- Kellie Lim developed meningococcal disease at 8 years old
- She lost circulation in her legs and right arm, forcing surgeons to amputate
- Lim graduated high school as valedictorian and finished UCLA medical school with honors
Dr. Kellie Lim received all of her medical training from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. After getting her medical degree, she completed her internship and residency in pediatrics before pursuing fellowship training in allergy & immunology and pharmacology. Today, she works as an allergist-immunologist at UCLA Health. The opinions in this article are solely those of the author.
(CNN)If you had asked me 20 years ago where I would be, I never would have imagined I would be a physician working at UCLA Health, one of the best medical centers in the country. For over 25 years, my physical disability threatened to define who I was and what others thought I could become.