WOMEN SHAPING HISTORY 2011
Dr. Lisa Chipps, Dermatologist
What inspired you to pursue your current career?
For as long as I can remember, I knew that I was going to be a doctor. The tangibility of curing skin disorders, as well as the variety of patients and procedures, attracted me to dermatology.
Challenges & Resolutions:
I have had to relocate away from friends and family for extended periods of time to complete certain aspects of my training.
Accomplishments You’re Proudest Of:
I am proud to be the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where I have the unique opportunity to teach young dermatologists. Also, I am proud to be partners with my mentor, Ronald L. Moy, MD, President of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Most Influential Mentors:
Dr. Moy has been my most influential mentor. He initially exposed me to our specialized niche in dermatology, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancers, and laser treatments for skin. He models impeccable leadership skills, humility, and honesty, and he encourages everyone around him to be at their best.
When I completed my fellowship training and joined my current practice. Practicing medicine, running a small business, teaching at Harbor-UCLA, and becoming involved in the leadership of the American Academy of Dermatology are all new challenges that I am thrilled to embrace.
I work to provide the best care for my patients and to support other physicians who are doing the same. #