Gena Heidary

Gena Heidary, MD, PhD

Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service

    Contact: 617-355-6401
  • Fax: 617-730-0392

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric and Adult Strabismus
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1 (NF1)

Departments

  • Ophthalmology

Programs

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Service
  • Adults with Strabismus
  • Comprehensive Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Strabismus Service
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-6401 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

BS, MS Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CA (1995-96) BA, Classics, Stanford University, 1995

Stanford, CA

Medical School

MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Philadelphia, PA

Graduate School, PhD, Neuroscience

University of Pennsylvania, 2002

Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Boston Children's Hospital, 2008-2009

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2009-2010

Boston, MA

Internship, Transitional

Presbyterian Medical Center, 2005

Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2005-2008

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Publications

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  1. Heidary G. Neuro-Ophthalmic Manifestations of Pediatric Neurodegenerative Disease. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Sep; 37 Suppl 1:S4-S13.
  2. Peeler CE, Edmond JC, Hollander J, Alexander JK, Zurakowski D, Ullrich NJ, Manley PE, Heidary G. Visual and ocular motor outcomes in children with posterior fossa tumors. J AAPOS. 2017 Oct; 21(5):375-379.
  3. Heidary G. Introduction. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2017 May; 24(2):81-82.
  4. Mouw KW, Yeap BY, Caruso P, Fay A, Misra M, Sethi RV, MacDonald SM, Chen YL, Tarbell NJ, Yock TI, Freitag SK, Munzenrider JE, Grabowski E, Katz M, Kuhlthau K, DeCastro D, Heidary G, Ciralsky J, Mukai S, Shih HA. Analysis of patient outcomes following proton radiation therapy for retinoblastoma. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2017 Jan-Mar; 2(1):44-52.
  5. Avery RA, Katowitz JA, Fisher MJ, Heidary G, Dombi E, Packer RJ, Widemann BC. Orbital/Periorbital Plexiform Neurofibromas in Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Multidisciplinary Recommendations for Care. Ophthalmology. 2017 Jan; 124(1):123-132.
  6. Gilbert AL, Heidary G. Update on the evaluation of pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov; 27(6):493-497.
  7. Wong MM, Schneier AJ, Ledoux D, Heidary G. Neuroimaging Findings in Patients With Down Syndrome and Nystagmus. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2016 Nov 01; 53(6):383.
  8. Gilbert AL, Koo EB, Heidary G. Evaluation and Management of Acute Acquired Comitant Esotropia in Children. Semin Ophthalmol. 2017; 32(1):8-13.
  9. Sheldon CA, Paley GL, Xiao R, Kesler A, Eyal O, Ko MW, Boisvert CJ, Avery RA, Salpietro V, Phillips PH, Heidary G, McCormack SE, Liu GT. Pediatric Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Age, Gender, and Anthropometric Features at Diagnosis in a Large, Retrospective, Multisite Cohort. Ophthalmology. 2016 Nov; 123(11):2424-2431.
  10. Wan MJ, Ullrich NJ, Manley PE, Kieran MW, Goumnerova LC, Heidary G. Long-term visual outcomes of optic pathway gliomas in pediatric patients without neurofibromatosis type 1. J Neurooncol. 2016 Aug; 129(1):173-8.
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  12. Merabet LB, Devaney KJ, Bauer CM, Panja A, Heidary G, Somers DC. Characterizing Visual Field Deficits in Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Using Combined Diffusion Based Imaging and Functional Retinotopic Mapping: A Case Study. Front Syst Neurosci. 2016; 10:13.
  13. Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary G. Reply: To PMID 24907434. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan; 159(1):211.
  14. Dagi LR, Tiedemann LM, Heidary G, Robson CD, Hall AM, Zurakowski D. Using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography to detect optic neuropathy in patients with craniosynostosis. J AAPOS. 2014 Dec; 18(6):543-9.
  15. Heidary G. Congenital optic nerve anomalies and hereditary optic neuropathies. J Pediatr Genet. 2014 Dec; 3(4):271-80.
  16. Bauer CM, Heidary G, Koo BB, Killiany RJ, Bex P, Merabet LB. Abnormal white matter tractography of visual pathways detected by high-angular-resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) corresponds to visual dysfunction in cortical/cerebral visual impairment. J AAPOS. 2014 Aug; 18(4):398-401.
  17. Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary G. Visual outcomes in pediatric optic neuritis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 158(3):503-7.e2.
  18. Heidary G, Calderwood L, Cox GF, Robson CD, Teot LA, Mullon J, Anselm I. Optic atrophy and a Leigh-like syndrome due to mutations in the c12orf65 gene: report of a novel mutation and review of the literature. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Mar; 34(1):39-43.
  19. Ellika S, Robson CD, Heidary G, Paldino MJ. Morning glory disc anomaly: characteristic MR imaging findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Oct; 34(10):2010-4.
  20. Schneier AJ, Heidary G, Ledoux DM. Optic nerve appearance in patients with Down syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Jan-Feb; 50(1):60.
  21. Young MP, Heidary G, VanderVeen DK. Relationship between the timing of cataract surgery and development of nystagmus in patients with bilateral infantile cataracts. J AAPOS. 2012 Dec; 16(6):554-7.
  22. Heidary G, Rizzo JF. Use of optical coherence tomography to evaluate papilledema and pseudopapilledema. Semin Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Nov; 25(5-6):198-205.
  23. Heidary G, Vanderveen D, Smith LE. Retinopathy of prematurity: current concepts in molecular pathogenesis. Semin Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 24(2):77-81.
  24. Heidary G, Engle EC, Hunter DG. Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles. Semin Ophthalmol. 2008 Jan-Feb; 23(1):3-8.
  25. Heidary G, Ying GS, Maguire MG, Young TL. The association of astigmatism and spherical refractive error in a high myopia cohort. Optom Vis Sci. 2005 Apr; 82(4):244-7.
  26. Heidary G, Fortini ME. Identification and characterization of the Drosophila tau homolog. Mech Dev. 2001 Oct; 108(1-2):171-8.
  27. Heidary G, Hampton LL, Schanen NC, Rivkin MJ, Darras BT, Battey J, Francke U. Exclusion of the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) locus as a candidate gene for Rett syndrome. Am J Med Genet. 1998 Jun 30; 78(2):173-5.
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