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Charles Foster, MD

Charles Foster, MD

Ophthalmology Cambridge, MA

President and CEO, Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Founder and Chairman of the Board, Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation

Office Address

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  • 5 Cambridge Center
    Massachusetts Eye Research And Surgery Institute
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Phone: (617) 742-6377
    Fax: (617) 494-1430

Dr. Foster's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Ophthalmology: Cornea & External Disease, Cataract Related, Uveitis
  • Clinical Interests: Retrospective Studies; Uveitis; Viral Eye Infections; Immunosuppressive Agents; Follow-Up Studies; Benign Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid

Dr. Foster's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical ProfessorHarvard Medical School
    Instructor (1976-1979); Assistant Professor (1979-1982); Associate Professor (1982-1994); Professor (1994-2005); Adjunct Professor, Allergy and Immunology (2005-Present)
  • SurgeonMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Assistant (1977-1982); Assistant Surgeon (1982-1985); Associate Surgeon (1985-1987)
  • Clinical AssociateMassachusetts General Hospital
  • Surgeon and ShareholderWest Suburban Eye Surgery Center
  • SurgeonMount Auburn Hospital
    Cambridge, MA
  • Clinical Associate ScientistEye Research Institute of Retina Foundation
    Director, Immunopathology Laboratory (1977-1981); Clinical Assistant Scientist (1977-1981)
  • Founder and DirectorMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Director, Residency Training (Ophthalmology) (1976-1981); Founder and Director, Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Service (1981-2005); Founder and Director, Hilles Immunology Laboratory (1984-2005); 1988-2005; Board of Surgeons (1993-1996);
  • InstructorGeorge Washington University Medical Center

Dr. Foster's Education & Medical Training

  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical SchoolFellowship, Cornea and External Diseases
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical SchoolFellowship, Ocular Immunology
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish HospitalWashington University/Barnes-Jewish HospitalResidency, Ophthalmology
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Duke Univ Sch of MedDuke University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Duke UniversityDuke UniversityOther Training, M.S., Immunology/Biochemistry
  • Duke UniversityDuke UniversityOther Training, B.S., Chemistry, With highest distinction

Dr. Foster's Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License2006 - 2016
  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1975 - 2015
  • American Board of OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology

Dr. Foster's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • VitalsMost Compassionate Doctor AwardVitals, 2012-2013
  • Academy of OphthalmologyLife Fellow AwardAcademy of Ophthalmology, 2012
  • American RegistryPatients' Choice AwardAmerican Registry, 2011-2013
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Dr. Foster's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Use of intravitreal rituximab for treatment of vitreoretinal lymphomaLarkin KL, Saboo US, Comer GM, Forooghian F, Mackensen F, Merrill P, Sen HN, Singh A, Essex RW, Lake S, Lim LL, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Foster CS, Wilson DJ, Smith JR, British Journal of Ophthalmology, 1/1/2014
  • Anterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in patients with a history of chronic uveitis: Five-year follow-upSuelves AM, Siddique SS, Schurko B, Foster CS, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1/1/2014
  • Rashid KA, Foster CS, Ahmed AR, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 11/1/2013
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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