Christian E. Song, M.D.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Refractive Surgery

Corneal Cross-linking



Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
1601 Trapelo Road
Reservoir Place, Ste. 184
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 1-833-LASER-99



Dr. Christian E. Song is a full-time member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service. He treats patients with a variety of ophthalmic conditions, specializing in routine and complex cataract and anterior segment surgery, and laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK). He also manages common eye problems such as dry eye and pterygium. Dr. Song sees patients at Mass. Eye and Ear's main campus, as well as in Stoneham and Waltham. At Mass. Eye and Ear, Waltham, he is one of two LASIK surgeons.

After graduating magna cum laude with honors in biology from New York University, he completed his medical training and ophthalmology residency at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Song then completed fellowship training in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He subsequently served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Adjunct Clinical Instructor at New York University School of Medicine where he was dedicated to the clinical and surgical teaching of residents prior to joining the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

As a clinician educator, Dr. Song teaches and mentors medical students and residents at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive ophthalmology, cataract surgery, corneal disease and surgery, corneal cross-linking, laser vision correction surgery, glaucoma, pterygium, dry eye


For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Song C, Baharozian CJ, Hatch KM, Talamo JH. Rate of unplanned vitrectomies in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery compared to conventional phacoemulsification. J Refract Surg. 2018;34:610-4.

Song C, Baharozian CJ, Hatch KM, Talamo JH. Assessment of surgeon experience with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018;12:1373-7.

Baharozian CJ, Song C, Hatch KM, Talamo JH. A novel nomogram for the treatment of astigmatism with femtosecond-laser arcuate corneal incisions at the time of cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017;11:1841-8.

Defining 10-2 visual field progression criteria: exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis using pointwise linear regression. de Moraes CG, Song C, Liebmann JM, Simonson JL, Furlanetto RL, Ritch R. Ophthalmology. 2014 Mar;121(3):741-9.

Risk calculation variability over time in ocular hypertensive subjects. Song C, De Moraes CG, Forchheimer I, Prata TS, Ritch R, Liebmann JM. J Glaucoma. 2014 Jan;23(1):1-4.

Morphogenetic and cellular movements that shape the mouse cerebellum; insights from genetic fate mapping. Sgaier SK, Millet S, Villanueva MP, Berenshteyn F, Song C, Joyner AL. Neuron. 2005 Jan 6;45(1):27-40.

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  • Biology (with honors), New York University, BA
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine


  • Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital