Liza Cohen, MD
Career Plans: Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship (ASOPRS), UCLA/Jules Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Cohen graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with her BA in Psychology and gained early acceptance to Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine through the Honors Program in Medical Education. During medical school, Dr. Cohen coordinated the Northwestern Ophthalmology Community Health Clinic, an organization that provides free ophthalmic care to an underserved patient population. She also volunteered for ReSpectacle—a national organization that facilitates the redistribution of used eyeglasses—and was President of the Ophthalmology Interest Group at Northwestern. In addition to serving her community, she conducted several research projects in ophthalmology, which were supported by an Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness Research Grant. In particular, she investigated structure-function relationships in uveitic cystoid macular edema and the use of en face optical coherence tomography to predict vision. She presented this work at the 2015 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and subsequently published it in Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. After earning her MD with Distinction in Research in 2015, she completed her transitional year internship at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Illinois. Dr. Cohen has received numerous awards, including being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Lee M. Jampol Award for outstanding achievement by a medical student in ophthalmology.