Elizabeth J. Rossin, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Ocular Trauma Service (2018-2019)



Emergency Eye Service

Eye Trauma

Main campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Accepting New Patients



As Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Service for the 2018-2019 academic year, Dr. Rossin oversees and coordinates trauma coverage at Mass. Eye and Ear and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, she serves as a mentor, teacher, and peer resource to Harvard Ophthalmology’s 24 residents.

Dr. Rossin's clinical and basic research in ophthalmology has focused on the genetics of diabetic retinopathy, as well as the development of novel network-based algorithms to understand the impact of genetic variation and therapeutic targeting of both human and viral proteins. Notably, in 2016, she was the inaugural recipient of the Gragoudas-Folkman Award for resident research.

Clinical Interests

Ophthalmology, retina, ocular trauma, 

Research Interests

Genetics of ophthalmic disease, protein structure biology, network theory


E. J. Rossin, D. VanderVeen D, Y. Yonekawa. Bilateral immediate sequential vitrectomy and lensectomy for bilateral lens dislocation in severe neonatal Marfan syndrome. In press. OSLI Retina 2018.

E. J. Rossin, D. VanderVeen D, Y. Yonekawa. Anterior-posterior persistent fetal vasculature with multiple stalks: Persistent vasa hyaloidea propria.” In Press. Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases. 2018.

E. J. Rossin & D. M. Wu. CRISPR-based Gene Editing: A Guide for the Clinician. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2017 Fall;57(4):151-164.

A. Lundby*, E. J. Rossin, et al. Annotation of loci from genome-wide association studies using tissue-specific quantitative interaction proteomics. Nat Methods. 2014 Aug;11(8):868-74
(Co-first author)

Rossin EJ, Lage K, Raychaudhuri S, Xavier RJ, Tatar D, Benita Y; International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Constortium, Cotsapas C, Daly MJ. Proteins encoded in genomic regions associated with immune-mediated disease physically interact and suggest underlying biology. PLoS Genet. 2011 Jan 13;7(1):e1001273



  • Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, MD, PhD


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School