Zhonghui Luo, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Luo is a skilled cornea specialist and a member of Mass. Eye and Ear's Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service. Her major clinical interests include cataract surgeries, laser refractive surgeries and ocular graft vs. host disease (oGvHD). Dr. Luo performs clinic research in oGvHD and cataracts. She is one of the core ophthalmology teaching faculty at Mass. Eye and Ear. She also directs Project Gafas, an international humanitarian outreach program at Mass. Eye and Ear.


1995: B.S., Biochemistry, Nanjing University, China

1998: M.S., Molecular Biology, Nanjing University, China

2001: M.S., Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

2007: M.D./Ph.D., Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2008: Internships, Medicine, Brigham and Women’s University

2011: Residency, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2012: Fellowship, Cornea, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

2012-present: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cornea Society

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

New England Ophthalmological Society


2018: Nominated, Dean's Community Service Award, Harvard Medical School

2009: First prize, Hech Award for Resident and Fellow Posters, New England Ophthalmological Society


Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Successful outcome of an extended depth of focus intraocular lens targeted for an unconventional refractive aim. Nguyen HV, Luo ZK. 2018 Resident Writers Award Program. Ophthalmology Times.

Does having children earlier help you see things more clearly. Luo ZK, Wu DM. Editorial. Menopause 2017; 24(9):994 -5

Current and potential applications of anterior segment optical coherence tomography in contact lens fittingLuo ZK, Jacobs DS. Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep-Nov; 27(5-6): 133-7.

Nonantibiotic therapy in the management of bacterial keratitisLuo ZK, Chodosh J. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2011 Fall; 51(4): 157-66.

The incidence of intraocular foreign bodies and other intraocular findings in patients with corneal metal foreign bodiesLuo Z, Gardiner M. Ophthalmology. 2010 Nov; 117(11): 2218-21.

H3 tri-methyl K9 and H3 acetyl K9 chromatin modifications are associated with Class Switch Recombination. Kuang FL, Luo Z, Scharff MD. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2009 Mar 31;106(13):5288-93.

Differential regulation of histone acetylation and generation of mutations in switch regions is associated with Ig class switching. Li Z, Luo Z, Scharff MD. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2004;101(43):15428-33.

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