About the Ophthalmology Team

Eye Center Team

The UMass Memorial Eye Center is staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologists who are highly regarded experts in their fields. They not only care for patients, but also conduct research and teach and train tomorrow’s physicians as faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This means you benefit from their leading-edge knowledge about eye disease and today’s most advanced treatments.

In addition, our team of dedicated nurses and support staff work closely with our doctors—and with you and your family—to ensure you receive the best-possible eye care.

To learn more about any of our eye specialists, click on the links below:

Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Retinal Vascular Disease

Ana Bonaldi, OD
Comprehensive Eye Exams, Diabetic Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fittings

Lauren Branchini, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diabetic Eye Disease, Macular Degeneration

Juan Ding, OD, PhD
Diabetic Eye Exams, Dry-Eye Disease, Adult and Pediatric Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fittings

Misha Faustina, MD

Joseph Griffith, MD
Adult Strabismus, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Benjamin Jastrzembski, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, General Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Suzanne Johnston, MD, MPH
Comprehensive Pediatric Ophthalmology, Childhood Strabismus and Amblyopia, Childhood Glaucoma

Firas Kassira, OD
Comprehensive Eye Exams, Diabetic Eye Exams, Contact Lens Fittings

Haijiang Lin, MD, PhD
Medical Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Vascular Disease

Gabriel Luna, MD
Comprehensive Eye Care, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Premium Lenses

Huan Mills, MD
Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma


Priya Janardhana, MD
Uveitis, Medical Cornea, General Ophthalmology

Johanna Seddon, MD
Macular Degeneration, Macular and Retinal Dystrophies, Family History of Macular Diseases, Screening Diabetics for Retinopathy, Ocular Imaging, Genetic Retinal Diseases

Lianna Valdes, MD
Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis


Available Locations:

UMass Memorial Medical Center

Hahnemann Campus

281 Lincoln Street

Worcester, MA


UMass Memorial Medical Center

University Campus

Ambulatory Care Center

55 Lake Avenue North

Worcester, MA


UMass Memorial Medical Group at Northborough Crossing

333 Southwest Cutoff (Route 20)

Northborough, MA