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About the Ophthalmology Team


The UMass Memorial Eye Center is staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologists who are highly regarded experts in their fields. They not only care for patients, but also conduct research and teach and train tomorrow’s physicians as faculty of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. This means you benefit from their leading-edge knowledge about eye disease and today’s most advanced treatments.

Our team of dedicated nurses and support staff work closely with our doctors—and with you and your family—to ensure you receive the best-possible eye care.

In addition, the UMass Memorial Eye Center’s ethnically diverse staff is equipped to bridge language and cultural barriers with their patients and families. Our staff speak a broad array of languages including Albanian, Arabic, Chinese–Mandarin, Greek, Hebrew, Kannada (Indian), Korean, Portuguese and Spanish to accommodate non-English speaking patients.

Select any of our eye specialists to learn more about them:


Benjamin Botsford, MD
Macular Degeneration, Retinal/Vitreous Disease, Retinal Surgery

Joseph Griffith, MD
Adult Strabismus, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Priya Janardhana, MD
Uveitis, Medical Cornea, General Ophthalmology

Elvisa Loshe, MD
Comprehensive ophthalmology, Cataract surgery, Glaucoma

Gabriel Luna, MD
Comprehensive Eye Care, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Premium Lenses

Marez Megalla, MD
Retinal Surgery, Uveitis, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Disease, Macular Degeneration

Johanna Seddon, MD, ScM
Macular Degeneration, Macular and Retinal Dystrophies, Family History of Macular Diseases, Screening Diabetics for Retinopathy, Ocular Imaging, Genetic Retinal Diseases

Optometrists (Doctors of Optometry)

Ana Bonaldi, OD
Comprehensive Eye Exams, Diabetic Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fittings

Juan Ding, OD, PhD
Diabetic Eye Exams, Dry-Eye Disease, Adult and Pediatric Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fittings

Firas Kassira, OD
Comprehensive Eye Exams, Diabetic Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fittings

Toral Patel, OD
Routine Eye Exams, Diabetic Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fittings, Dry Eye Disease