Bernadette Lim

Bernadette (Bernie) Lim

Part-time Faculty

Bernadette (Bernie) Lim, MD, MS is the founder of the Freedom Community Clinic, an integrative healing clinic and movement that has brought Whole-Person Healing to 5500+ people in the Bay and beyond, prioritizing the healing of Black, Brown, and immigrant communities. She also is the founder and creator of the Woke WOC Docs Podcast, Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice, and part of the founding team of the Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine. Dr. Lim graduated from UCSF School of Medicine and earned her Master’s at UC Berkeley School of Public Health through the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. She graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with cum laude honors, and went on to be a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India. In her work, Dr. Lim also practices intuitive herbalism, Reiki, meditation, and hatha yoga teacher.

For her work, she has received honors including as an Echoing Green Fellow, World Policy Forum Young Global Changer, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education, Yamashita Prize Outstanding Emerging Social Activist in California, AAMC Herbert Nickens Scholar, National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, California Senate District 29 Women of the Year Honoree, U.S. Philippines Embassy Filipino Young Leaders Program Delegate, UCSF Dean's Prize Scholar in Health and Society, and Pacific Standard Top 30 Under 30 Thinkers in Policy and Social Justice, among many others.