About Alice Lorch, MD

Dr. Lorch graduated with a BS in Biology from Yale University and subsequently earned her MD at HMS. A graduate of the HMS Residency Program in Ophthalmology, Dr. Lorch served as Chief Resident and Director of the Trauma Service for the academic year 2014-15. After this, she accepted a position as a member of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Consultation Service at Mass. Eye and Ear while completing an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. In July 2018, she took on the role of Associate Chief for Quality for the Department of Ophthalmology.

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Mass Eye and Ear at Longwood
800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-936-6160

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School*
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Lorch’s primary research interests include healthcare quality and outcomes. She is currently investigating the use of telemedicine for urgent ophthalmic problems in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Emergency Room. She has studied the impact of health conditions and health education in Chile and investigated methods for reducing prescription errors in Thailand. She has also performed original research on vision rehabilitation outcomes and three-dimensional imaging of corneal anatomy using ocular coherence tomography (OCT).


  • 1. Armstrong GW, Lorch AC. A(eye): A Review of Current Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Ophthalmology. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2020; 60(1):57-71. 

    2. Moustafa GA, Borkar DS, Borboli-Gerogiannis S, Greenstein SH, Lorch AC, Vasan RA, Kloek CE. Optimization of cataract surgery follow-up: A standard set of questions can predict unexpected management changes at postoperative week one. PLoS One. 2019; 14(9):e0221243.

    3. Lu Y, Armstrong GW, Lorch A. Considering Same-Day Access vs Emergency Department Ophthalmic Visits in Ophthalmology Trainee Education. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Aug 01. 

    4. Lorch AC, Miller JW, Kloek CE. Accuracy in Residency Program Rankings on Social Media. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 04; 11(2):127-128. 

    5. Hu WF, Lorch AC. Teleophthalmology For Anterior Segment Disease. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2019; 59(4):55-67.

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