Tony Pira, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tony Pira, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He has been honored for his teaching and has received both the Behrooz Koleni, M.D. Resident Educator Award and the Outstanding Instructor Award twice. Furthermore, he has mentored sixteen residents, all of who have gone on to have success in their medical careers.
In the past, he has served as an Investigator, Eye Examiner, Ophthalmic Lead, and committee co-chair. Currently, he is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, the New England Ophthalmologic Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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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. Lee HJ, Desai MA, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Githere WG, Subramanian ML. Oral Sedation is Non-Inferior to Intravenous Sedation for Cornea and Glaucoma Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022; 16:2105-2117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35837489; PMCID: PMC9274777; DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S354570;
  3. Siegel NH, Fiorello MG, Ness S, Kim J, Vig V, Peeler CE, Chen X, Subramanian ML. Patient Satisfaction With Oral vs Intravenous Sedation for Vitrectomy Surgery: A Randomized, Noninferiority Clinical Trial. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2022; 6(3):201-209.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37008550; PMCID: PMC9976139; DOI: 10.1177/24741264211027820;
  4. Paley GL, Grove R, Sekhar TC, Pruett J, Stock MV, Pira TN, Shields SM, Waxman EL, Wilson BS, Gordon MO, Culican SM. Crowdsourced Assessment of Surgical Skill Proficiency in Cataract Surgery. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jul-Aug; 78(4):1077-1088. PMID: 33640326; PMCID: PMC8217126; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2021.02.004;
  5. Peeler CE, Villani CM, Fiorello MG, Lee HJ, Subramanian ML. Patient Satisfaction with Oral versus Intravenous Sedation for Cataract Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Ophthalmology. 2019 09; 126(9):1212-1218.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31002834
  6. Ghafouri RH, Lee I, Freitag SK, Pira TN. Bilateral orbital bone infarction in sickle-cell disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr; 27(2):e26-7. PMID: 20577135
  7. Ghafouri R, Liang S, Pira TN. Elevated Intraocular Pressure During Cataract Surgery. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting. 2010.
  8. Pira TN, Custer PL. Comprehensive Ophthalmology. Blepharoptosis Following Intraocular Surgery. Anshan. Tunbridge Wells. 2003; 97-102.
  9. Pira TN, Custer PL. Increased radiation exposure of the lower lid from reflected ultraviolet light from the cornea: a computational analysis. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). 2002.

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Bar chart showing 9 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2021


2016-2017 Boston University Department of Ophthalmology: M.D. Resident Educator Award
2010 Boston University Department of Ophthalmology: Outstanding Clinical Instructor
2007 Boston University Department of Ophthalmology: Outstanding Surgical Instructor
1994 Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Henry Salisbury Webb Award
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Cataract surgery
Comprehensive eye care
Geriatric eye care
Diabetic screening exams
Urgent eye care
Technology + medicine
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