Eric A. Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Inherited Retinal Disorders Service


Inherited Retinal Disorders


Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3621
Fax: 617-573-3661
Accepting New Patients



For more information about Dr. Pierce, please visit his profile on the Ocular Genomics Institute website.

Dr. Eric Pierce is a full-time clinician scientist. He is Director of the Ocular Genomics Institute at Mass. Eye and Ear, and the William F. Chatlos Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

As a group, retinal degenerations are a common cause of blindness. The overall goal of Dr. Pierce's clinical and research program has been to improve the understanding of the molecular bases of inherited retinal degenerations and related cilia disorders so that rational therapies can be developed for these diseases.

Dr. Pierce pursues his objectives through a combination of laboratory-based investigation of retinal biology and disease, clinical care of children and adults with retinal degenerative disorders, and clinical research. Dr. Pierce is currently working to develop gene therapy for several forms of retinal degeneration.

For a full publication list, please see his CV.

To learn more about Dr. Pierce, read his "Meet a Specialist" profile here.



  • Biochemistry, Dartmouth College, AB
  • Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D.
  • Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Health Sciences and Technology Division, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital