Nina Goyal, MD

Assistant Professor  
Department of Ophthalmology, Rush Medical College
Role: Clinician and Faculty
Joined Rush in 2002


I graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2002. I have joined Rush as a surgical intern. I followed that with my residency in Ophthalmology. I am glaucoma fellowship trained and I continue to treat cataracts and glaucoma, among other eye diseases.

What inspired you to get into your field?

Ophthalmology is a rare field that we get to develop long standing relationships with our patients as we follow them for the general health of their eyes, as well as throughout the management of chronic diseases. This can be life changing for patients. To see this during my training was inspiring.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

Rush is a unique community, a true family. The eye is related to every other part of the body. As such, it is important that, as an ophthalmologist, I have the ability to effectively communicate with all the physicians involved in a particular patient’s care. Being at Rush makes this very easy to do!

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

Mentorship is critical to any field. To be able to learn from others’ experiences is truly a gift.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

I would advise anyone looking into this field to dive right in. The more you see and do, the more familiar the eye becomes to you. Reach out to those in the field and express your interest.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I enjoy downhill skiing and traveling to Honduras for cataract mission trips.