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Dr. Michael Morley

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Schepens Eye Research Institute
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Michael Morley is a board-certified ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon. He currently works in the MEEI Ophthalmology AI Lab on a variety of research projects. His interests include data science and bioinformatics, teaching, research, global health, healthcare management, quality improvement, and patient safety. His research interests include dementia, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, and chronic disease management.

Prior to joining MEEI Ophthalmology AI Lab, Dr. Morley was President and Medical Director of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. He was co-chair of the Statewide Expert Panel “Patient Safety in Cataract Surgery” with the Betsy Lehman Center, Boston, MA. He has a master’s in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health. He has mentored more than 40 medical students interested in ophthalmology, global health, healthcare management, and data science/informatics.


  1. 2011

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    MS in Health Care Management
  2. 1986


    Boston University

Professional Appointments

  1. 2023-Present
    Emeritus Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  2. 2000-2023
    Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  3. 1991
    Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  4. 1990
    Residency in Ophthalmology
    Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital


  • 2016
    First Prize in Hacking Medicine
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2015
    Fulbright Specialist Award
    US Department of State
  • 2010
    International President’s Leadership Award
    Lions Club International Foundation
  • 2008 and 2009
    Nominee for Excellence in Teaching
    Harvard Medical School
  • 2008
    AMA Mentor Recognition Program
    American Medical Association
  • 2005
    Nominee for Klaus Peter International Teaching Award
    Harvard Medical School
  • 2003
    Prize for Excellence in Training and Humanism in Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
  • 1997
    AAC Recognition Award
    AIDS Action Committee