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Brian J. Song, M.D.

Specialty: Glaucoma
Phone Number: 617-573-3670
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Fridays. Call for hours.
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood
800 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Office Hours: Wednesdays. Call for hours.
Language:Korean, English
College Johns Hopkins University
M.D. University of Texas Medical Branch
Residency Ophthalmology, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship Glaucoma, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California at Los Angeles
Teaching Affiliation Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Brian Song is an ophthalmologist in Mass. Eye and Ear’s Glaucoma Service who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. He currently cares for patients in Mass. Eye and Ear’s main campus in Boston as well as Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood in the Longwood Medical Area.

After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with general honors and a BA in Public Health – Natural Sciences, Dr. Song completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University Medical Center. Prior to joining Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Song completed his glaucoma fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, where he was a Clinical Instructor at both Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

As a K12 Scholar in the Harvard Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program, Dr. Song focuses his research on the development and validation of a telemedicine program for glaucoma screening and evaluation. Currently, he is conducting exploratory studies in optic nerve evaluation for glaucomatous features across various imaging modalities with the potential for remote glaucoma screening. In addition, he is conducting a study comparing adjunct visual function tests with the potential to supplement nonmydriatic optic nerve imaging for tele-glaucoma diagnosis.

He has been awarded numerous honors for his research including the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Top Resident Research Presentation in Ophthalmology from the New York Academy of Medicine, a National Eye Institutes Travel Grant for the 2008 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, and the Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists Award from the American Glaucoma Society. 

Clinical Interests

Medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts 

Research Interests

Telemedicine for glaucoma screening and evaluation, optic nerve imaging


For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Aqueous vascular endothelial growth factor and endothelin-1 levels in branch retinal vein occlusion associated with normal tension glaucoma. Sin BH, Song BJ, Park SP. J Glaucoma 2013;22:104-109. 

Bilateral vision loss responsive to steroids. Lee MD, Song BJ, Odel JG, Sadun AA. Surv Ophthalmol 2012;58(6):634-639.

Intravitreal recombinant human erythropoietin: A safety study in rabbits. Song BJ, Cai H, Chang S, Tsai JC, Forbes M, Del Priore LV.Curr Eye Res 2008;33:750-760.

Hemorrhagic complications from glaucoma surgery in patients on anticoagulation therapy or antiplatelet therapy. Law SK, Song BJ, Yu F, Kurbanyan K, Yang TA, Caprioli J. Am J Ophthalmol 2008;145:736-746.

Feasibility and efficacy of a massive switch from latanoprost to bimatoprost in glaucoma patients in a pre-paid health maintenance organization. Law SK, Song BJ, Fang E, Caprioli J. Ophthalmology;2005;112:2123-2130.

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