Dr. Jennifer I. Lim holds the Marion H. Schenk Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research in the Aging Eye as Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Service at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She received her MD with Distinction from Northwestern University, where she was AOA and received the Dean’s AOA Student Research Award and Julius Conn Memorial Award. She completed residency at UIC, receiving the Resident Research Award and American College of Surgeons Resident Competition Chicago Chapter Keeshin Prize. Lim completed medical and surgical retina fellowships at Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Heed Fellow and Heed Knapp Fellow. She joined the faculty of Emory University as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and was recruited to Doheny Eye Institute of University of Southern California (USC) as an Associate Professor with tenure and promoted to Professor. In 2007, she was recruited to UIC.


Lim’s research interests include clinical trials, translational research and retinal imaging for which she has an R01 NIH grant. Current leadership positions include Deputy Associate Editor for JAMA Ophthalmology, EyeWiki Retina Section Editor, Treasurer of The Retina Society, Vice-President of COS, IOVS Editorial Board member, AOA UIC Councilor, and UIC Faculty Senator. She has received the AAO Life Achievement Honor Award, AAO Secretariat Award, ASRS Senior Honor Award, Suzanne-Veronneau Troutman Award, ARVO Silver & Gold Fellow Awards, Chinese American Ophthalmology Service awards, USC teaching awards, ASRS Retina Hall of Fame, UIC Departmental Faculty of the Year Award, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts HS Hall of Honor Award, inaugural UIC Distinguished Sweeney Lecturer, Chicago Super Docs, Best Doctors, & Top Doctors. Lim has authored over 300 articles, 30 book chapters and edited several books including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (now in the Third Edition).