Maxine Lipner

Maxine Lipner

Health Writer


Ophthalmology, Oncology, General Health and Wellness


Cornell University


I strive to provide readers with important health information that keeps them up-to-date on new medical breakthroughs, current health trends, and important diagnostic and treatment options. If you're seeking the latest inside thinking for yourself or for someone close to you, I work to clearly provide this information in a reader-friendly way

— Maxine Lipner


Maxine Lipner is a veteran health and medical writer with experience providing quality information on a broad range of areas from ophthalmology to oncology, as well as general health. Some of the topics she has highlighted include embracing telemedicine, macular degeneration prevention, monitoring blood pressure, and treating eyelid cancer.

She has contributed to many highly-respected outlets including, Next Avenue,, MarketWatch, New York Magazine,, and many others. Maxine was the Senior Contributing Writer at EyeWorld Magazine, a publication catering to ophthalmologists.


Maxine has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Arts from Cornell University.

Verywell Health Editorial Process

Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 300 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

Learn More
More From Maxine Lipner