Matthew F. Gardiner, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Associate Chief for Clinical Operations
Director, Emergency Ophthalmology Services
Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear, Stoneham
Associate Medical Director of Quality and Outcomes

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Gardiner is interested in anterior segment surgery and emergency ophthalmology. With a particular interest in eye trauma and anterior segment reconstruction following eye injuries, he spends time writing as well as speaking locally and to the lay press about the importance of eye protection and safety. He works closely with the other departments of Mass. Eye and Ear to create guidelines for trainees and consultants with regard to their roles the Emergency Department. He has won the Teacher of the Year award twice.

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1992: BA, Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors, Biology, Haverford College

1996: MD, University of Pennsylvania

Postgraduate Training

1999: Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

2002: Residency, Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania

2003: Fellowship, Anterior Segment Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

2013-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2004-2013: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


Selected Publications

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  1. Luo Z, Gardiner MThe incidence of intraocular foreign bodies and other intraocular findings in patients with corneal metal foreign bodies. Ophthalmology. 2010 Nov;117(11):2218-21.
  2. Corneal and Scleral Lacerations. Gardiner MF. In: Clinical Atlas of Procedures in Ophthalmic Surgery. Lucarelli MJ, Albert DM (Eds.), 2010. New York: Oxford University Press.
  3. Golde KT, Gardiner MFBacterial conjunctivitis in children: a current review of pathogens and treatment. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Fall;51(4):85-92.
  4. Comander J, Gardiner M, Loewenstein J. High-resolution optical coherence tomography findings in solar maculopathy and the differential diagnosis of outer retinal holes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep;152(3):413-419.e6.
  5. Jiwani AZ, Rhee DJ, Brauner SC, Gardiner MF, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Chen SH, Grosskreutz CL, Chang KK, Kloek CE, Greenstein SH, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Pasquale DL, Chaudhry S, Loomis S, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Turalba AV. Effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion pressure, and ocular pulse amplitude: a randomized controlled trial. Eye (Lond). 2012 Aug;26(8):1122-30.