Reza Dana

Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc, FARVO

Harvard Medical School: Claes H. Dohlman Chair in Ophthalmology ♦ Vice Chairman for Academic Programs ♦ Director, Harvard-Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program ♦ Co-Director, Cornea Center of Excellence ♦ Faculty Member, Committee on Immunology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Director of Cornea Service ♦ Associate Chief for Academic Programs

Schepens Eye Research Institute / Mass Eye and Ear: Senior Scientist and W. Clement Stone Scholar ♦ Director of the Laboratory of Immunology


  • MD (Medicine), MPH (Master of Public Health), Johns Hopkins University
  • MSc (Health Care Management), Harvard University
  • Residency (Ophthalmology), Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship (Cornea and External Diseases), Wills Eye Hospital
  • Fellowship (Immunology and Uveitis), Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship (Transplantation Immunology), Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Dana’s research focuses on the molecular and cellular regulation of corneal and ocular surface immunity in transplantation, autoimmunity, wound healing, and regenerative medicine approaches to corneal diseases. His research has led to over 500 publications (including >490 peer-reviewed articles), which to date have been cited >41,000 times with an h-index of 100. Dr. Dana’s translational research has been facilitated by 15 successful Investigational New Drug (IND) applications to the FDA. Dr. Dana has trained 140 research postdoctoral and graduate students from 36 countries to date in his laboratory, in addition to over 90 clinical fellows. His trainees include numerous department/division chairs and a medical school dean. His research is supported by 9 US federal grants.

Dr. Dana is named inventor on 26 patents in the US, Canada, Japan and EU