Kathryn M. Hatch, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director of Health Care Contracting and Payor Policies
Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear, Waltham
Clinical Associate, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliates

Research Summary

Dr. Hatch's main areas of focus are on advanced techniques in cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and intraoperative aberrometry, refractive surgery (laser vision correction), and advanced techniques in corneal transplantation. She was the first person in New England to perform intralase enabled deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (IE-DALK) and is doing the most advanced techniques in endothelial keratoplasty, including DMEK (descemets membrane endothelial keratopasty).

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Moreira, H, Hatch KM, Greenberg, P. Benchmarking outcomes in resident-performed cataract surgery with toric intraocular lenses. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013;41(6): 624-6.

Talamo JH, Hatch KM, Woodcock EC. Delayed epithelial closure after PRK associated with topical besifloxacin use. Cornea. 2013;32(10) 1365-8.

Hatch KM and Talamo JH. Laser-assisted cataract surgery: benefits and barriers. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;25(1):54-61.

Hatch KH, Schultz T, Talamo JH, Dick HB. Femtosecond laser-assisted compared to standard cataract surgery for removal of advanced cataracts. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015;41(9):1833-8

Hatch KH, Woodcock, EC, and Talamo JH. Toric IOL selection and positioning with and without intraoperative aberrometry. J Refract Surg. 2015;31(4):237-42.

View a complete list of publications at PubMed.gov>>

Biosketch

Education

2003: MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2004-2007
Ophthalmology Resident, New York University/Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

2007-2008
Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellow, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Honors

2005: First Prize Honors (Best Scientific Poster), Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc.

2012: Teaching Award, Brown Ophthalmology Residency