Manju L. Subramanian, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Ophthalmology

MD, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Dr. Subramanian is an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology and Vice-Chairman of Faculty Affairs. She is an ophthalmic surgeon specializing in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery, and is in academic practice at Boston Medical Center. She also sees patients at the Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants. Her primary areas of clinical interest include medical and surgical management of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, hereditary retinal diseases, ocular inflammation, and ocular trauma. Dr. Subramanian graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2002. She completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston in 2004.

Dr. Subramanian's research interests include the study of eye-based biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and the role of anesthesia in eye surgery. She was Principal Investigator for the first head to head clinical trial comparing the use of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, and she is currently the Principal Investigator for a study assessing the role of oral sedation in eye surgery. She is also a recent recipient of an R03 Grant Award by the National Institutes of Aging as the Principal Investigator of a study looking at protein biomarkers for AD in the eye.

In her role as Vice-Chairman of Faculty Affairs at Boston University Eye Associates, she works in a supportive role in the professional and career development and engagement of the clinical faculty. Prior to 2017, she served as the Vice-Chairman of Clinical Services for 8 years. She serves on several institutional committees, including the Women's Leadership Advisory Council, the Boston University Medical Group (BUMG) Research Committee, the BU School of Medicine Promotion Criteria Working Group, and also serves as Chair of the BUMG Professional Development Committee. She additionally serves on national committees, such as the International Meetings Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Diversity Initiatives Committee for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and a Special Emphasis Panel for a Study Section with the National Institutes of Health.

2006 Boston University School of Medicine: Outstanding Clinical Instructor
2002 University of Missouri: Resident of the Year Award
1995 University of Missouri: Jack Gant Award
1994 University of Missouri: Flarsheim Student Teaching Assistantship Award
1993 University of Missouri: Jack Gant Award

Eye to Brain: Eye Biomarkers and Cognition
04/15/2019 - 02/28/2021 (PI)


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  1. 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;
  2. Fereshetian S, Agranat JS, Siegel N, Ness S, Stein TD, Subramanian ML. Protein and Imaging Biomarkers in the Eye for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis Rep. 2021 May 03; 5(1):375-387.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189409; PMCID: PMC8203283; DOI: 10.3233/ADR-210283;
  3. Loporchio DF, Tam EK, Cho J, Chung J, Jun GR, Xia W, Fiorello MG, Siegel NH, Ness S, Stein TD, Subramanian ML. Cytokine Levels in Human Vitreous in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Cells. 2021 Apr 30; 10(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33946446; PMCID: PMC8147162; DOI: 10.3390/cells10051069;
  4. Ness S, Green M, Loporchio D, Port AD, Chen X, Siegel NH, Poulaki V, Subramanian ML. Risk factors for fellow eye treatment in protocol T. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Aug; 259(8):2203-2212.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33566149
  5. Cho J, Siegel N, Subramanian ML, Ying H, Ness S. RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE NEOVASCULAR GLAUCOMA FROM CYTOMEGALOVIRUS RETINITIS IN A NON-HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS PATIENT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2021 Jan 01; 15(1):62-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29533389
  6. Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Siegel NH, Ness S, Chen X, Subramanian ML. The Impact of Race on Short-term Treatment Response to Bevacizumab in Diabetic Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 02; 222:310-317.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33045219
  7. Subramanian ML, Vig V, Chung J, Fiorello MG, Xia W, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Zetterberg M, Shareef F, Siegel NH, Ness S, Jun GR, Stein TD. Neurofilament light chain in the vitreous humor of the eye. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 09 17; 12(1):111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32943089; PMCID: PMC7500015; DOI: 10.1186/s13195-020-00677-4;
  8. Port AD, Nolan JG, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness SD, Subramanian ML. Combined phaco-vitrectomy provides lower costs and greater area under the curve vision gains than sequential vitrectomy and phacoemulsification. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan; 259(1):45-52.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32813107
  9. Subramanian ML, Stein TD, Siegel N, Ness S, Fiorello MG, Kim D, Roy S. Upregulation of Lysyl Oxidase Expression in Vitreous of Diabetic Subjects: Implications for Diabetic Retinopathy. Cells. 2019 09 21; 8(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31546618; PMCID: PMC6829411; DOI: 10.3390/cells8101122;
  10. Subramanian ML, Badami A, Vavrek F, Rosenkranz P, Rowe S. Phone Interviews for Preoperative Medical Evaluation for Cataract Surgery. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 07; 34(7):1121-1122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30734189; PMCID: PMC6614303; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-019-04840-y;
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Age related macular degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Ocular Trauma
Retinal Detachments
Hereditary Retinal and Macular Diseases

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