Reza Dana, M.D., M.Sc., MPH
|Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service and Associate Chief, Academic Programs|
|Specialties:||Cornea and External Diseases
Immunology and Uveitis
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
|Office Hours:||Tues. 8:30am - 12:00pm, Wed. 1:00pm - 5:00pm|
|M.D.||Johns Hopkins University Medical School|
|Residency||Ophthalmology, University of Illinois, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary|
|Fellowship||Cornea, Wills Eye Hospital|
|Fellowship||Uveitis, Mass. Eye and Ear|
|Fellowship||Immunology, Schepens Eye Research Institute|
|Teaching Affiliation||Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School|
After graduating summa cum laude from St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, Dr. Dana received his undergraduate (Phi Beta Kappa), graduate, and medical education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. After an internship in Internal Medicine, he performed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases at The Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Subsequently, Dr. Dana came to Boston for additional fellowship training in Immunology and Uveitis at Mass. Eye and Ear, and in Ocular and Transplantation Immunology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Schepens, where he was supported by both a Heed Fellowship and an Individual NIH-National Research Service Award grant. Additionally, Dr. Dana holds a MSc degree in Management from Harvard University.
Dr. Dana’s research is supported by R01 funding from the NIH in addition to grants from private research foundations, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, the US Department of Defense, and the Harvard Department of Ophthalmology Joint Clinical Research Center. Dr. Dana has authored over 190 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters (58), and has given more than 100 invited and named lectures worldwide. In addition, he served as editor of the "Eye and Systemic Disease" volume of The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology and served as member of the faculty of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Basic Clinical and Science Course where he is responsible for content in Cornea and External Diseases—the principal teaching tool for the thousands of American ophthalmology residents. He is Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of the Eye. Additionally, Dr. Dana is on the editorial board of the journals Cornea, The Ocular Surface, and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He is a recipient of multiple awards, including the Research to Prevent Blindness William and Mary Greve Special Scholar Award and Physician-Scientist Merit Award, the Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Cogan Award of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for his contributions to the field of ophthalmology and ophthalmic science.
Corneal diseases and transplantation, inflammatory corneal disorders, ocular surface reconstruction, corneal stem cells and surgery, clinical trials
Corneal diseases and transplantation, dry eye syndrome, inflammatory corneal disorders, corneal stem cells, clinical trials
Cursiefen C, Chen L, Saint-Geniez M, Hamrah P, Jin Y, Rashid S, Pytowski B, Persaud K, Wu Y, Streilein JW, Dana R. Nonvascular VEGF receptor 3 expression by corneal epithelium maintains avascularity and vision. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2006 Jul 25; 103(30): 11405-10.