Seanna Grob, M.D., MAS

Harvard Medical School

Instructor in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, Ocular Trauma Service (2016-2017)

Research Summary

Research Summary

As the Director of the Ocular Trauma Service, Dr. Grob will be evaluating patient outcomes and surgical approaches to ocular trauma. Through her research, she hopes to improve patient outcomes and patient quality of life in the setting of eye trauma.  Previously, Dr. Grob conducted research on the genetics of eye diseases, and the pharmacogenetics of treatment response to anti-VEGF therapy in macular degeneration. Specifically, she played an important role in identifying unique genetic mutations associated with familial eye diseases.  She also has conducted research in collaboration with subspecialists in Mass. Eye and Ear’s Oculoplastics Service, spanning topics such as multiple myeloma, primary orbital malignancies, and emergent orbital neoplasms. 

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Campbell AA, Grob SR, Yoon MK. Novel surgical approaches to the orbit. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct-Dec;22(4):435-41

Grob SR, Campbell A, Lefebvre DR, Yoon MK. External versus endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015 Fall;55(4):51-62.

Campbell AA, Grob SR, Freitag SK. Controversies in sentinel lymph node biopsy for ocular neoplasms. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015 Fall;55(4):73-9. 

Zhao L, Chen XJ, Zhu J, Xi YB, Yang X, Hu LD, Ouyang H, Patel SH, Jin X, Lin D, Wu F, Flagg K, Cai H, Li G, Cao G, Lin Y, Chen D, Wen C, Chung C, Wang Y, Qiu A, Yeh E, Wang W, Hu X, Grob S, Abagyan R, Su Z, Tjondro HC, Zhao XJ, Luo H, Hou R, Perry JJ, Gao W, Kozak I, Granet D, Li Y, Sun X, Wang J, Zhang L, Liu Y, Yan YB, Zhang K.. Lanosterol reverses protein aggregation in cataracts. Nature. 2015 Jul 30;523(7562):607-11.

Grob SR, Jakobiec FA, Stagner AM, Colby KA. Diffuse epibulbar complex lacrimal-cartilaginous choristoma: diagnostic clues and management. Cornea. 2015 Oct;34(10):1321-3.

Grob S, Jakobiec F, Rashid A, Yoon M. Chalazia associated with bortezomib therapy and multiple myeloma. Ophthalmology. 2014 Sep;121 (9):1845-1847.

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2006: BA, Molecular and Cell Biology with Emphasis in Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Berkeley and Minor in Education

2011: MAS, Master of Advanced Studies of Clinical Research, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

2012: MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2013: Internship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

2016: Ophthalmology Residency, Harvard Medical School


2012: Stein Institute of for Research on Aging (SIRA) Award, Senior Award, UCSD

2012: Excellence in Ophthalmology Award, Senior Award, UCSD

2012: The John and Lola Ross Award in the Science and Culture of Medicine, Senior Award USCD

2014 & 2015: Ophthalmology Times Resident Writers Award Program, 2nd Place

2016: ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award