Alice C. Lorch, M.D., MPH

Harvard Medical School

Director of Ophthalmology Residency Training Program
Instructor in Ophthalmology

Mass. Eye and Ear

Chief Quality Officer, Ophthalmology

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Lorch’s primary research interests include healthcare quality and outcomes. She is currently investigating the use of telemedicine for urgent ophthalmic problems in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Emergency Room. She has studied the impact of health conditions and health education in Chile and investigated methods for reducing prescription errors in Thailand. She has also performed original research on vision rehabilitation outcomes and three-dimensional imaging of corneal anatomy using ocular coherence tomography (OCT).

Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Lorch AC, Kloek CE. An evidence-based approach to surgical teaching in ophthalmology. Surv Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan 16.  [Epub ahead of print]

Jakobiec FA, Zakka FR, Lorch A. Unsuspected Conjunctival Orbital Dermoid Cyst: Aids in Diagnosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Modjtahedi B, Fortenbach C, Lorch A. Optic Nerve Head Avulsion: Clinical, Radiographic, and Sonographic Correlations. Ophthalmology. December 2015; 122 (12): 2442.

Lorch, A. (Guest Editor) Controversies in Ophthalmology. International Ophthalmology Clinics. Fall 2015; 55 (4.

Lorch, A, Sobrin L. Prophylactic Antibiotics in Posttraumatic Infectious Endophthalmitis. International Ophthalmology Clinics. 2013; 53 (4), 167-176

Sanguansak T, Morley MG, Yospaiboon Y, Lorch A, Hedt B, Morley K. The impact of preprinted prescription forms on medication prescribing errors in an ophthalmology clinic in northeast Thailand: a non-randomised interventional study. BMJ Open. 2012 Feb 24;2:e000539.

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2010: MD, Harvard Medical School
2018: MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

Postgraduate Training

2011-2014: Ophthalmology Resident, Harvard Medical School


2009: McCleary Grant from the Center for Eye Research and Education

2005: William R. Belknap Prize for excellence in Biology