Elizabeth Fortin, M.D.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology




Board Certification

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Board Eligible

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3412
Fax: 617-573-3851
578 Main Street
Suite 102
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 617-573-3202
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Fortin is a member of the Neuro-ophthalmology Service who specializes in disorders affecting the optic pathways, the extraocular muscles, the neuro-muscular junction, and central nervous system conditions affecting vision.

Her research focuses on diseases affecting the optic nerve including optic neuritis, non arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). She also has a research interests in diseases affecting the neuro-muscular junction and extraocular muscles and including myasthenia gravis and thyroid eye disease. These conditions have a significant impact in patient's visual functioning and quality of life and Dr. Fortin is working on improving their diagnosis and management.

For more information, download her CV [PDF].

Clinical Interests

Optic Neuritis, NAION, giant cell arteritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, cranial neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease, cataract surgery

Research Interests

Optic neuritis, NAION, giant cell arteritis, myasthenia gravis, thyroid eye disease


Lareau-Trudel E, Fortin E, Gauthier M, Morissette E, Lavoie S, Mathieu J. Epidemiological surveillance of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Saguenay RegionCan J Neurol Sci, 2013: 40: 705-709

Fortin E, Cestari D, Weinberg D. Ocular myasthenia gravis: an update on diagnosis and treatmentCurr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;29(6):477-484.

Lee Z, Fortin E. Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Eye Disease. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;29(6):528-534.

Fortin E, Prasad S.  Bilateral optic neuritis from acute HIV infection. Neurology: Clinical practice. Dec 2018.

Fortin E, Gaier E. Pseudohemangioma in non-arteritic anterior ischemic neuropathy. Ophthalmology. 2018 Jun 125(6)903.

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  • Music Interpretation – Violin, Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay, BA
  • Science, Chicoutimi College, DEC
  • Sherbrooke University Center, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Sherbrooke University Center


  • Neuro-ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear