Nicole Hauptman Siegel, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Nicole Siegel
85 E. Concord St


Nicole Siegel, MD, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, is the Vice Chair of Education and the Program Director of the Ophthalmology Residency. Formerly, she served as the Associate Program Director and the Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Ophthalmology for the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She is a vitreoretinal surgeon with her academic practice at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, as part of the Boston University Eye Associates (BUEA). She sees patients at Boston Medical Center and at the BUEA Brockton office. Dr. Siegel’s clinical and surgical interests include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, intraocular inflammation, retinal detachments, macular holes and membranes, dislocated intraocular lenses.

Dr. Siegel completed both her Ophthalmology residency, serving as chief resident, and her two-year vitreoretinal Surgery fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Prior to that, Dr. Siegel graduated from the New York University School of Medicine. During her time in medical school she spent time doing research and was the vice president of the NYU chapter of Unite For Sight.

Dr. Siegel’s research interests include evaluating patient satisfaction for sedation used in ophthalmic surgery, intraocular inflammation, the diagnostic yield of aqueous and vitreous biomarkers and on-going multi-disciplinary projects. In addition to invited oral presentations and authoring manuscripts, case reports and book chapters, Dr. Siegel is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, Women in Retina, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the New England Ophthalmological Society.


  • New York University School of Medicine, MD
  • Dartmouth College, BA


  • Published on 8/31/2023

    Dia M, Albrecht MM, Sanayei N, Cabral H, Martin DC, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Desai M, Chen X. Patient Satisfaction with the Hybrid Telemedicine Model for Ophthalmology. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Aug 31. PMID: 37651189.

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  • Published on 6/29/2023

    Nguyen AH, Davoudi S, Dong K, Bains A, Ness S, Subramanian ML, Siegel NH, Chen X. Socioeconomic Disparities in Patients Receiving Intravitreal Injections for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2023; 7(5):376-381. PMID: 37701269.

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  • Published on 4/8/2023

    Zeng K, Cabral H, Ness S, Subramanian M, Siegel N, Chen X. Effect of Lens Status on Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage Resolution. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2023; 7(3):220-225. PMID: 37188215.

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  • Published on 1/4/2023

    Xu J, Davoudi S, Yoon J, Chen X, Siegel NH, Subramanian ML, Ness S. Effect of race and ethnicity on surgical outcomes for rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. Can J Ophthalmol. 2023 Jan 04. PMID: 36610705.

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  • Published on 12/31/2022

    Prasad M, Xu J, Agranat JS, Xia W, Daley S, Ness S, Chen X, Siegel NH, Stein TD, Chung J, Subramanian ML. Upregulation of Neuroinflammatory Protein Biomarkers in Acute Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments. Life (Basel). 2022 Dec 31; 13(1). PMID: 36676067.

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  • Published on 11/28/2022

    Sangal K, Prasad M, Siegel NH, Chen X, Ness S, Subramanian ML. Focal Laser Photocoagulation for Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in Under-Represented Populations: A Retrospective Case Series. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2022; 13(3):991-998. PMID: 36605045.

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  • Published on 10/25/2022

    Jindachomthong KK, Cabral H, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Chhablani J, Hsu SX, Chen X. Incidence and Risk Factors for Delayed Retinal Tears after an Acute, Symptomatic Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Ophthalmol Retina. 2023 Apr; 7(4):318-324. PMID: 36307014.

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  • Published on 8/18/2022

    Tam EK, Port A, Martin D, Fridman G, Ness S, Siegel NH. Ocular syphilis resurgence in an urban underserved community in the United States. Int J Ophthalmol. 2022; 15(8):1357-1362. PMID: 36017039.

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  • Published on 8/1/2022

    Sanayei N, Albrecht MM, Martin DC, Marin N, Fereshetian S, Baker S, Subramanian ML, Ness S, Siegel NH, Chen X. Outcomes of a Hybrid Ophthalmology Telemedicine Model for Outpatient Eye Care During COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 08 01; 5(8):e2226292. PMID: 36006645.

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  • Published on 1/22/2022

    Sanjiv N, Osathanugrah P, Harrell M, Siegel NH, Ness S, Chen X, Cabral H, Subramanian ML. Race and ethnic representation among clinical trials for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema within the United States: A review. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Apr; 114(2):123-140. PMID: 35078668.

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