San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
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San Diego, CA 92123


Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Howard University College of Medicine


Medical College of Virginia


John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine




Dr. Meerana Lim is the director of the Rady Children's/UC San Diego Cystic Fibrosis Care Center and a professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego. She is board certified in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine.

Dr. Lim came to Rady Children's after completing her pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University. Her clinical focus is optimizing care for infants, children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Her research interests include understanding the microbiome and metabolome in patients with cystic fibrosis and other chronic airways diseases.

At Rady Children's, Dr. Lim seeks to make the cystic fibrosis center a place of excellence, one which actively participates in research to better understand the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis in order to impact treatments and therapeutics that will benefit patients.

Dr. Lim earned her medical degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and trained in pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia. She received her pulmonary and sleep medicine training at the Johns Hopkins University.


Persistent recovery of pancreatic function in patients with cystic fibrosis after ivacaftor.
Munce D, Lim M, Akong K

Global chemical effects of the microbiome include new bile-acid conjugations.
Quinn RA, Melnik AV, Vrbanac A, Fu T, Patras KA, Christy MP, Bodai Z, Belda-Ferre P, Tripathi A, Chung LK, Downes M, Welch RD, Quinn M, Humphrey G, Panitchpakdi M, Weldon KC, Aksenov A, da Silva R, Avila-Pacheco J, Clish C, Bae S, Mallick H, Franzosa EA, Lloyd-Price J, Bussell R, Thron T, Nelson AT, Wang M, Leszczynski E, Vargas F, Gauglitz JM, Meehan MJ, Gentry E, Arthur TD, Komor AC, Poulsen O, Boland BS, Chang JT, Sandborn WJ, Lim M, Garg N, Lumeng JC, Xavier RJ, Kazmierczak BI, Jain R, Egan M, Rhee KE, Ferguson D, Raffatellu M, Vlamakis H, Haddad GG, Siegel D, Huttenhower C, Mazmanian SK, Evans RM, Nizet V, Knight R, Dorrestein PC

Pharmacokinetics of single-dose ceftaroline fosamil in children with cystic fibrosis.
Le J, Bradley JS, Hingtgen S, Skochko S, Black N, Jones RN, Lim M, Capparelli EV

Modulation of deltaF508 cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator trafficking and function with 4-phenylbutyrate and flavonoids.
Lim M, McKenzie K, Floyd AD, Kwon E, Zeitlin PL

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