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


Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Cornea and External Diseases

Refractive Surgery

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

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



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 routine and complex cataract cases, cornea surface diseases, such as routine and recurrent pterygium, 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 broadly interested in research regarding a variety of clinical practices and resident education.

In addition to her clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Luo also teaches and mentors medical students, resident, and fellows at HMS.

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


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.

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

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

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.


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program


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