About Matthew Gardiner, MD

Dr. Matthew Gardiner serves as Director of the Ophthalmology Emergency, Consult, and Hospitalist Services and is a member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, where he provides a wide range of eye care from routine exams to management of complex ophthalmic diseases. His primary interests are anterior segment surgery and emergency ophthalmology.

Dr. Gardiner obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed two residencies-one in internal medicine and another in ophthalmology-before completing a fellowship in anterior segment disease at Mass. Eye and Ear.

As a clinician educator, Dr. Gardiner teaches and trains residents and medical students, both in outpatient clinics and in the operating room. Notably, he has been selected twice as Teacher of the Year-an honor bestowed to him by ophthalmology residents, reflecting his outstanding efforts in medical education. He also speaks locally and to the lay press about the importance of laser safety, night driving safety, and eye strain and computer use, and has published several book chapters, including one entitled "Corneal and Scleral Lacerations."

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Mass Eye and Ear at Stoneham
One Montvale Ave.
Suite 501
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 617-573-3202

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

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency, Scheie Eye Institute/ Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Gardiner is interested in anterior segment surgery and emergency ophthalmology. With a particular interest in eye trauma and anterior segment reconstruction following eye injuries, he spends time writing as well as speaking locally and to the lay press about the importance of eye protection and safety. He works closely with the other departments of Mass. Eye and Ear to create guidelines for trainees and consultants with regard to their roles the Emergency Department. He has won the Teacher of the Year award twice.


  • Ung L, Wang Y, Vangel M, Davies EC, Gardiner M, Bispo PJM, Gilmore MS, Chodosh J. Validation of a Comprehensive Clinical Algorithm for the Assessment and Treatment of Microbial Keratitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Dec 30. 

    Gaier ED, Tarabishy S, Bayers C, Wolkow N, Gardiner M, Lefebvre DR, Grob S. Poor prognoses of open globe injuries with concomitant orbital fractures. Orbit. 2019 Oct 28; 1-10.

    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.

    Finn AP, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Brauner S, Peggy Chang HY, Chen S, Gardiner M, Greenstein SH, Kloek C, Miller JW, Chen TC. Assessing Resident Cataract Surgery Outcomes Using Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System Measures. J Surg Educ. 2016 Sep-Oct; 73(5):774-9. P

    Pasquale LR, Jiwani AZ, Zehavi-Dorin T, Majd A, Rhee DJ, Chen T, Turalba A, Shen L, Brauner S, Grosskreutz C, Gardiner M, Chen S, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Greenstein SH, Chang K, Ritch R, Loomis S, Kang JH, Wiggs JL, Levkovitch-Verbin H. Solar exposure and residential geographic history in relation to exfoliation syndrome in the United States and Israel. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 132(12):1439-45.

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