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Lisa Nijm

The Power List 2021 – Power List


Founder and Medical Director, Warrenville EyeCare and LASIK, Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, CEO of Women in Ophthalmology, Warrenville, Illinois, USA

What is your proudest professional achievement?

My proudest professional achievement is not a single moment but rather seeing how the pieces of my professional journey have come together to create a career “portfolio.” I love being able to care for patients at my own practice, teach young ophthalmologists, create opportunities to lift other women up through my role as CEO of WIO, and utilize the full extent of my MD/JD degree to coach my fellow physicians in elevating their negotiation skills through my latest venture, MDNegotiation.com. I am most excited for the years ahead where I can use these career components to mentor more and more individuals for the betterment of our patients and the profession of ophthalmology.

Outside of ophthalmology, what makes you happy?

My faith, family, friends, and sandy beaches by the ocean.

Why do you think it is important that we celebrate women in the field this way?

Awards like these raise the profile of women, forge visibility, and showcase success. They provide an opportunity to show appreciation for the incredible achievements of women ophthalmologists across the globe and inspire the next generation of ophthalmic leaders – after all, “you can’t be what you can’t see!”


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