Dr. Henry Lim

Dermatologist, Detroit, MI

Henry W. Lim is the former Clarence S. Livingood chair and chairman of the Department of Dermatology (1997-2017), Henry Ford Health, Detroit, Michigan, USA. He received his M.D. (cum laude) from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, New York, USA, and completed his dermatology residency at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lim has served as president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Board of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association, American Society for Photobiology, and International Union of Photobiology. In 2019, he was elected as a Board member of the International League of Dermatological Societies, and its president starting in July 2023. He has received 14 presidential citations from the AAD, and in 2020, he was awarded an Honorary Membership of the AAD. He has been recognized with the Fred W. Whitehouse, MD, Distinguish Career Award of the Henry Ford Medical Group, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology International Scientific Achievement Award, International League of Dermatological Societies Certificate of Appreciation for International Leadership, Finsen Medal from the International Union of Photobiology, and Alumni Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to American Medicine, College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate. Dr. Lim is an honorary member of the following international dermatological societies: Austria, France, the Philippines, China, the Baltics, Spain, Taiwan, and Peru.
He has published more than 570 articles, edited 11 textbooks, and served on the editorial boards of several journals. Based on publications from 2013-2023, expertscape.com cited Dr. Lim as the world's top-rated sunscreen expert.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NOV 2 (Thu)

Impact of current gaps and misconceptions in photoprotection on dermatologic health for skin of all color

It has long been known that UV radiation harms skin, although most focus has been on those with lighter skin tones (Fitzpatrick skin types I-III), studies are now showing the negative impact of visible light on skin health, particularly in individuals with skin of color (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI). This session will highlight the misconceptions about sunlight-related skin damage, highlight the impact of visible light on skin health, and the need for photoprotection in skin of all color.