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October 5, 2017Press Release

Mary E. Aronow, MD, Joins Mass. Eye and Ear Ophthalmic Oncology and Retina Service

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Boston, Mass. Mary E. Aronow, MD, a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained eye cancer specialist has recently joined the Ophthalmic Oncology and Retina Service at Mass. Eye and Ear. Dr. Aronow specializes in the full spectrum of adult and pediatric eye cancers, as well as medical diseases of the retina. She is currently accepting new patients at Mass. Eye and Ear’s main campus (243 Charles Street, Boston) and Stoneham (1 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham) location. 

“I am honored to be back at Mass. Eye and Ear, which has always been a leader in the field of ophthalmology. This center has a rich history of providing world-class care for patients with all forms of eye cancer,” Dr. Aronow said. “I could not be happier than to be joining the team here, to make an impact in our field, to give patients the best that medicine has to offer and to teach the next generation.”

Prior to arriving at Mass. Eye and Ear, Dr. Aronow was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Aronow developed a full-service eye cancer program.  She implemented several leading-edge techniques for the delivery of chemotherapy and also brought aboard advanced surgical treatments for eye cancers. 

Dr. Aronow’s clinical interests include the treatment of ocular melanoma, retinoblastoma, lymphoma, other intraocular tumors and conditions such as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and von Hippel-Lindau Disease. She also treats conditions of the retina such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that drive tumor metastasis in uveal melanoma, the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults, with a goal of developing new therapies.

Dr. Aronow earned her medical degree cum laude from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.   She received ophthalmology residency and  subspecialty fellowship training in ophthalmic oncology at the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. She then completed a second fellowship in Medical Retina at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

To make an appointment with Dr. Aronow, request one online or call 617-573-3202.

About Massachusetts Eye and Ear 

Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world's largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation. Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex. In the 2017–2018 “Best Hospitals Survey,” U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #2 in the nation ear, nose and throat care and #4 for eye care. For more information about life-changing care and research, or to learn how you can help, please visit