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Zhonghui Katie Luo, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Cornea and External Diseases
Refractive Surgery
Phone Number: 617-936-6156
Fax: 617-936-6186
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood
800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Office Hours: Mondays, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday varies; Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Fridays, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
College Nanjing University, China
Ph.D. Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
M.S. Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program
Fellowship Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear
Teaching Affiliation Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

As a member of both the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service and the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Caratarct Consultation Service, Dr. Katie Luo expertly manages a variety of common eye problems, such as cataracts and glaucoma, as well as all cornea-related diseases, including keratoconus, Fuchs dystrophy, and pterygium. She also conducts routine annual eye and vision exams.

Dr. Luo graduated from Nanjing University in China with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a master’s degree in Molecular Biology. She later attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she earned a master’s degree in Pathology, a PhD in Cell Biology, and her medical degree. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and then continued her subspecialty training in Cornea Disease, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear.

As a clinician scientist, Dr. Luo is broadly interested in research regarding a variety of clinical practices and resident education. She is particularly interested in optical coherence tomography (OCT), a non-invasive medical imaging technique, to improve scleral contact lens fitting.

In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Luo also teaches and mentors medical students, resident, and fellows at HMS. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Luo has been honored with numerous awards and scholarships. In particular, she was presented with the first place Sanford D. Hecht Award for Resident and Fellow Posters.


The incidence of intraocular foreign bodies and other intraocular findings in patients with corneal metal foreign bodies. Luo Z, Gardiner M. Ophthalmology. 2010 Nov; 117(11): 2218-21.

Nonantibiotic therapy in the management of bacterial keratitis. Luo ZK, Chodosh J. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Fall; 51(4): 157-66.

Current and potential applications of anterior segment optical coherence tomography in contact lens fitting. Luo ZK, Jacobs DS. Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep-Nov; 27(5-6): 133-7.

H3 tri-methyl K9 and H3 acetyl K9 chromatin modifications are associated with Class Switch Recombination. Kuang FL, Luo Z, Scharff MD. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2009 Mar 31;106(13):5288-93.

Differential regulation of histone acetylation and generation of mutations in switch regions is associated with Ig class switching. Li Z, Luo Z, Scharff MD. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2004;101(43):15428-33.

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