About Robert Mallery, MD

Dr. Robert Mallery is a neuro-ophthalmologist in Brigham and Women’s (BWH) Department of Neurology, who provides services every week to Mass. Eye and Ear’s Neuro-Ophthalmology Service. He has clinical expertise treating adult and pediatric patients with a wide range of neuro-ophthalmic conditions.

Before joining Harvard Medical School, he was visiting faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa, where he developed a research program under the mentorship of Dr. Randy Kardon.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-3202

Medical Education

  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Scheie Eye Institute/ Hospital of the University of Pennsylvinia

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Dr. Mallery’s research focuses on utilizing structural and functional measures to better characterize visual pathway dysfunction in patients with optic nerve and neurologic disease. He has particular interest the development of novel functional biomarkers of neurologic dysfunction to assist in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurodegenerative disease.


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    1. Bakaeva T, Mallery R, Prasad S. Emerging Treatments for Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and Other Genetic Causes of Visual Loss. Semin Neurol. 2019 Dec; 39(6):732-738. 

    2. Exman P, Mallery RM, Lin NU, Parsons HA. Response to Olaparib in a Patient with Germline BRCA2 Mutation and Breast Cancer Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2019; 5:46. 

    3. Mallery RM, Rehmani OF, Woo JH, Chen YJ, Reddi S, Salzman KL, Pinho MC, Ledbetter L, Tamhankar MA, Shindler KS, Digre KB, Friedman DI, Liu GT. Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features for Improving the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Without Papilledema. J Neuroophthalmol. 2019 09; 39(3):299-307.

    4. Mallery RM, Friedman DI, Digre KB, Liu GT. Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features for Improving the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Without Papilledema: Response. J Neuroophthalmol. 2019 09; 39(3):439.

    5. Kohli AA, Vossough A, Mallery RM, Woo JH, Sheldon CA, Paley GL, Digre KB, Friedman DI, Farrar JT, McCormack SE, Liu GT, Szperka CL. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Pediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2019 Oct; 99:31-39.

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