Paul B. Greenberg, M.D.





Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

30 Man Mar Drive
Suite 2
Plainville, MA 02762
Phone: 508-695-9550
One Randall Square
Suite 203
Providence, RI 02904
Phone: 401-453-4600



Dr. Paul Greenberg is a member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Retina Service and Lecturer on Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in the treatment of medical retinal disease with a clinical focus on diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Greenberg received a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Tulane University School of Medicine and, following a tour of duty in the US Air Force, a fellowship in medical retina at Tufts University School of Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Carmen Puliafito.

Actively involved in medical student and resident education, Dr. Greenberg has received numerous awards for teaching and mentoring, and is the recipient of an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is active in several professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New England Ophthalmological Society, and the Rhode Island Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

As a clinician scientist, Dr. Greenberg's research interests include retinal vascular disease, ophthalmic health services research, ophthalmic medical education and ocular epidemiology, and he is widely published on these topics.

In addition to his Harvard Ophthalmology appointment, Dr. Greenberg is on the faculty at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he serves as a Clinical Professor of Surgery (Ophthalmology), Associate Program Director for the Brown/Rhode Island Hospital Ophthalmology Residency Program and Chief of Ophthalmology at the Providence VA Medical Center.

Clinical Interests

Retinal vascular disease

Research Interests

Ophthalmic health services research, ophthalmic medical education, ocular epidemiology, retinal disease


Patterns of ocular injury from paintball trauma. Tseng VL, Linakis JG, Mello MJ, Greenberg PB. Eye (Lond). 2014 Jul 11.

Are clinical practice guidelines for cataract and glaucoma trustworthy? Young BK, Wu CM, Wu AM, Margo CE, Greenberg PB. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jun 19.

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor for macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion. Braithwaite T, Nanji AA, Lindsley K, Greenberg PB. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 May 1;5:CD007325.

Retinal implants: a systematic review. Chuang AT, Margo CE, Greenberg PB. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;98(7):852-6.

Retinal implants: analysis of the news media perspective. Chuang AT, Chen AJ, Chan JJ, Margo CE, Greenberg PB. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;132(1):119-20.

Inspecting the Inspector General's report on cataract surgery in the United States Veterans Health Administration. Greenberg PB, Young BK, Margo CE, French DD. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Dec;39(12):1930-2.

Ophthalmic resident education on preventable surgical errors. Chen AJ, Chan JJ, Scott IU, Greenberg PB. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep;131(9):1238-40.

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  • Economics, University of Chicago, BA
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Tulane University School of Medicine


  • Medical Retina, New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine