Lucia Sobrin, M.D., M.P.H.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Center for Genomic Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Clinical Affiliate
Ophthalmology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Charles Edward Whitten Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
MPH Harvard University 2008
chorioretinitis; choroid diseases; geographic atrophy; macular degeneration; retinal diseases; retinal necrosis syndrome, acute; retinal neoplasms; scleritis; uveitis; uveitis, posterior; vitrectomy; vitreous body 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.