AACP Board

Representative at Large

Russell Lim, M.D.

Russell Lim, M.D.Dr. Russell Lim attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Biology, and a Master's Degree in Education. He attended the University of California, San Diego, for medical school, and went on to complete a General Adult Psychiatric Residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He was Chief Resident at San Francisco General Hospital, where he focused his interests in Culture and Psychiatry, administration and teaching.

His first position after residency was as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was also a staff psychiatrist at Edmund D. Edelman Westside Mental Health Center in Los Angeles, California

Currently, he is an Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis (UCD), and a staff psychiatrist at the Adult Psychiatric Support Services Clinic (APSSC). His last two positions were as a staff psychiatrist at the Behavioral Health Clinic of the UCD Medical Center, and Medical Director, Northgate Point Regional Support Team, a community mental health center, in Sacramento, California. He is committed to providing quality mental health services to seriously persistently mentally ill adults in the community with an emphasis on culturally appropriate diagnosis and treatment. He also has an interest in outcome measurement and computers and Psychiatry. He is actively involved in the teaching program at the UCD School of Medicine, and in the residency program, supervising third and fourth year medical students and second year residents at APSS. He has been a member of the AACP since 1995, and was elected a board member in 1998. He received the Chancellor's Award for Achievement in Diversity and Community in 2004 from UCD. He has edited “The Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry” for APPI in 2006. Dr. Lim was the Association of Academic Psychiatry's Teacher of the Year in 2008 for Region X. In his role as Chair of the Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC), founded in 1999, he received the American College of Psychiatrists' (ACP) Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education in 2007. DAC’s four year curriculum in cultural psychiatry was chosen for one of two model curriculums in Cultural Psychiatry by the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Training (AADPRT) in 2010. He was recognized for his diversity work at UC Davis Health System by being awarded the UCDHS Ambassador of Diversity Award in 2010, and was also honored with the Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Education the same year.

Main Issues for AACP:
Promoting better mental health services for minorities by recruiting and training minority medical students and residents into community psychiatry and encouraging them join the AACP and becoming active members.

Russell Lim, M.D.
Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Davis
School of Medicine
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Email: ucrfl@aol.com