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Dr. Michael Lim, MD

Neurosurgery*
4.7 (34)
Map Pin Small Palo Alto, CA
Accepting new patients
25 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Michael Lim, MD

Dr. Michael Lim, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Palo Alto, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 25 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is affiliated with Stanford Health Care. Patients rated Dr. Lim an average 4.7 star rating.

Dr. Lim works at Practice in Palo Alto, CA with other offices in Stanford, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Lim's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Outpatient Neurologic Rehabilitation Program
    213 QUARRY RD, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 497-7777
  2. 2
    Stanford Hospital and Clinics
    300 Pasteur Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 723-4000
  3. 3
    Stanford Health Care
    500 Pasteur Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 724-9400

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  • Stanford Health Care

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    About Dr. Michael Lim, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 25 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Korean
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    NPI Number
    • 1225240286
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
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    Dr. Michael Lim, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Lim is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    34 patients have reviewed Dr. Lim. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Lim.

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