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

Staff Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital


Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service



Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Board Eligible


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



Dr. Whitman is an Instructor in 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.

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

Whitman, MC, E Engle, DG Hunter (2015) Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles. Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center.

Whitman M, Hunter DG, Engle EC. Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles. 2004 Apr 27 [Updated 2016 Jan 14]. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2016.

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


  • Ophthalmology, Columbia University


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital