Lisa Y. Lin, MD, MBE
Dr. Lisa Y. Lin graduated magna cum laude with Highest Distinction from Yale University with a BS in Biology and a BA in History of Science and Medicine. She earned her MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as her Masters of Bioethics, for which she was a Bellett Scholar. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lin developed and coordinated a medical student-run surgical clinic to address the surgical needs of the underserved and uninsured populations in West Philadelphia. She has been awarded the Byron S. Hurwitz, MD, M’66 Memorial Prize for most outstanding medical student entering a residency in ophthalmology.
As a medical student, Dr. Lin worked on several clinical research projects in the Department of Ophthalmology, including ocular pathology in children with headaches and the use of precision medicine in sebaceous carcinoma. At the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she co-led an interdisciplinary team of clinicians to develop a standardized clinical pathway for orbital cellulitis management in children. She also evaluated genetic associations of pseudodrusen with age-related macular degeneration, which was recognized with the Stuart L. Fine Ophthalmology Medical School Research Prize. Her work has been published in journals such as JAMA Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, and Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. She presented her work at the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Annual Fall Symposium, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting.