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Lucia Sobrin, M.D., MPH

Photo of Lucia Sobrin, M.D., MPH
Director, Morse Laser Centers
Specialties: Retina
Immunology and Uveitis
Phone Number: 617-573-4279
Fax: 617-573-3011
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Tuesday mornings
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
Graduate School Harvard School of Public Health
Medical School University of Miami School of Medicine
Residency Ophthalmology, University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Fellowship Vitreoretinal Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear
Fellowship Ocular Immunology and Uveitis, Mass. Eye and Ear
Teaching Affiliation Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Lucia Sobrin, M.D., MPH, is a full-time clinician scientist with the Retina and Uveitis Services at Mass. Eye and Ear, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology with Harvard Medical School, and a Department of Ophthalmology Scholar.

Clinical Interests

Retina, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy

Research Interests

Genetics of diabetic retinopathy, uveitis


For a full publication list, please see her CV. A representative list is available through

Sobrin L, Maller JB, Neale BM, Reynolds RC, Fagerness JA, Daly MJ, Seddon JM. Genetic profile for five common variants associated with age-related macular degeneration in densely affected families: a novel analytic approach. Eur J Hum Genet. 2010 Apr; 18(4): 496-501.

Neale BM, Fagerness J, Reynolds R, Sobrin L, Parker M, Raychaudhuri S, Tan PL, Oh EC, Merriam JE, Souied E, Bernstein PS, Li B, Frederick JM, Zhang K, Brantley MA Jr, Lee AY, Zack DJ, Campochiaro B, Campochiaro P, Ripke S, Smith RT, Barile GR, Katsanis N, Allikmets R, Daly MJ, Seddon JM. Genome-wide association study of advanced age-related macular degeneration identifies a role of the hepatic lipase gene (LIPC). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010 Apr 20; 107(16): 7395-400.

Sobrin L, Reynolds R, Yu Y, Fagerness J, Leveziel N, Bernstein PS, Souied EH, Daly MJ, Seddon JM. ARMS2/HTRA1 locus can confer differential susceptibility to the advanced subtypes of age-related macular degeneration. Am J  Ophthalmol. 2011 Feb; 151(2): 345-52.e3.

Sobrin L, Green T, Sim X, Jensen RA, Tai ES, Tay WT, Wang JJ, Mitchell P, Sandholm N, Liu Y, Hietala K, Iyengar SK, Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes-Eye Research Group, Brooks M, Buraczynska M, Van Zuydam N, Smith AV, Gudnason V, Doney AS, Morris AD, Leese GP, Palmer CN, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Swaroop A, Taylor HA Jr, Wilson JG, Penman A, Chen CJ, Groop PH, Saw SM, Aung T, Klein BE, Rotter JI, Siscovick DS, Cotch MF, Klein R, Daly MJ, Wong TY. Candidate gene association study for diabetic retinopathy in persons with type 2 diabetes: the Candidate gene Association Resource (CARe). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Sep; 52(10): 7593-602.

Yu Y, Bhangale TR, Fagerness J, Ripke S, Thorleifsson G, Tan PL, Souied EH, Richardson AJ, Merriam JE, Buitendijk GH, Reynolds R, Raychaudhuri S, Chin KA, Sobrin L, Evangelou E, Lee PH, Lee AY, Leveziel N, Zack DJ,  Campochiaro B, Campochiaro P, Smith RT, Barile GR, Guymer RH, Hogg R, Chakravarthy U, Robman LD, Gustafsson O, Sigurdsson H, Ortmann W, Behrens TW, Stefansson K, Uitterlinden AG, van Duijn CM, Vingerling JR, Klaver CC, Allikmets R, Brantley MA Jr, Baird PN, Katsanis N, Thorsteinsdottir U, Ioannidis JP, Daly MJ, Graham RR, Seddon JM. Common variants near FRK/COL10A1 and VEGFA are associated with advanced age-related macular degeneration. Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Sep 15; 20(18): 3699-709.

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