Undergraduate Degree

  • Boston University , 2001 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Boston University School of Medicine , 2005 , Boston , MA


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital , 2006 , Boston , MA


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary , 2009 , Boston , MA


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary , 2010 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I truly believe in a compassionate, team-oriented approach to care with an open dialogue between patient, physician, and any collaborators to enable accurate diagnoses and facilitate more efficient delivery of care and mutual respect. Teaching my patients about their condition and treatment options while modeling such care for residents is my ideal environment.


Dr. Aisha Traish is a clinician-educator specializing in cornea and external eye disease. After completing her Ophthalmology residency in 2009 and Cornea fellowship in 2010 at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as Assistant Professor. She received the Golden Apple Teaching Award the first two consecutive years and was asked to assume the role of Associate Residency Director. She moved in the summer of 2015 to Charlotte, North Carolina where she joined Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat P.A. Associates, a large multispecialty ophthalmic and ENT practice where she was busy clinically and surgically with teaching focused on community providers and premedical students. She briefly joined the Chicago Cook County Hospitals System in June 2017, serving in the role of Director of Ophthalmology Fellowships and Director of Medical Student Education in the Division of Ophthalmology until returning home to Boston (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) in the fall of 2018 to establish a long-term practice.


  • American Board of Ophthalmology


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Ali MH, Traish AS. Elevated Intraocular Pressure and Endothelial Cell Loss Following Iris Color Change. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 08 01; 134(8):939-40. View abstract
  2. Zhou M, Farooq AV, Andreoli MT, Ali M, Traish AS. Bilateral Rhizopus keratitis in a cocaine user. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb; 51(1):e21-3. View abstract
  3. Feinstein E, Traish AS, Aakalu V, Kassem IS. A Case Report of Ablepharon-Macrostomia Syndrome with Amniotic Membrane Grafting. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep-Dec; 6(3):366-72. View abstract
  4. Feinstein E, Farooq AV, Lin AY, Traish AS. Bilateral conjunctival tuberculosis presenting as mass lesions. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb; 50(1):e11-3. View abstract
  5. Farooq AV, Tu EY, D'jalilian AR, Traish AS, Hou JH. Persistent staining of lattice lines after intraoperative trypan blue use in patients with lattice corneal dystrophy. Cornea. 2014 Nov; 33(11):1235-7. View abstract
  6. Prickett AL, Salar S, Chow CC, Traish AS, Leiderman YI, Chau FY, Kassem IS. Traumatic eye injuries from collapsible wire laundry hampers. Pediatrics. 2013 Aug; 132(2):e522-5. View abstract
  7. Traish AS, Chodosh J. Expanding application of the Boston type I keratoprosthesis due to advances in design and improved post-operative therapeutic strategies. Semin Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Nov; 25(5-6):239-43. View abstract
  8. Traish AS, Colby KA. Approaching cataract surgery in patients with fuchs' endothelial dystrophy. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2010; 50(1):1-11. View abstract
  9. Lewis RF, Traish AS, Lessell S. Atypical voluntary nystagmus. Neurology. 2009 Feb 03; 72(5):467-9. View abstract