Dr. Lima is the principal investigator at LEADER Research. He finished medical school at the Federal University of Ceará (Fortaleza, CE, Brazil) in 1989.
Dr. Lima completed his Ph.D. with a major in Immunology at Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA, USA) in 1995. Research Fellow at Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin (CURTIS) – Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard University (Boston, MA, USA) in 2008. He was appointed Associate Professor at Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada) in 2010.
He was appointed Head of the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine McMaster University in 2015. He created and is the Director and Principal Investigator of Lima’s Excellence in Allergy and Dermatology (LEADER) Research in 2018. He assumed the position of Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine McMaster University in 2010 (Hamilton, ON, Canada) in 2020.
He started his private clinic activities at Dr. Lima’s Clinic in 2021. Dr. Lima’s main research interests are Immuno-dermatology with particular attention to Atopic Dermatitis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Psoriasis and Urticaria.
Dr. Lima published 78 articles in specialized journals and has 890 citations in ISI Web of Science and h index of 17. Dr. Lima has been PI or Sub PI in more than 40 Clinical Trials.