Deeba Husain, M.D., Joins Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Retina Consultants, Stoneham and the Retina Service of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston


BOSTON (April 26, 2013) – Deeba Husain, M.D. will join the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Retina Service as a member of the full-time staff in May, 2013. Dr. Husain is a board certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal specialist. As a clinician scientist, her clinical interests span macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusions, and medical and surgical management of all vitreoretinal conditions including retinal detachment and macular holes.

Dr. Husain will serve as site director of Mass. Eye and Ear, Retina Consultants located at 3 Woodland Road in Stoneham, joining Drs. Daniel Esmaili, M.D., Dean Eliott, M.D., Leo A. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., and Jason Comander, M.D., Ph.D. The practice opened in January 2012 and offers Stoneham and surrounding communities a full range of expert subspecialty medical and surgical care for retina-related eye conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye diseases.

“Dr. Husain is a highly skilled and accomplished retina physician who adds a significant level of in-depth knowledge to our already outstanding team at Retina Consultants,” said Department of Ophthalmology Chair at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO, adding, “We are very excited to be here and believe that we offer a valuable service to the community. With Dr. Husain on board, we will continue to reach out and partner with neighboring hospitals and referring physicians to make accessible, affordable and high quality retinal care readily available to their patients.”

Dr. Husain attended medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India. In 1995, she joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear to conduct post-doctoral research in photodynamic therapy and age-related macular degeneration with Evangelos Gragoudas, MD and Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO.  She subsequently completed ophthalmology residency training at Harvard Medical School, followed by subspecialty training as a vitreoretinal fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear.  In 2003, Dr. Husain was recruited to the Boston University School of Medicine, where she currently serves as Director of the Retina Service and Director of the Retina Fellowship training program at the institution.
Actively involved in retina research, Dr. Husain has contributed numerous book chapters, review articles, and original papers in peer review journals. She has presented her work at various national and international Retina meetings. At Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Husain will continue her translational research in diseases of the Retina with a focus on age-related macular degeneration.  She speaks Hindi and Urdu.

Dr. Husain will be seeing patients at Retina Consultants in Stoneham and at Mass. Eye and Ear’s main Charles Street campus in Boston. To refer a patient or to make an appointment with Retina Consultants, please call 781-662-5520. For appointments at Mass. Eye and Ear’s main Charles Street campus in Boston, call 617-573-3202.

About Mass. Eye and Ear, Retina Consultants
Specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear Retina Consultants are equipped to treat diseases affecting the vitreous, macula, and retina. They employ the most advanced tools in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration and other diseases of the retina. All specialists are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

About Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck.  After uniting with Schepens Eye Research Institute in 2011, Mass. Eye and Ear in Boston became the world's largest vision and hearing research center, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere through discovery and innovation.  Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology through residency training as well as clinical and research fellowships.  Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex.  U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Survey” has consistently ranked the Mass. Eye and Ear Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology as top five in the nation.  For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit MassEyeAndEar.org.