Jennifer I. Lim, MD

Jennifer I. Lim, MD

(312) 413-0704 (Office)

1855 W. Taylor Street, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60612 , US map

Education and training

Retinal fellowship
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore MD
Medical School
Northwestern University, Chicago IL
Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Ophthalmology residency
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology, Chicago IL


Dr. Lim is Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Service at University of Illinois, Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. She is the Marion H. Schenk Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research in the Aging Eye. She received her Medical Degree with Distinction from Northwestern University Six–Years Honors Program in Medical Education where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA) and received the Dean’s AOA Student Research Award and the Julius Conn Memorial Award. She completed her ophthalmology training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary where she received the Resident research Award and the American College of Surgeons Resident Competition Chicago Chapter Keeshin Prize. She completed her medical retina and surgical retina training at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital and was a Heed Fellow Awardee and a Heed Knapp Fellow Awardee.

Her research interests include clinical trials and translational research. She has been principal investigator in over 30 clinical trials and currently is the principal investigator of 8 clinical trials at UIC. She has served on Data and Safety Monitoring Committees and on the Executive Committee of several studies. She collaborates with basic scientists on angiogenesis research and has received funding from the National Eye Institute, Macula Society Research Fund, American Cancer Society and numerous industry grants.

She currently serves as the Secretary of the Retina Society, Secretary of the Chicago Ophthalmology Society, Associate Deputy Editor of JAMA Ophthalmology, Chairperson of the Nominating Committee for the Macula Society and is on the ASRS Board. She is on the Editorial Board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS). She is the AAO Councilor for the Retina Society. She belongs to and has held leadership positions within the Retina Society, Macula Society, American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) and Chinese American Ophthalmology Society. She has been the Director of the Retina Subspecialty Day, Retina Subcommittee Chairperson of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting Planning Committee, the President of WIO, President of CAOS, Chair of Women in Retina, Chairperson of Retina Society Credentialing Committee, Chairperson of the Macula Society Research and Education Committee . She has served on the Editorial Boards of EyeNet, the Eye Exchange Network and was an Associate Editor for Retina Case Series and Brief Reports.

She has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award, AAO Secretariat Award in 2011, American Society of Retinal Specialists Senior Honor Award, Suzanne-Veronneau Troutman Award, Retinal Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductee, ARVO Silver Fellow, Chinese American Ophthalmology Service awards, several University of Southern California (USC) teaching awards, Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors and Super Docs. She has authored or co-authored over 300 articles, 20 book chapters and edited several books including Age-Related Macular Degeneration, which is currently in the Third Edition.

Academic appointments

  • Marion Schenk Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Hospital appointments

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
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