Zhonghui Katie Luo, M.D., Ph.D.



Cornea and External Diseases

Refractive Surgery



Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-936-6156
Fax: 617-936-6186
Accepting New Patients



As a member of both the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service and the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service, Dr. Katie Luo expertly manages a variety of common eye problems. Her practice focuses on complex cataract surgeries, premium cataract surgeries, laser refractive surgeries and ocular graft vs. host disease.

Dr. Luo graduated from Nanjing University in China with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a master's degree in Molecular Biology. She later attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she earned a master's degree in Pathology, a PhD in Cell Biology, and her medical degree. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and then continued her subspecialty training in Cornea Disease, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear.

As a clinician scientist, Dr. Luo is focuses her research on ocular graft vs. host disease and cataracts.

In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Luo teaches and mentors medical students, resident, and fellows at HMS. She also directs the global community service Project Gafas.

Throughout her career, Dr. Luo has been honored with numerous awards and scholarships. She enjoys patient education, patient empowerment and is loved by her patients.

Clinical Interests

Complex cataracts, premium cataracts, laser refractive procedures and ocular graft vs. host disease

Read Dr. Luo's take on the best time to have cataract surgery.

Research Interests

Ocular graft vs. host disease and clinic cataract research


Successful outcome of an extended depth of focus intraocular lens targeted for an unconventional refractive aim. Nguyen HV, Luo ZK. 2018 Resident Writers Award Program. Ophthalmology Times.

Does having children earlier help you see things more clearly. Luo ZK, Wu DM. Editorial. Menopause 2017; 24(9):994 -5.

Current and potential applications of anterior segment optical coherence tomography in contact lens fittingLuo ZK, Jacobs DS. Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep-Nov; 27(5-6): 133-7.

Nonantibiotic therapy in the management of bacterial keratitisLuo ZK, Chodosh J. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Fall; 51(4): 157-66.

The incidence of intraocular foreign bodies and other intraocular findings in patients with corneal metal foreign bodies. Luo Z, Gardiner M. Ophthalmology. 2010 Nov; 117(11): 2218-21.

H3 tri-methyl K9 and H3 acetyl K9 chromatin modifications are associated with Class Switch Recombination. Kuang FL, Luo Z, Scharff MD. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2009 Mar 31;106(13):5288-93.

Differential regulation of histone acetylation and generation of mutations in switch regions is associated with Ig class switching. Li Z, Luo Z, Scharff MD. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2004;101(43):15428-33.

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  • Biochemistry, Nanjing University, China, BS
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D.
  • Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ph.D.
  • Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.S.


  • Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


  • Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear