Lucy Qing Shen, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, Glaucoma Fellowship

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliation

Research Summary

Dr. Shen's clinical and research interests focus on glaucoma. In the past, she has helped identify structural-functional relationships in patients with visual field defects from glaucoma by conducting optic nerve disc and macular imaging. Most recently, she is collaborating with Drs. Louis Pasquale and Tobias Elze to develop computer algorithms to improve functional and structural tests for patients with glaucoma. She also is using a new imaging device called swept source OCT to image the glaucomatous optic nerve and its blood vessels and is investigating glaucoma associated with keratoprosthesis.


2000: B.S., Biology, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2004: M.D., cum laude, Harvard Medical School HST Program

Postgraduate Training

2005: Internship, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2008: Residency, Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

2009: Fellowship, Glaucoma, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

2016: Fellowship, Biostatistics, Harvard Medical School, Catalyst Program

Academic Appointments

2014-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2009-2014: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

2005-present: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member

2005-present: Association for Researh in Vision and Ophthalmology

2008-present: American Glaucoma Society, Member

2008-present: Women in Ophthalmology, Member

2012-present: New England Ophthalmological Society, Member 


2000: Alumnae Senior Academic Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2000: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

2000: Volunteer Scholarship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

2001: Betty Lea Stone Research Fellowship, American Cancer Society

2001: Sumer Research Fellowship, the Angiogenesis Foundation

2004: cum laude, Harvard Medical School

2006: Travel Grant/Retina Research Foundation, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

2007: Dr. Henry and Lilian Nesburn Award for best research paper by a resident physician

2007: Research Award of the Department of Ophthalmology Association, UCLA

2009: Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientist (MAPS) Award, American Glaucoma Society

2012: Best surgery video award, American Glaucoma Society

2012: Young Physician Scientist Grant Award, American Glaucoma Society

2013: Finalist in surgical video competiion, American Glaucoma Society

2015: Eleanor and Miles Shore Felowship, Harvard Medical School


Selected Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Clinical Correlates of Computationally Derived Visual Field Defect Archetypes in Patients from a Glaucoma Clinic.Cai S, Elze T, Bex PJ, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR, Shen LQCurr Eye Res. 2016 Aug 5:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of swept-source and enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in quantitative characterisation of the optic nerve head. Li D, Taniguchi EV, Cai S, Paschalis EI, Wang H, Miller JB, Turalba AV, Greenstein SH, Brauner S, Pasquale LR, Shen LQBr J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 13. pii: bjophthalmol-2016-308586. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-308586. [Epub ahead of print]

Infliximab after Boston Keratoprosthesis in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: An Update. Robert MC, Črnej A, Shen LQ, Papaliodis GN, Dana R, Foster CS, Chodosh J, Dohlman CH. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Mar 25:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Macular imaging for glaucoma using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography: a review. Wong JJ, Chen TC, Shen LQ, Pasquale LR. Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep-Nov;27(5-6):160-6.

Glaucoma progression and role of glaucoma surgery in patients with Boston keratoprosthesis. Crnej A, Paschalis EI, Salvador-Culla B, Tauber A, Drnovsek-Olup B, Shen LQ, Dohlman CH. Cornea. 2014 Apr;33(4):349-54.

Coupled parametric model for estimation of visual field tests based on OCT macular thickness maps, and vice versa, in glaucoma care. Tsai A, Caprioli J, Shen LQMed Image Anal. 2012 Jan; 16(1):101-13.

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