Brian J. Song, M.D.




Korean, English

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3670
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Brian Song is an ophthalmologist in Mass. Eye and Ear's Glaucoma Service who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, as well as combined glaucoma and cataract surgery. He currently cares for patients in Mass. Eye and Ear's main campus in Boston as well as Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood in the Longwood Medical Area.

After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with general honors and a BA in Public Health - Natural Sciences, Dr. Song completed his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University Medical Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to joining Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Song completed his glaucoma fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, where he was a Clinical Instructor at both Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

As a K12 Scholar in the Harvard Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program, Dr. Song focuses his research on the development and validation of telemedical methods for for glaucoma evaluation. Currently, he is conducting exploratory studies in manual and automated methods for optic nerve evaluation and imaging for glaucomatous features  which can be utilized for remote glaucoma screening. In addition, he is also evaluating remote visual function tests with the potential to supplement nonmydriatic optic nerve imaging for teleglaucoma evaluation

He has been awarded numerous honors for his research including the Dean's Award for Research Excellence from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Top Resident Research Presentation in Ophthalmology from the New York Academy of Medicine, a National Eye Institutes Travel Grant for the 2008 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, and the Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists Award from the American Glaucoma Society.

Clinical Interests

Medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts

Research Interests

Telemedical methods for glaucoma evaluation, optic nerve imaging


For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Aqueous vascular endothelial growth factor and endothelin-1 levels in branch retinal vein occlusion associated with normal tension glaucoma. Sin BH, Song BJ, Park SP. J Glaucoma 2013;22:104-109.

Bilateral vision loss responsive to steroids. Lee MD, Song BJ, Odel JG, Sadun AA. Surv Ophthalmol 2012;58(6):634-639.

Intravitreal recombinant human erythropoietin: A safety study in rabbits. Song BJ, Cai H, Chang S, Tsai JC, Forbes M, Del Priore LV.Curr Eye Res 2008;33:750-760.

Hemorrhagic complications from glaucoma surgery in patients on anticoagulation therapy or antiplatelet therapy. Law SK, Song BJ, Yu F, Kurbanyan K, Yang TA, Caprioli J. Am J Ophthalmol 2008;145:736-746.

Feasibility and efficacy of a massive switch from latanoprost to bimatoprost in glaucoma patients in a pre-paid health maintenance organization. Law SK, Song BJ, Fang E, Caprioli J. Ophthalmology;2005;112:2123-2130.

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  • Public Health - Natural Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, BA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, M.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center


  • Glaucoma, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California at Los Angeles