Aisha S. Traish, M.D.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Cornea and External Diseases

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-573-3202
Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3202
Stoneham - Eye Center
1 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 617-573-3202
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Traish is a clinician-educator and member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cornea and Refractive Surgery services. She is also an ophthalmic hospitalists, who performs ophthalmic consultations and supervises residents at our inpatient partners (Mass General, Brigham and Faulkner).  She specializes in cataract surgery and corneal disease. She sees adult general ophthalmology patients at the Longwood campus and the Stoneham satellite clinic. In addition, she sees pediatric cornea patients at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on resident cataract surgery education and pediatric ocular surface and congenital corneal disease.

After completing her Ophthalmology residency in 2009 and Cornea fellowship in 2010 at Mass. Eye and Ear, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as an Assistant Professor. She received the Golden Apple Teaching Award the first two consecutive years as faculty and then served as the Associate Residency Director until she left UIC in 2015. Since then she spent two years in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she practiced as part of a prestigious multi-specialty group, Charlotte Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Associates. She also spent a year at the Cook County Hospitals in Chicago as a clinician educator.

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Clinical Interests

Cataracts, ocular surface lesions, pediatric cornea

Research Interests

Resident education, pediatric congenital corneal and ocular surface diseases, patient education 


View her publications on PubMed.

Chen J, Leiderman Y, Traish A. Traumatic Cataract and Heterochromia Iridis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov 1;134(11):1323-1324.

Pittner A, Nolan M, Traish A, Farooq A, Feder R, Hill G, Dwarakanathan S, McGaghie W, Bouchard C.    Standardized approach to training for cataract surgery skill evaluation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Jun;42(6):855-63.

Ali MH, Traish AS. Elevated Intraocular Pressure and Endothelial Cell Loss Following Iris Color Change. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug 1;134(8):939-40.

Zhou M, Farooq AV, Andreoli MT, Ali M, Traish AS. Bilateral Rhizopus keratitis in a cocaine user. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;51(1):e21-3.

Feinstein E, Farooq AV, Lin AY, Traish AS. Bilateral conjunctival tuberculosis presenting as mass lesions. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;50(1):e11-3.



  • Accelerated B.A./M.D. Program Boston University, BA
  • Boston University School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


  • Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery Service, Chief Cornea Fellow, Massachusetts Eye and Ear