Robert Mallery, M.D.

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Board Certification

  • Neurology

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Boston, MA 02114
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Dr. Robert Mallery is a neuro-ophthalmologist in Brigham and Women’s (BWH) Department of Neurology, who provides services every week to Mass. Eye and Ear’s Neuro-Ophthalmology Service. He has clinical expertise treating adult and pediatric patients with a wide range of neuro-ophthalmic conditions.

After receiving his BA in mathematics from Rice University, Dr. Mallery completed his medical training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he simultaneously earned a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. He completed his Neurology residency at BWH and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), followed by a Neuro-Ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Before joining Harvard Medical School, he was visiting faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa, where he developed a research program under the mentorship of Dr. Randy Kardon.

Dr. Mallery’s research focuses on utilizing structural and functional measures to better characterize visual pathway dysfunction in patients with optic nerve and neurologic disease. He has particular interest the development of novel functional biomarkers of neurologic dysfunction to assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurodegenerative disease.

Clinical Interests

Neuro-ophthalmology, optic neuropathy, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, diplopia, eye movement disorders, cortical vision loss

Research Interests

Multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, eye movements, optical coherence tomography (OCT), microperimetry, image processing, mathematical modeling, computational methods


For a full publications list, please see his CV.

Human discrimination of rotational velocitiesMallery RM, Olomu OU, Uchanski RM, Milichin VA, Hullar TE. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Jul; 204:11-20.

Relapsing course of immunoglobulin G4-related pachymeningitis. Shapiro KA, Bové RM, Volpicelli ER, Mallery RM, Stone JH.  Neurology. 2012 Aug 7;79(6):604-6.

Neuroimaging of the afferent visual systemMallery RM, Prasad S. Semin Neurol. 2012 Sep;32(4):273-319.

Isolated sixth nerve palsy from hemorrhage of a cavernous malformationMallery RM, Klein JP, Pless ML. J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Dec;32(4):335-7.

Cauda equina involvement in Susac’s syndrome. Allmendinger AM, Mallery RM, Magro CM, Wang N, Egan RA, Samuels MA, Callahan A, Viswanadhan N, Klufas RA, Hsu L, Prasad S. Neurol Sci. 2014 Feb 15;337(1-2):91-6.

Headache and the pseudotumor cerebri syndrome. Mallery RM, Friedman DI, andLiu GT. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2014 Sep;18(9):446.

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  • Rice University, BA
  • Washington University in St. Louis, MA
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, M.D.


  • Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia