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Linda S. Lippa

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Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology
School of Medicine
Director Medical Education, Ophthalmology

B.A., Harvard University
M.D., Columbia University - College of Physicians & Surgeons

Phone: (949) 824-2020
Fax: (949) 824-4015

University of California, Irvine
109 Medical Surge 1
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Ocular Pathology
Academic Distinctions
Dean's Fellowship for Research in Ophthalmology, 1974
Dean's Day Competition Prize for Medical Student Research, Columbia University, 1975
Alvin Behrens Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology, 1977
Heed Foundation Fellowship, for Ophthalmic Pathology, 1981
Loyola University Residents’ Teaching award 1984
Biographical entry, Marquis' Who's Who in the East, 23rd Edition
Biographical entry, Marquis' Who's Who of American Women, 17th Edition
Biographical entry, American Men and Women of Science, 18th Edition
Biographic entry, International Biographic Centre, 23rd Edition
Biographical entry, Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2000-2001
UC-Irvine 7th annual Celebration in Teaching award, 2000
Biographical entry, Marquis’ Who’s Who in America,56th, 57th & 58th editions 2002-2004
UCI Primary Medical care Group’s Specialist of the Month 2002
Listing, America’s Top Ophthalmologists, 2004-5
UCI College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching award 2004
Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) Best Poster of 2004
AcademicKeys Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education (WWMSE) 2004
UCI nominee for Hubbard award for Medical Education Assessment (2004)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (faculty), 2005
Best Doctors in America, 2005- present
Dean’s UCIMC Medical Education Scholar 2005-7
Dean’s College of Medical Educators 2005-
UC-Irvine nominee, AAMC Robert Glaser teaching award, 2008
Orange County Medical Society Physicians of Excellence Award, 2008-present
Founding President, Medical Student Educators of The Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology 2007-present
American Academy of Ophthalmology representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Academic Societies, 2007-present
Editorial Board, Journal of Acadmic Ophthalmology
Reviewer, journal Ophthalmology
Reviewer for medical education workshops and small group sessions, Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting
Research Abstract
Dr. Lippa’s diverse research interests include ocular tumors and inflammatory diseases of the eye and orbit, glaucoma and medical education. She has given presentations at regional and national meetings, has organized and moderated multiple national workshops and symposia, published multiple articles, as well as written invited editorials for the major Ophthalmology journals and a book chapter.
Higginbotham E & Lippa L. Assessing the Status of Ophthalmic Education 100 Years Since the Flexner Report. Arch. Ophthalmol. 2010;128(12):1600-1601
Mottow-Lippa, L: Ophthalmology in the Medical School Curriculum: Re-establishing Our Value and Effecting Change. Ophthalmology 2009: 117:1235-6
Mottow-Lippa,L, Boker,J and Stephens,F: A Prospective Study of the Longitudinal Effects of an Embedded Specialty Curriculum on Physical Examination Skills Using an Ohthalmology Model. Academic Medicine, 2009: 84: 1622-1630
Mottow-Lippa,L and Boker,J: Simulator Assessment of Fuduscopic Skills in Three Consecutive Medical School Classes, Journal of Academic Ophthalmology 2009: 2:1-5
Lippa,L: The Evolution of the AUPO Consortium of Medical Student Educators. (invited feature article) Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) News and Views (September 2008)
Lippa,L-Restoring Ophthalmology to the Mainstream Medical School Curriculum (invited editorial). Journal of Academic Ophthalmology (accepted May 18, 2008) 2008: 1:62-4
Lippa, L.(2008) The Disc Mantra: An Algorithm for Fundus Description. MedEdPORTAL: Id=1086
Mottow-Lippa,L. et al - correction to figure for Ophthalmology 2006 113: 133-9. Ophthalmology 113(6): 984
Mottow-Lippa, L- Medical Student Education, letter to the editor: Ophthalmology 2006 113: 890-891
Mottow Lippa L, Boker J, Duke A, Amin A- A Novel Three Year Logitudinal Pilot Study of Medical Students' Acquisition and Retention of Screening Eye Exam Skills, Ophthalmology 2006 113:133-139
Idiopathic inflammatory pseudotumor of childhood I. Clinical characteristics Arch Ophthalmol vol 96:pp 1410-17 Aug 1978
Idiopathic inflammatory pseudotumor of childhood II.Results of Diagnostic tests & Biopsies. Ophthalmol. 88 #6 p 565-74 Jun 1981
Autoradiographic study of 3-H Glucosamine incorporated by the developing retina of the Clawed Toad, Xenopus Laevis, Exp. Eye Res. vol 20 #4 April 1975
von Hippel angiomatosis: a light electron microscopic and immunoperoxidase characterization. Ophthalmol 90:#7 pp 840-7 Jul 1983
0.008% Timolol ophthalmic solution: a minimal-effect dose in a normal volunteer model Arch. Ophthalmol. 108 pp 61-4 Jan 1990
Professional Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Other Experience
Ocular pathology (Heed Fellowship)
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary 1981—1982

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