Mary E Aronow, M.D.


Ophthalmic Oncology


Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Stoneham - Retina Consultants
1 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-662-5520
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Dr. Aronow is a member of the Retina and Ocular Oncology Services. She specializes in the full spectrum of pediatric and adult eye cancers, as well as in diseases of the retina.

Dr. Aronow earned her medical degree cum laude from Yale University School of Medicine. She then completed residency training in ophthalmology and subspecialty fellowship training in ocular oncology at the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  Following this, she completed a second fellowship in medical retina at the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Her research focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms that drive tumor metastasis in uveal melanoma, the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults. Specifically, she is investigating plasma tumor DNA in patients with uveal melanoma in order to understand how these levels correspond with response to treatment. The ultimate goal is to assess the efficacy of newly developed targeted therapies.

Clinical Interests

Adult and pediatric eye cancer, uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma, lymphoma, choroidal hemangioma, ocular surface tumors, tuberous sclerosis complex, von Hippel Lindau disease

Research Interests

Uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma, lymphoma


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Singh AD, Medina CA, Singh N, Aronow ME, Biscotti CV, Triozzi PL. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of uveal melanoma: outcomes and complications. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr;100(4):456-62.

Campochiaro PA, Hafiz G, Mir TA, Scott AW, Zimmer-Galler I, Shah SM, Wenick AS, Brady CJ, Han I, He L, Channa R, Poon D, Meyerle C, Aronow ME, Sodhi A, Handa JT, Kherani S, Han Y, Sophie R, Wang G, Qian J. Pro-permeability factors in diabetic macular edema; the diabetic macular edema treated with ozurdex trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016;168:13-23.

Aronow ME, Murray TG, Shields CL. Key Opinion Leaders: Diagnosing and managing choroidal nevi and melanoma. Retina Times. 2015;33(5):32-41.

Aronow ME, Shen D, Hochman J, Chan CC. Intraocular lymphoma models. Ocular Oncol Pathol. 2015;1:214-22.

Aronow ME. Ocular adnexal lymphoma: evidence-based treatment approach. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015;55(1):97-109.

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  • Cornell University, BS
  • Bryn Mawr College, Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
  • Yale University School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Brigham & Women's Hospital


  • Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute


  • Ophthalmic Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute
  • Medical Retina, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health