Alice Carlyle Lorch, M.D., MPH


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Spanish (intermediate)

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-936-6156



Alice Lorch, MD, MPH is an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Program Director of the HMS Residency Program in Ophthalmology. Dr. Lorch graduated with a BS in Biology from Yale University and subsequently earned her MD at HMS. A graduate of the HMS Residency Program in Ophthalmology, Dr. Lorch served as Chief Resident and Director of the Trauma Service for the academic year 2014-15. After this, she accepted a position as a member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service at Mass. Eye and Ear while completing an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. In July 2018, she took on the role of Chief Quality Officer for Ophthalmology. Her research interests are centered around quality and outcomes, with current projects including tele-ophthalmology for urgent ophthalmic complaints and patient-reported-outcomes (PROMs) for cataract surgery. She is also interested in resident wellness and develops educational curricula on communication skills. She is the co-PI with Dr. Joan W. Miller of the IRIS Registry Research group at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Clinical Interests

Ocular trauma

Research Interests

Healthcare Quality and Outcomes


For a full list of publications, please see her CV.

Lorch A, Sobrin L. Prophylactic antibiotics in posttraumatic infectious endophthalmitis. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2013; 53(4):167-76.

Sanguansak T, Morley MG, Yospaiboon Y, Lorch A, Hedt B, Morley K. The impact of preprinted prescription forms on medication prescribing errors in an ophthalmology clinic in northeast Thailand: a non-randomised interventional study. BMJ Open. 2012; 2:e000539.

Geuke A, Morley MG, Morley K, Lorch A, Jackson ML Anxiety and Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. March 2012; 106(3).

Lorch, A, Lobo, A. “Iritis” in Schlossberg, D (Ed.), Clinical Infectious Disease, Second Edition.

Lorch A, Sobrin L. “Adamantiades-Behcet’s Disease” in Papaliodis, G (Ed.), Uveitis: A practical guide for the treatment of ocular inflammation (pending publication).

View a complete list of publications on>>

To learn more about Dr. Lorch, read her "Meet a Specialist" profile here.



  • Biology, Yale University, BS
  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School