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Matthew Gardiner, M.D.

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Director, Ophthalmology Emergency Department and Medical Director, Ophthalmology, Stoneham office
Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Emergency Eye Service
Phone Number: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-573-6922
Location: Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Mon/Tues afternoons and all day Thursday
Phone Number: 781-279-4418
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, Stoneham
One Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Office Hours: Call for office hours
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Medical School University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute
Fellowship Anterior Segment Disease, Mass. Eye and Ear
Teaching Affiliation Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Matthew Gardiner’s primary interests are in anterior segment surgery and emergency ophthalmology. He serves as a physician in the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, where he provides a wide range of eye care from routine exams to management of complex ophthalmic diseases. He also serves as Director of the Emergency Eye Service.

Dr. Gardiner obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed two residencies–one in internal medicine and another in ophthalmology—before completing a fellowship in anterior segment disease at Mass. Eye and Ear.

As a clinician educator, Dr. Gardiner teaches and trains residents and medical students, both in outpatient clinics and in the operating room. Notably, he has been selected twice as Teacher of the Year—an honor bestowed to him by ophthalmology residents, reflecting his outstanding efforts in medical education. He also speaks locally and to the lay press about the importance of laser safety, night driving safety, and eye strain and computer use, and has published several book chapters, including one entitled “Corneal and Scleral Lacerations.”

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, emergency ophthalmology, glaucoma

Research Interests

Comprehensive ophthalmology, emergency ophthalmology


For a full publication list, please see his CV. A representative list (2006 - 2014) is available through  

Yonekawa Y, Hacker HD, Lehman RE, Beal CJ, Veldman PB, Vyas NM, Shah AS, Wu D, Eliott D, Gardiner MF, Kuperwaser MC, Rosa RH Jr, Ramsey JE, Miller JW, Mazzoli RA, Lawrence MG, Arroyo JG. Ocular blast injuries in mass-casualty incidents: the marathon bombing in Boston, Massachusetts, and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Ophthalmology. 2014 May 17.

Lin YB, Gardiner MF. Fingernail-induced corneal abrasions: case series from an ophthalmology emergency department. Cornea. 2014 Jul;33(7):691-5. 

Peacock ZS, Boulos T, Miller JB, Gardiner MF, Chang SK, Troulis MJ. Orbital fractures and ocular injury: is a postoperative ophthalmology examination necessary? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Mar 24.

Jiwani AZ, Rhee DJ, Brauner SC, Gardiner MF, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Chen SH, Grosskreutz CL, Chang KK, Kloek CE, Greenstein SH, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Pasquale DL, Chaudhry S, Loomis S, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Turalba AV. Effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion pressure, and ocular pulse amplitude: a randomized controlled trial. Eye (Lond). 2012 Aug;26(8):1122-30.

Simon SS, Chee YE, Haddadin RI, Veldman PB, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Brauner SC, Chang KK, Chen SH, Gardiner MF, Greenstein SH, Kloek CE, Chen TC. Achieving target refraction after cataract surgery. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb;121(2):440-4.

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