Sherleen Chen, M.D.

Director, Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-573-6922



Dr. Sherleen Chen is Director of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service and provides a range of eye care services from routine examinations to the management of complex ophthalmic diseases. She specializes in cataract surgery. In 2011, the Boston Globe named her a Boston Super Doctor, recognizing her among the top 5 percent of physicians in the Boston area.

After obtaining her medical training from Harvard Medical School (HMS), Dr. Chen completed her ophthalmology residency, also at HMS. Subsequently, she served as Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Center at Mass. Eye and Ear. In this role, she supervised clinical and surgical training in the Emergency Department as well as in Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

Dr. Chen teaches medical students, residents, clinical fellows, and research fellows. She frequently is invited to lecture and has given talks nationally and internationally, formally teaching her peers through the New England Ophthalmic Society. In addition, she serves as an editor for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology. She also serves on several committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Board of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Clinical Interests

Primary eye care and cataract surgery

Research Interests

Cataract surgery


For a full list of publications, please see her CV.

Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and cataract surgery. Tanhehco T, Chen SHInt Ophthalmol Clin. 2010 Winter; 50(1): 81-93.

Cataract surgery and diabetes. Shah AS, Chen SHCurr Opin Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan; 21(1): 4-9.

Complications of cataract extractionChen S, Gragoudas E. Semin Ophthalmol. 2002 Sep-Dec; 17(3-4): 101.

Epithelial and fibrous downgrowth: mechanisms of diseaseChen SH, Pineda R 2nd. Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2002 Mar; 15(1): 41-8.

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  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School