duke University
2004-2007 Breast Cancer Research Program Predoctoral Award, US Department of Defense
2006 Outstanding Poster and Oral Presentation Award, Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center
2007 Young Investigator Award, Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center
2012 American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award
2013 AACR-Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Scholar-in-Training Award
2014 Siteman Cancer Center Research Development Award
2015 Elsa Pardee Foundation Award
2016 AACR Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Career Development Award
2016 Siteman Cancer Center Pre-RO1 Award
2016 BJHF-ICTS Foundation Award
2016 Concern Foundation Conquer Cancer Now Award
2016 WUSTL SPORE Career Enhancement Award
Professional Societies
2003-present American Association for Cancer Research
2009-present American Society of Clinical Oncology
Editorial Responsibilities
2015-present Journal of Cytology & Molecular Biology
2015-present Guest editor, Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Professional Responsibilities
2015 Review Panel, DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program
2016 Ad Hoc Reviewer, DoD CDMRP
2017 Scientific Review Committee, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - NCI Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research KRAS Fellowships and Travel Scholarship