Kara C. LaMattina, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, New York Medical College
BS, Brown University

Dr. KC LaMattina is a dually appointed Assistant Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Uveitis Service for the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. LaMattina received her BS from Brown University and her MD from New York Medical College. She completed her internship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and her residency in Ophthalmology at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Dr. LaMattina conducted fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. She also completed fellowship training in Uveitis at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. LaMattina is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, on which she is a member of the Pediatric Uveitis Task Force, as well as the American Uveitis Society and the New England Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. LaMattina’s major areas of interest and expertise include adult and pediatric uveitis, adult and pediatric strabismus, adult and pediatric cataracts, amblyopia, retinopathy of prematurity, and sarcoidosis. Dr. LaMattina is also passionate about global health; in addition to leading resident education on global health, she is an active participant in international work in Lesotho as well as in Central and South America.

Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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  1. Bains A, Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Chiu C, Fiorello MG, Siegel NH, Peeler CE, Distefano AG, Lee HJ, Ness S, Desai MA, Titelbaum JR, Pira T, LaMattina KC, Christiansen SP, Cabral HJ, Subramanian ML. Diverse Research Teams and Underrepresented Groups in Clinical Studies. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2023 Nov 01; 141(11):1037-1044.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37856135; PMCID: PMC10587823; DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2023.4638;
  2. LaMattina KC, Frick M, López M, Tártara A, Hurtado E, Schlaen A, Couto C. Epidemiology of Pediatric Uveitis in Argentina. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2024; 61(3):183-187. PMID: 37882185
  3. Zeng R, LaMattina KC. Follow-Up Adherence After Community Health Vision Screening Programs: A Review of the Literature. J Acad Ophthalmol (2017). 2023 Jul; 15(2):e223-e231. PMID: 37795383; PMCID: PMC10547536; DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1771354;
  4. Garg N, Cohen E, Tsui E, LaMattina KC. The Effect of Leflunomide as Adjunctive Therapy With a TNF Inhibitor in Pediatric Patients With Uveitis. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2023; 60(6):417-420. PMID: 36546781
  5. Bello NR, LaMattina KC, Minor JM, Utz VM, Dong K, Levin AV. The risk of uveitis due to prostaglandin analogs in pediatric glaucoma. J AAPOS. 2022 Jun; 26(3):126.e1-126.e5. PMID: 35550862
  6. Ponsetto MK, Siegel NH, Desai MA, LaMattina KC. Global Health Curricula in Ophthalmology Residency Programs in the United States. J Acad Ophthalmol (2017). 2021 Jul; 13(2):e183-e191.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37388839; PMCID: PMC9927997; DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736434;
  7. Oke I, Loporchio DF, Siegel NH, Subramanian ML, LaMattina KC. Chorioretinal paracoccidioidomycosis treated with intravitreal voriconazole and therapeutic vitrectomy. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021 Sep; 23:101187.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34430756; PMCID: PMC8368784; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2021.101187;
  8. Park EA, LaMattina KC. Economic and Environmental Impact of Single-use Plastics at a Large Ophthalmology Outpatient Service. J Glaucoma. 2020 12; 29(12):1179-1183. PMID: 32910012
  9. Arnold RW, LaMattina KC, Taylormoore J, Nelson LB. Experiences in Telemedicine for Pediatric Ophthalmology. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2020 Nov 01; 57(6):344-347. PMID: 33211889
  10. LaMattina KC, Schwedhelm M, Lloyd M, Kushnir A, Wasserman BN. Utility of Neonatal Ophthalmologic Examination for Detection of Infectious Etiologies for Symmetric Intrauterine Growth Restriction. J Pediatr. 2020 11; 226:240-242. PMID: 32629012
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2019 Boston University Medical Group: New Faculty Excellence Award
2016 Rick Bay Foundation: Excellence in Eyecare Award
2014 Philip B. Dray Outstanding Resident Award
2013 Philip B. Dray Outstanding Resident Award
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Global Health
Pediatric Uveitis
Treatment of Uveitis
Infectious Uveitis
Pediatric Cataracts
Retinopathy of Prematurity

As the Director of the Uveitis Service in the Department of Ophthalmology, I mentor fellows, residents, and students who are interested in clinical research in ocular inflammation and immunology. I provide support to aid in development of research questions, study design, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation.

With my extensive global health experience, I also mentor residents and students with an interest in pursuing global health in an ethical manner; specifically, I have developed a curriculum to provide residents with the skill set to pursue international ophthalmology work upon completion of their residency.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Education Mentor
  • Project Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')
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