Alanna Tisdale, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD/MPH, Brown University School of Medicine
AB, Brown University

Dr. Alanna Tisdale is a Neuro-Ophthalmologist and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, working at Boston Medical Center and Boston University- affiliated eye clinics. She completed her fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, the #7 Ophthalmology department in the country. While there, Dr. Tisdale was the recipient of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology Fellow Teaching Award for medical student education. Dr. Tisdale completed her Ophthalmology residency at Boston University/ Boston Medical Center in 2020. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees, and Master of Public Health from Brown University, as a part of the PLME (Program in Liberal Education), a highly selective 8 year undergraduate-medical school combined program. As a medical student, she was one of 50 U.S. medical students selected to perform research at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) as a part of the Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP), a one year research fellowship. While there, she worked with the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) team at the National Eye Institute. She is passionate about medical education, working with underserved communities, and promoting public health. In her free time, she enjoys photography and dance.

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  1. Tisdale AK, Dinkin M, Chwalisz BK. Afferent and Efferent Neuro-Ophthalmic Complications of Coronavirus Disease 19. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021 06 01; 41(2):154-165. PMID: 33935220
  2. Tisdale AK, Chwalisz BK. Neuro-ophthalmic manifestations of coronavirus disease 19. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2020 Nov; 31(6):489-494. PMID: 33009081
  3. Tisdale AK, Agrón E, Sunshine SB, Clemons TE, Ferris FL, Chew EY. Association of Dietary and Supplementary Calcium Intake With Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Age-Related Eye Disease Study Report 39. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 05 01; 137(5):543-550. PMID: 30896764; PMCID: PMC6512260; DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.0292;

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2021 University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Iowa City, IA: Fellow Teaching Award, for Education of Medical Students
2016 National Medical Association Annual Convention 2016- Ophthalmology Section, Los Angeles, California: 1st place Medical Student Presentation, Rabb- Venable Excellence in Ophthalmology Research Program
2012 Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI: Merit-Based Scholarship
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