About Sherleen Chen, MD

Dr. Sherleen Chen is Director of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service and provides a range of eye care services from routine examinations to the management of complex ophthalmic diseases. She specializes in cataract surgery. In 2011, the Boston Globe named her a Boston Super Doctor, recognizing her among the top 5 percent of physicians in the Boston area.

Dr. Chen served as Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Center at Mass. Eye and Ear. In this role, she supervised clinical and surgical training in the Emergency Department as well as in Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

Dr. Chen teaches medical students, residents, clinical fellows, and research fellows. She frequently is invited to lecture and has given talks nationally and internationally, formally teaching her peers through the New England Ophthalmic Society. In addition, she serves as an editor for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Digital Journal of Ophthalmology. She also serves on several committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Board of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts)
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


  • 1. Hu WF, Chen SH. Advances in capsulorhexis. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan; 30(1):19-24.

    2. Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Jeng-Miller KW, Koulisis N, Moustafa GA, Chang KK, Chen SH, Gardiner MF, Greenstein SH, Luo Z, Chen TC, Loewenstein JI, Miller JW, Haviland MJ, Kloek CE. A Comprehensive Surgical Curriculum Reduced Intra-operative Complication Rates of Resident-performed Cataract Surgeries. J Surg Educ. 2019 Jan - Feb; 76(1):150-157.

    3. Olson RJ, Braga-Mele R, Chen SH, Miller KM, Pineda R, Tweeten JP, Musch DC. Cataract in the Adult Eye Preferred Practice Pattern®. Ophthalmology. 2017 02; 124(2):P1-P119.

    4. 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. Achieving target refraction after cataract surgery. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb; 121(2):440-4.

    5. Shah AS, Chen SH. Cataract surgery and diabetes. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan; 21(1):4-9.

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