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



When calling to schedule an appointment with Dr. Heidary, please specify the Mass. Eye and Ear office location.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric cataracts, strabismus


Using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography to detect optic neuropathy in patients with craniosynostosis. Dagi LR, Tiedemann LM, Heidary G, Robson CD, Hall AM, Zurakowski D. J AAPOS. 2014 Dec;18(6):543-9.

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

Abnormal white matter tractography of visual pathways detected by high-angular-resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) corresponds to visual dysfunction in cortical/cerebral visual impairment. Bauer CM, Heidary G, Koo BB, Killiany RJ, Bex P, Merabet LB. J AAPOS. 2014 Aug;18(4):398-401.

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

Optic nerve appearance in patients with Down syndrome. Schneier AJ, Heidary G, Ledoux DM. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Jan-Feb;50(1):60.

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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.


  • Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (Ophthalmology)


  • Children's Hospital, Boston (Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)
  • Mass Eye and Ear, Boston MA (NeuroOphthalmology)