Carolyn Kloek, M.D.

Clinical Director of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood

Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-573-3202
Fax: 617-936-6186



Dr. Carolyn Kloek is a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Mass. Eye and Ear who provides consultation and treatment for cataracts, eye injuries, and various other ocular disorders.

A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Kloek obtained her MD from Harvard Medical School. She then completed an ophthalmology residency in the HMS Department of Ophthalmology and served as Chief Resident at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Actively involved in medical student and resident education, Dr. Kloek has received numerous awards for her teaching and educational efforts. In 2008, she was selected by Harvard ophthalmology residents to receive the HMS Teacher of the Year Award, reflecting her outstanding mentoring skills and efforts in medical education. In addition, Women in Ophthalmology honored Dr. Kloek with the 2014 Emerging Leader Award for her extraordinary leadership and dedication to ophthalmology. Dr. Kloek was also the recipient of the 2014 Pinnacle Award for Achievement in the Professions.

In addition, she has led multiple curricular initiatives for the Harvard Ophthalmology Residency Training Program. In collaboration with Dr. John Loewenstein, she developed and implemented a progressive, step-wise surgical curriculum to improve the learning experience for trainees. Today, she serves as Director of the HMS Ophthalmology Residency Training Program.

Dr. Kloek's research activities complement her dedication to teaching and focus on advancing ophthalmology education. In 2009, she was awarded an HMS Shore Fellowship for her contributions to the development of the Mass. Eye and Ear Cataract MasterTM, an innovative e-learning tool to train ophthalmology residents in the cognitive skills required in cataract surgery. She also was honored with a prestigious HMS Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, which supported the development of a standardized online ophthalmology curriculum designed to enhance the training of U.S. medical school students and to prepare graduates to more effectively triage and manage a wide variety of ophthalmic diseases.

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive ophthalmology, cataracts, eye trauma

Research Interests

Medical education, surgical outcomes


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

A broadly applicable surgical teaching method: evaluation of a stepwise introduction to cataract surgery. Kloek CE, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Chang K, Kuperwaser M, Newman LR, Lane AM, Loewenstein JI. J Surg Educ. 2014 Mar-Apr;71(2):169-75.

Achieving target refraction after cataract surgery. Simon SS, Chee YE, Haddadin RI, Veldman PB, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Brauner SC, Chang KK, Chen SH, Gardiner MF, Greenstein SH, Kloek CE, Chen TC. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb;121(2):440-4.

Effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion pressure, and ocular pulse amplitude: a randomized controlled trial. Jiwani AZ, Rhee DJ, Brauner SC, Gardiner MF, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Chen SH, Grosskreutz CL, Chang KK, Kloek CE, Greenstein SH, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Pasquale DL, Chaudhry S, Loomis S, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Turalba AV. Eye (Lond). 2012 Aug;26(8):1122-30.

A multicenter analysis of the ophthalmic knowledge assessment program and American Board of Ophthalmology written qualifying examination performance. Lee AG, Oetting TA, Blomquist PH, Bradford G, Culican SM, Kloek C, Krishnan C, Lauer AK, Levi L, Naseri A, Rubin SE, Scott IU, Tao J, Tuli S, Wright MM, Wudunn D, Zimmerman MB. Ophthalmology. 2012 Oct;119(10):1949-53.

Characteristics of traumatic cataract wound dehiscence. Kloek CE, Andreoli MT, Andreoli CM. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Aug; 152(2): 229-33.

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  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dartmouth College, BA
  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.


  • Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School