Mary C. Whitman, M.D., Ph.D.

Staff Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital


Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

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



Dr. Whitman is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital. After earning her Medical Degree at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Whitman completed her Ophthalmology residency at Columbus University/New York Presbyterian. She went on to complete a Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, with an emphasis on strabismus and genetic eye diseases and disorders.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Genetic Eye Diseases and Disorders

Research Interests

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Genetic Eye Diseases and Disorders


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Whitman MC, MacNeill K, Hunter DG. Bifocals Fail to Improve Stereopsis Outcomes in High AC/A Accommodative Esotropia. Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr;123(4):690-6.

Whitman MC, Andrews C, Chan WM, Tischfield MA, Stasheff SF, Brancati F, Ortiz-Gonzalez X, Nuovo S, Garaci F, MacKinnon SE, Hunter DG, Grant PE, Engle EC. Two unique TUBB3 mutations cause both CFEOM3 and malformations of cortical development. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Feb;170A(2):297-305.

Michalak SM*, Whitman MC*, Park JG*, Tischfield MA, Nguyen EH, Engle EC. Ocular Motor Nerve Development in the Presence and Absence of Extraocular Muscle. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Apr 1;58(4):2388-2396.

Whitman MC, Engle EC. Ocular Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders (CCDDs): Insights into Axon Growth and Guidance. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Aug1;26(R1):R37-R44 PMID:28459979

Whitman MC, Vanderveen DK. Complications of pediatric cataract surgery. Semin Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Nov;29(5-6):414-20.

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  • Biochemical Sciences, Harvard College, AB
  • Neurobiology, Yale University, Ph.D.
  • Yale School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Internal Medicine, New York University


  • Ophthalmology, Columbia University


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital