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  • Shlomit Schaal

    Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM

    Professor & Department Chair

    Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is a clinician-scientist specializing in the cutting-edge medical and surgical treatment of complex vitreoretinal diseases. Read more ›

  • Johanna Seddon

    Johanna Seddon, M.D, ScM

    Professor & Director of Retina & Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence

    Dr. Seddon pioneered the field of epidemiology in ophthalmology and initiated studies of genetics in macular degeneration. She previously founded and directed Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Genetics Services at Harvard and Tufts in Boston. Read more ›

  • Haijiang Lin

    Haijiang Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor & Director of Translational Research Center

    Dr. Lin is an ophthalmologist fellowship trained in medical retina. Dr. Lin serves as a general ophthalmologist, who provides excellent eye care for patients with multi-specialty conditions, including eyeglasses prescription, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Read more ›

  • Misha Faustina

    Misha Faustina, M.D., FACS

    Assistant Professor & Director of Oculoplastic Services

    Dr. Faustina is currently the Director of Oculoplastic Services, specializing in disease and surgery of the eyelid and brow, the boney eye socket (orbit) and the tear drainage system.  She is also the Director of Medical Education for the Department of Ophthalmology, creating a Ophthalmology Residency Program at UMass and designing medical student curriculum. Read more ›

  • Gabriel Luna

    Gabriel Luna, M.D.

    Assistant Professor & Director of Anterior Segment/Glaucoma

    Dr. Luna received his undergraduate/graduate degree from Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla and went onto Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to receive a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship before he completed his Ophthalmology residency at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Luna is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Read more ›

  • Priya M. Janardhana

    Priya M. Janardhana, M.D.

    Assistant Professor & Director of Uveitis Service

    Dr. Janardhana was part of the early medical acceptance program, ENGMEDIC, at Boston University. She graduated summa cum laude, 3rd rank, from the College of Engineering, majoring in Biomedical Engineering and completed medical school and residency at Boston University/Boston Medical Center. 
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  • Lianna Valdes

    Lianna Valdes, M.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Lianna Valdes, MD is an ophthalmologist trained in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery who also specializes in uveitis. She earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University and her medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Read more ›

  • Huan Mills

    Huan Mills, M.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Huan Meng Mills grew up in Westborough, MA and graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After her undergraduate training, she spent several years at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore where she focused on translational science in Fuchs Dystrophy and Keratoconus in addition to coordinating clinical trials of corneal cross-linking. Read more ›

  • Lauren Branchini

    Lauren Branchini, M.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Branchini is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in ophthalmic imaging and clinical interest in the medical treatment of retinal diseases. Whilst completing her medical education at Boston University School of Medicine, she completed a clinical research fellowship in Optical Coherence Tomography at the Tufts/New England Eye Center and the Research Laboratory for Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more ›

  • Dan Yoon

    Dan Yoon, M.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Dan Yoon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College with a BA in Biology and obtained his MD from New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Yoon completed his medicine internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City where he was elected as the prelim intern of the year and ophthalmology residency at University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Read more ›

     

  • Juan Ding

    Juan Ding, O.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Ding is currently working on screening diabetic eye diseases at the Diabetes Center at the Ambulatory Care Center, as well as providing optometric services at the Eye Center including refraction, contact lenses, and comprehensive eye exams to adults and pediatric patients. She also facilitates the Ophthalmology Consult Service within the UMass Memorial Medical Center. Read more ›

  • Ana Bonaldi

    Ana Bonaldi, O.D.

    Instructor

    Dr. Ana Bonaldi graduated cum laude from Montclair State University with a BA in Biology and obtained her OD graduating as salutatorian and Summa Cum Laude from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She completed internships at the prestigious Boston Sight, various health centers in New England, and at the Worcester Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more ›

  • Firas Kassira

    Firas Kassira, O.D.

    Instructor

    Firas Kassira, OD, graduated from George Mason University with a BS in biology and obtained his OD degree from the New England College of Optometry. He completed externships at the 34th General Army Hospital in Augsburg, Germany, and various health centers in Virginia and Massachusetts. Read more ›