Tony N. Pira, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Tony Pira
85 E. Concord St


Tony Pira, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He has been honored for his teaching and has received both the Behrooz Koleni, M.D. Resident Educator Award and the Outstanding Instructor Award twice. Furthermore, he has mentored sixteen residents, all of who have gone on to have success in their medical careers.
In the past, he has served as an Investigator, Eye Examiner, Ophthalmic Lead, and committee co-chair. Currently, he is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, the New England Ophthalmologic Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


  • Stanford University School of Medicine, MD
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS


  • Published on 11/1/2023

    Bains A, Osathanugrah P, Sanjiv N, Chiu C, Fiorello MG, Siegel NH, Peeler CE, Distefano AG, Lee HJ, Ness S, Desai MA, Titelbaum JR, Pira T, LaMattina KC, Christiansen SP, Cabral HJ, Subramanian ML. Diverse Research Teams and Underrepresented Groups in Clinical Studies. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2023 Nov 01; 141(11):1037-1044. PMID: 37856135.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Lee HJ, Desai MA, Sadlak N, Fiorello MG, Githere WG, Subramanian ML. Oral Sedation is Non-Inferior to Intravenous Sedation for Cornea and Glaucoma Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2022; 16:2105-2117. PMID: 35837489.

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  • Published on 8/3/2021

    Siegel NH, Fiorello MG, Ness S, Kim J, Vig V, Peeler CE, Chen X, Subramanian ML. Patient Satisfaction With Oral vs Intravenous Sedation for Vitrectomy Surgery: A Randomized, Noninferiority Clinical Trial. J Vitreoretin Dis. 2022; 6(3):201-209. PMID: 37008550.

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  • Published on 2/25/2021

    Paley GL, Grove R, Sekhar TC, Pruett J, Stock MV, Pira TN, Shields SM, Waxman EL, Wilson BS, Gordon MO, Culican SM. Crowdsourced Assessment of Surgical Skill Proficiency in Cataract Surgery. J Surg Educ. 2021 Jul-Aug; 78(4):1077-1088. PMID: 33640326.

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  • Published on 4/16/2019

    Peeler CE, Villani CM, Fiorello MG, Lee HJ, Subramanian ML. Patient Satisfaction with Oral versus Intravenous Sedation for Cataract Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Ophthalmology. 2019 09; 126(9):1212-1218. PMID: 31002834.

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  • Published on 3/1/2011

    Ghafouri RH, Lee I, Freitag SK, Pira TN. Bilateral orbital bone infarction in sickle-cell disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr; 27(2):e26-7. PMID: 20577135.

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  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Ghafouri R, Liang S, Pira TN. Elevated Intraocular Pressure During Cataract Surgery. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2010 Annual Meeting. 2010.

  • Published on 1/1/2003

    Pira TN, Custer PL. Comprehensive Ophthalmology. Blepharoptosis Following Intraocular Surgery. Anshan. Tunbridge Wells. 2003; 97-102.

  • Published on 1/1/2002

    Pira TN, Custer PL. Increased radiation exposure of the lower lid from reflected ultraviolet light from the cornea: a computational analysis. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). 2002.

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