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.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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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. 2022 Dec 22; 1-4. PMID: 36546781
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
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
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
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
LaMattina KC, Vagge A, Nelson LB. Can the Red Reflex Test Detect Unequal Refractive Error? J Pediatr. 2019 11; 214:175-177. PMID: 31378518
LaMattina KC, Feder RS, Koreishi AF, Goldstein DA. Partial Scleral Rupture Presenting 4 Years After Laser in Situ Keratomileusis. Cornea. 2019 Apr; 38(4):498-501. PMID: 30601290
LaMattina KC, Goldstein DA. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology Wills Eye Institute Uveitis (Garg S, Ed.). Drug-induced uveitis. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2019.
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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
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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.