Mary E Aronow, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Assistant Scientist

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affilations

Research Summary

Dr. Aronow's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the behavior of intraocular tumors including uveal melanoma, intraocular lymphoma, retinoblastoma, and other adult and pediatric eye cancers. She is particularly interested in methods for detecting micro-metastatic disease in eye cancer in order to provide intervention at earlier time points. Ultimately the goal is to develop promising adjuvant therapies to improve patient outcomes. 

Selected Publications

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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1997: BS, with Honors and Distinction, Cornell University

2000: Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, Bryn Mawr College

2006: MD, cum laude, Yale University School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2010: Residency, Ophthalmology, Cole Eye Institute

2011: Fellowship, Ophthalmic Oncology, Cole Eye Institute

2014: Fellowship, Medical Retina, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health


2003: Yale University School of Medicine Intensive Pedagogical Research Program      

2003: Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation Grant Award Recipient

2006: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Yale University Chapter      

2011: Best Fellow Paper/Presentation, Cole Eye Institute, Residents Day, Cleveland Clinic