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Dr. Nazlee Zebardast

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Glaucoma Imaging

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Harvard Medical School


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Nazlee Zebardast, MD, MSc, is the Director of Glaucoma Imaging and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zebardast has received the NIH K12 Harvard-Vision Clinical Scientist Training Program, the NIH K23 Career Development Award, the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, and the American Glaucoma Society Clinician Scientist Award. Dr Zebardast served on the American Academy of Ophthalmology Task Force of Enhancing Workforce Diversity, is a member of the American Glaucoma Society Research Committee, and currently serves as an editor for Ophthalmology and Ophthalmology Glaucoma and sits on the Associate Advisory Board for the World Glaucoma Association.

Dr. Zebardast’s current research focuses on developing precision medicine-based tools for disease detection, aiding clinicians in assessing for disease progression and eventually optimizing patient-related outcomes. She is currently working to define image-based and longitudinal endophenotypes for glaucoma using machine learning methods and to understand the genetic underpinning of vision loss in this blinding disease.


  1. 2013


    Yale School of Medicine

Professional Appointments

  1. 2021-Present
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  2. 2018-2021
    Instructor in Ophthalmology
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
  3. 2018
    Fellowship in Glaucoma
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  4. 2017
    Residency in Ophthalmology
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University


  • 2017
    Paul S. Lietman Global Travel Fellowship
    Johns Hopkins University
  • 2016
    American Glaucoma Society Bernard Schwartz Memorial Award
    American Glaucoma Society
  • 2015 and 2016
    Wilmer Mitchell Prize for Best Research
  • 2014 and 2015
    Wilmer Research Grant Award