Gena Heidary, M.D., Ph.D.


Strabismus, Adult

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617 355-6401
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Hediary serves as the Director of the Neuro-ophthalmology Service at Boston Chidren's Hospital. She specializes in strabismus and amblyopia, cataracts in children, and neurofibromatosis.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric cataracts, strabismus


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Peeler CE, Edmond JC, Hollander J, Alexander JK, Zurakowski D, Ullrich NJ, Manley PE, Heidary GVisual and ocular motor outcomes in children with posterior fossa tumors. J AAPOS. 2017 Oct;21(5):375-379. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

Sheldon CA, Paley GL, Xiao R, Kesler A, Eyal O, Ko MW, Boisvert CJ, Avery RA, Salpietro V, Phillips PH, Heidary G, McCormack SE, Liu GT. Pediatric Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Age, Gender, and Anthropometric Features at Diagnosis in a Large, Retrospective, Multisite Cohort. Ophthalmology. 2016 Nov;123(11):2424-2431. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Wan MJ, Ullrich NJ, Manley PE, Kieran MW, Goumnerova LC, Heidary GLong-term visual outcomes of optic pathway gliomas in pediatric patients without neurofibromatosis type 1. J Neurooncol. 2016 Aug;129(1):173-8. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary GVisual outcomes in pediatric optic neuritis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep;158(3):503-7.e2. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

Heidary G, Calderwood L, Cox GF, Robson CD, Teot LA, Mullon J, Anselm I. Optic atrophy and a Leigh-like syndrome due to mutations in the c12orf65 gene: report of a novel mutation and review of the literature. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Mar;34(1):39-43.

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  • Classics, Stanford University, BA
  • Biological Sciences, Stanford University, M.S.
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.D.
  • Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.


  • Presbyterian Hospital


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Neuro-ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear