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Marez Megalla, MD

Assistant Professor

Brief Bio

Marez Megalla, MD recently joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in summer 2023. She is excited to serve such a diverse population of patients in the Worcester and Northborough clinics, work alongside top-class colleagues, and teach and mentor the residents and medical students.

Dr. Megalla graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and earned her medical degree from Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her ophthalmology residency in Yale University followed by fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery in Yale University and ocular inflammation and immunology at Harvard- Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  

She has an active interest in research and medical education and presented her work at numerous conferences. Dr. Megalla looks forward to continuing her research in retinal disease and uveitic pathology. She feels honored to serve the UMass team and patients.  


Clinical Expertise

  • Retinal disease
  •  Uveitic pathology

Research Interest

  • Posterior uveitis
  • Retinal vascular disease
  • Medication retinal toxicity/medication induced uveitis

Academic Rank

  • Assistant Professor
    UMass Chan Medical School
    UMass Memorial Medical Center

Education/Medical School

  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Ophthalmology Residency

  • Yale New Haven Hospital


  • Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary-Harvard Medical School
  • Yale New Haven Hospital


  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • AAO
  • ASRS
  • AUS

Honors and Awards

  • AAO Advocacy Ambassador 


  • English
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Marez Megalla, MD

Contact information
Tel: 508-334-6855


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Office Address
Hahnemann Campus, 281 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605