Carolina Chiou, MD
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Dr. Carolina Chiou earned her BS in Biological Sciences and her BA in Chemistry – both magna cum laude – from Florida International University. During her time as an undergraduate she was a three-time recipient of the merit-based Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship. She also received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and was nominated to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She went on to earn her MD from Harvard Medical School. During medical school, she was a four-time recipient of the merit-based Thomas McClelland Brown Scholarship. She worked with Lucy Shen, MD, at Massachusetts Eye and Ear to evaluate quantitative and qualitative characteristics in healthy and glaucomatous eyes in an effort to identify the clinical and functional significance of prelaminar wedge defects and disc hemorrhages. She also investigated the ONH microvasculature in glaucoma and outcomes related to glaucoma in Boston Kpro patients. Dr. Chiou has presented her work at conferences including the American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting. Additionally, her work has been published in the European Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of Glaucoma, and American Journal of Ophthalmology.