Clinical Facilities and Organization


The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service encompasses multiple clinics located in Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital. The facilities at Mass. Eye and Ear are fully equipped with examination lanes and state of the art diagnostic technologies.


One of the major strengths of our fellowship is the diversity of our faculty. The following faculty participate in the fellowship training:

  • George N. Papaliodis, MD (co-director of the fellowship)
  • Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH (co-director of the fellowship
  • Ann-Marie Lobo, MD
  • John H. Stone, MD, MPH

George N. Papaliodis, MD

Dr. Papaliodis completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine followed by an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He subsequently completed his Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear and was retained on staff upon completion of the training. In March of 2005, he was named director of the service. He maintains dual faculty appointments in internal medicine and ophthalmology. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH

Dr. Sobrin completed her residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in 2003. She subsequently completed the MEEI Retina Fellowship in 2005 followed by a Uveitis and Ocular Immunology Fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI) in 2006. She then joined the Retina and Uveitis Services as part of the Harvard-Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program. Dr. Sobrin conducts her research on the genetics of retinal and uveitic diseases. She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include posterior uveitis and its treatment with systemic immunosuppresssion.

Ann-Marie Lobo, MD

Dr. Lobo completed her residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. She joined the full-time faculty as an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School in 2010. Her clinical interests include uveitis, cataract and anterior segment surgery. Her research interests include uveitis outcomes with TNF alpha inhibitor therapies. She is principal investigator in several multi-center clinical trials in uveitis.

John H. Stone, MD, MPH

Dr. Stone graduated from Harvard Medical School and subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his rheumatology fellowship at University of California at San Francisco. He is currently the clinical director of rheumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital.