About Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH

Dr. Lucia Sobrin is a full-time clinician scientist with Mass. Eye and Ear's Retina and Uveitis Services. She has unique expertise diagnosing and treating rare and complicated eye disorders that affect the middle (uvea) and back (retina) portions of the eye. She has a specific clinical interest in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune retinopathy and cancer-associated retinopathy.  She also serves as Director of the Morse Laser Center.

After obtaining her medical degree from the University Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Sobrin completed her ophthalmology residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She then completed a medical and surgical retina fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear followed by a uveitis and ocular immunology fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute. In 2006, she became one of the Department's first Harvard Vision Clinical Scientist Research Program (K12) recipients and later received her Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Locations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
617-573-4279

Medical Education

  • MPH, Harvard University
  • MD, University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Research

Dr. Sobrin has a clinical focus on retinal diseases and posterior uveitis and a research focus on identifying genes associated with polygenic ophthalmic diseases, particularly diabetic retinopathy..She led a candidate gene association study of diabetic retinopathy within the Candidate gene Association Resource (CARe), which included patients from several large population-based cohorts as well as an admixture genetic association study for diabetic retinopathy in African Americans. Currently, she is the principal investigator a multi-ethnic genome-wide association study of diabetic retinopathy.  She is also has an interest in ocular disease pharmacogenetics and is chair of the Genetics Committee for the DRCR.net.

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