Lisa M. Nijm, MD, JD
Founder — Warrenville EyeCare & LASIK
Assistant Clinical Professor — UIC Eye and Ear Infirmary
Dr. Lisa Nijm is a board certified, corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon at Warrenville EyeCare & LASIK, a licensed attorney, and an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She also advises leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies on new innovations and serves as CEO of Women in Ophthalmology, where she has led the organization to exponential growth.
Dr. Nijm is an invited international lecturer, a published, peer-reviewed author, and has received numerous awards, including the Academy Secretariat Award, Academy Senior Achievement Award and has been named one of the most influential ophthalmologists in the world on The Ophthalmologist’s Power List.
Dr. Nijm has created two highly acclaimed educational resources for physicians, MD Negotiation and Real World Ophthalmology. Believing negotiation skills are paramount to success, she launched MDNegotiation.com to provide specialized negotiation coaching and has conducted over 40 training workshops across the country.
During the pandemic, she recognized a need to help navigate the changing landscape of ophthalmology and took the initiative to create a free, peer to peer, educational resource to help young ophthalmologists learn everything they need to know to succeed in early practice, RealWorldOphthalmology.com. The inaugural meeting, “Top Ten Things I Wish I Knew Sooner,” drew over 1,200 participants and received wide acclaim for its knowledgeable faculty, engaging format and timely topics. Dr. Nijm is thrilled to usher in the next phase of Real World Ophthalmology with an upcoming podcast and virtual meetings in spring and fall 2022.