Dr Deborah Lindner is a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University and the Chief Medical Officer of Bright Pink, a nonprofit dedicated to education and support for young women at risk for breast and ovarian cancer. She is a staff physician at Midwest Vein Center in Chicago where her clinical focus is treating varicose veins during and after pregnancy. She completed medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, followed by residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and fellowship in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine at Midwest Vein Center. She is double boarded in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
Dr Lindner has spoken and published on the subject of breast and ovarian cancer extensively, and last year developed a lecture and case based learning workshop for medical professionals called "Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention: A Practical Approach to Risk Stratification and Management" that has been given at over 28 residency programs nationwide to more than 1200 medical professionals and was published at the San Antonio Breast Consortium in 2014. She has spoken at grand rounds and resident didactics over the last 2 years at residency programs including Harvard, George Washington University, Northwestern, Rush, Washington University, and Kansas University, UNLV and was a speaker at the Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health conference this fall. She is the co-author of the Little Bright Book, an educational resource that has been distributed to over 250,000 physicians and patients.
Her personal journey with the diagnosis of a BRCA mutation was documented in the Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times article, "Cancer Free at 33 and Weighing Mastectomy"
Dr Lindner lives in Chicago with her husband and 2 toddlers and enjoys cooking, sewing and running in her free time.