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Lauren Branchini, MD

Assistant professor

Brief Bio

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.

After completing her residency at Tufts/New England Eye Center, she practiced comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract surgery and the medical treatment of retinal diseases in private practice in New Hampshire. While there, she developed skills in the refractive use of intraocular lenses in cataract surgery as well as manual small incision cataract surgery.

With roots in Massachusetts and a keen interest in medical education, she has joined the faculty at UMass Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences to continue research and bring high quality ophthalmic care to central massachusetts.

Clinical Expertise

  • Ophthalmic Imaging
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Vascular Diseases
  • Glaucoma

Research Interests

  • Ophthalmic imaging in vitreoretinal diseases
  • Quality and access to care/ Social determinants of health
  • Medical education
  • Inherited retinal diseases
  • Developing/studying therapeutics for a variety of ophthalmic conditions

Academic Rank

  • Assistant Professor, UMass Chan Medical School


  • BA/MD Boston University/ Boston University school of Medicine
  • Resident Tufts/New England Eye Center
  • OCT imaging Fellowship Tufts/New England Eye Center

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology Certified

State Licensure

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • Member of the AAO


  • English


  • Enjoying time with family, gardening, hiking, playing music and visual arts
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Lauren Branchini, M.D.

Contact Information
Tel: 508-334-6855


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