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Kheng L. Lim, MD

Kheng L. Lim, MD Physician

Clinical Associate of Radiology Clinical Associate

Dr. Lim is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2009

Description of Clinical Expertise

Gastrointestinal imaging/radiology
Genitourinary imaging
Cancer imaging in the abdomen and pelvis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Christiana Care
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Radiology, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National Pennsylvania Radiology Society, Local Radiological Society of North America, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lim is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Abdominal and pelvic MRI, CT, and ultrasound imaging
Organizational psychology
Cognitive psychology in achieving accurate medical diagnosis
Work flow optimization, ergonomics to reduce medical errors
Human resources, people operations
Behavioral economics in healthcare

Selected Publications:

Lim, Kheng: Increasing Value in Radiologic Care: Learning from Past Misses, Misinterpretations, and Overcalls RSNA 2017 Annual Meeting : 2017.

Huang J, Patel S. Loomba RS, Cousar M, Lim KL: How the US News "Honor Roll" Hospitals are Projected to Fare Under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) in 2017 RSNA 2017 Annual Meeting : 2017.

Lim, Kheng: Ovarian Mature Cystic Teratoma (Dermoid): Emphasis on Ultrasound with Multimodality Correlation RSNA 2017 Annual Meeting : 2017.

Lim, Kheng: Cecum: Diagnosing Pathology and Avoiding Pitfalls RSNA 2017 Annual Meeting. Recipient of Certificate of Merit : 2017.

Lim, Kheng: Acoustic Shadowing: Can We Use This Limitation in Arriving at a Diagnosis? ARRS 2017 Annual Meeting : 2017.

Perera Dinushi, Lim Kheng: Superficial Palpable Masses: Are They Lipomas or Something Else? The Role of Sonography RSNA 2015 Annual Meeting. Recipient of Cum Laude award : 2015.

Chin Christopher M, Lim Kheng L: Appendicitis: atypical and challenging CT appearances. RadioGraphics 35 (1): 123-4,2015.

Perera Dinushi, Lim Kheng: The Acute Abdomen in Recent Postpartum Females: An Imaging Solution to a Clinical Conundrum RSNA 2014 Annual Meeting. Certificate of Merit award : 2014.

Lim Kheng: Sonography of Superficial Palpable Mass: Lessons Learned ARRS 2013 Annual Meeting : 2013.

Chin Christopher, Zitrin Jaron, Lim Kheng: Differential Diagnosis of Hyperintense T1 Focal Liver Lesions RSNA 2012 Annual Meeting : 2012.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)