Lisa Tom, MD

Lisa Tom, MD

Ophthalmology Resident, Class of 2020
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Career Plans: Glaucoma Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, Miami, FL

Dr. Lisa Tom received her AB magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa in Anthropology from Princeton University in 2011. A talented scholar and writer, she was awarded the Princeton Gregory T. Pope 1st Prize for Science Writing, the Martin Dale Fellowship to write fiction for a year, and others. Dr. Tom subsequently earned her MD from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 2016 as recipient of the Edward Raffensperger Twenty-First Century full-tuition merit scholarship. Actively involved in global health and mentorship programs, she was lead clinic coordinator at Puentes de Salud, a free clinic for Spanish-speakers, where she implemented a new nurse triage system. Among her research contributions, Dr. Tom has studied detection of ocular rosaceawith polarized photography, and published a first-author paper on bronchial artery embolization outcomes that was awarded Penn’s medical student Pulmonary Research Prize.  She is interested in a career in academic global ophthalmology.


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