Scott Greenstein, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Greenstein specializes in cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology and has a particular interest in providing second opinions. He teaches cataract surgery techniques to Harvard Medical School Ophthalmology residents at Mass. Eye and Ear and to residents from around the country at the annual Harvard Intensive Cataract Surgery Training Course. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He collaborates in clinical research with the glaucoma and cornea services at Mass Eye and Ear.


1977: B.A., cum laude, Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania

1981: M.D., Alpha Omega Alpha, Cornell University Medical College

Postgraduate Training

1982: Internship, Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

1985: Residency, Ophthalmology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

Academic Appointments

2015-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2007-2016: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

1985-1987: Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology, Cornell University Medical College


Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Retinal detachment in the morning glory anomaly. Haik BG, Greenstein SH, Smith ME, Abramson DH, Ellsworth RM. Ophthalmology. Dec 1984; 91(12): 1638-47.

The white caruncle: Sign of a keratinous cyst arising from a sebaceous gland duct. Jakobiec FA, Mehta M, Greenstein SH, Colby K. Cornea. April 2010; 29(4): 453-455.

Effects of caffeinated coffee consumption on intraocular pressure, ocular perfusion pressure, and ocular pulse amplitude: a randomized controlled trial. 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. Eye (Lond). 2012 Aug;26(8):1122-30.

Retrospective analysis of patients self-referred to comprehensive ophthalmology seeking second opinions. Gologorsky D, Greenstein SHClin Ophthalmol. 2013;7:1099-102.

Achieving target refraction after cataract surgery. Simon SS, Chee YE, Haddadin RI, Veldman PB, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Brauner SC, Chang KK, Chen SH, Gardiner MF, Greenstein SH, Kloek CE, Chen TC. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb;121(2):440-4.

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