About Ryan Vasan, MD

Dr. Ryan Vasan received his MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then completed an internship at Winthrop University Hospital, followed by an ophthalmology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College. After this, he performed a joint fellowship in Cornea and Tissue Banking at North Carolina Eye Bank (now Miracles in Sight Eye Bank) and Cornea and External Disease at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Prior to joining Mass. Eye and Ear’s Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Service he worked as an Associate Ophthalmologist at Eye Associates, P.C., in Burlington MA. He currently serves as a Medical Advisory Board Member at Miracles in Sight Eye Bank.

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Mass Eye and Ear at Malden
578 Main St.
Suite 102
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-321-6544

Medical Education

  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Fellowship, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology


Some of Dr. Vasan’s former research projects have involved corneal transplantation including partial thickness corneal transplantation techniques and automated endothelial keratoplasty graft preparation. He is also interested in enhancing resident education particularly in the realm of surgical training.


  • 1. 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.

    2. Foster JB, Swan KR, Vasan RA, Greven MA, Walter KA. Small-incision Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty: a comparison of small-incision tissue injector and forceps techniques. Cornea. 2012 Jan; 31(1):42-7.

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