One size doesn’t fit all, personalizing medicine” considers the story of gender as an outlier in medical research and a call for change to those sitting at the healthcare table and represented in clinical, instrument and medical research. Dima Elissa shares her story as an outlier and “accidental entrepreneur” and how her experiences helped to shape how she see the gender blindness in medical research and the importance of diversity in the medical research.
Dima Elissa is CEO and founder of VisMed-3D, a biomedical design and consulting firm that has emerged as the leader for 3D biomedical visualization and printing in personalized medicine. Dima was selected by Chicago magazine as one of the top Women in Tech, ChicagoInno’s 50 on Fire and by Chicago Tribune’s BlueSky Vault as one of the Top 100 entrepreneurs in Chicago. Her current venture, VisMed-3D, a biomedical design and consulting firm, is in keeping with her thirst for new technology and innovation. Alongside this novel start-up, she is pursuing her passion — devoting time, energy and guidance to women founders and entrepreneurs.