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Carolyn Kloek, M.D.

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Clinical Director of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood
Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Phone Number: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-936-6186
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood
800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Office Hours: Mon 8 am - 4 pm, Tue 8 am - 4 pm, every other Thurs 8 am - 12 pm
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
College Dartmouth College
Medical School Harvard Medical School
Internship Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Teaching Affiliation Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Carolyn Kloek is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Mass. Eye and Ear who provides consultation and treatment for cataracts, eye injuries, and various other ocular disorders. 

A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Kloek obtained her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She then completed an ophthalmology residency in the HMS Department of Ophthalmology and served as Chief Resident at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Actively involved in medical student and resident education, Dr. Kloek has received numerous awards for her teaching and educational efforts. In 2008, she was selected by Harvard ophthalmology residents to receive the HMS Teacher of the Year Award, reflecting her outstanding mentoring skills and efforts in medical education.

In addition, she has led multiple curricular initiatives for the HMS Ophthalmology Residency Training Program. In collaboration with Dr. John Loewenstein, she developed and implemented a progressive, step-wise surgical curriculum to improve the learning experience for trainees. Today, she serves as Director of the HMS Ophthalmology Residency Training Program.

Dr. Kloek’s research activities complement her dedication to teaching and focus on advancing ophthalmology education. In 2009, she was awarded an HMS Shore Fellowship for her contributions to the development of the Mass. Eye and Ear Cataract Master™, an innovative e-learning tool to train ophthalmology residents in the cognitive skills required in cataract surgery. She also was honored with a prestigious HMS Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, which supported the development of a standardized online ophthalmology curriculum designed to enhance the training of U.S. medical school students and to prepare graduates to more effectively triage and manage a wide variety of ophthalmic diseases.  

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive ophthalmology, cataracts, eye trauma

Research Interests

Medical education, surgical outcomes


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

Kloek CE, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Chang K, Kuperwaser M, Newman LR, Lane AM, Loewenstein JI. A broadly applicable surgical teaching method: evaluation of a stepwise introduction to cataract surgery. J Surg Educ. 2014 Mar-Apr;71(2):169-75.

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. 

Lee AG, Oetting TA, Blomquist PH, Bradford G, Culican SM, Kloek C, Krishnan C, Lauer AK, Levi L, Naseri A, Rubin SE, Scott IU, Tao J, Tuli S, Wright MM, Wudunn D, Zimmerman MB. A multicenter analysis of the ophthalmic knowledge assessment program and American Board of Ophthalmology written qualifying examination performance. Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct;119(10):1949-53.

Kloek CE, Andreoli MT, Andreoli CM. Characteristics of traumatic cataract wound dehiscence. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Aug; 152(2): 229-33.

Salehi-Had H, Andreoli CM, Andreoli MT, Kloek CE, Mukai S. Visual outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery in eyes with severe open-globe injury presenting with no-light-perception vision. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2009 Apr; 247 (4): 477-83.

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