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IU School of Medicine faculty named IBJ Forty Under 40 honorees

INDIANAPOLIS—Two Indiana University School of Medicine faculty have been named 2022 Indianapolis Business Journal Forty Under 40 honorees. Lana Dbeibo, MD and Kenneth Lim, MD, PhD were chosen for the prestigious honor.

Each year, the IBJ honors 40 individuals who have made their mark in their profession before the young age of 40. Honorees were selected by a committee from hundreds of individuals nominated by IBJ readers. Regardless of their field or profession, this diverse group of individuals is making a positive impact on the community. This is the 30th year for the awards.

Lana Dbeibo, MD

In the summer of 2020, Dbeibo was one of several medical and public health experts appointed to lead IU's COVID-19 Medical Response Team, which was charged with helping to keep the IU community safe from the virus. She currently serves as director of COVID-19 vaccine initiatives for IU. Dbeibo is also the director of infection prevention at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. She provides inpatient consults and outpatient infectious disease consults and HIV care.

After graduating medical school from the American University of Beirut, Dbeibo completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at IU School of Medicine.

Kenneth Lim, MD, PhD

Lim is a physician-scientist, nephrologist and entrepreneur in the IU School of Medicine Division of Nephrology. His clinical interests include chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage kidney disease and dialysis. He is a leading expert in cardiovascular complications in patients with CKD. Lim has a mission to advance the care of kidney patients and to create potential solutions to challenging issues of humanitarian need in healthcare through innovative research, entrepreneurship and the delivery of medical care beyond borders. He has deployed to regions around the world to provide medical care to help meet critical needs of victims of humanitarian crises, such as war, poverty and natural disasters on the frontlines.

Prior to joining IU School of Medicine in 2020, Lim spent over 10 years at Harvard Medical School and affiliated major teaching hospitals, later becoming an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (Christ’s College) and the University of Warwick in England.


IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability.

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