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Dima Elissa

CEO and Founder at VisMed3D; Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation (D & I²) - Tech & Innovation Lead at American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

Chicago

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, MakeItBetter’s Top Chicago Women in Science 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. As an adjunct faculty member or Entrepreneur-in-residence, teaching Entrepreneurship or as an in-demand speaker, she exemplifies her commitment to giving back and paying it forward. Her most recent designation as the American Medical Woman’s Association (AMWA) Tech and Innovation Lead under the Diversity, Inclusion & Innovation (DI&I) sector, she is building an accelerator to drive STEMM for girls and women seeking healthcare careers or who want to commercialize business ideas to improve the practice of medicine.

Dima assumed numerous positions at NutraSweet—including in International Marketing and General Management as well as Business Development and Merger and Acquisitions.

Dima also serves as Board member for mHUB, Chair of the STEM steering committee for the Apareció, Executive Advisory Board Member for Ms Tech, Chicago Chapter President for Women in Bio.

Dima holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Hanover College and has earned her MBA from Texas A&M’s May’s School of Business with a concentration in Finance. She is also a member of the board of trustees of Hanover College. @dimaelissa @vismed3d

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