Mark A. Latina, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor at the New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Staff at the New England Medical Center and holds appointments at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Latina is an internationally renowned glaucoma specialist and laser expert. He is a practicing ophthalmologist and an active researcher with a focus on the laser applications and development. Over the past 10 years Dr. Latina has pioneered several new laser procedures for the treatment of glaucoma and holds numerous patents, which include the development of “Dye-Enhanced Gonioscopic Laser Sclerostomy” and “Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty.” Currently, Dr. Latina serves as a consultant for Lumenis, LTD, Santa Clara, CA. where he is involved in overseeing the clinical trials for the selective laser trabeculoplasty procedure that he developed.
Dr. Latina completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in 1985. He was awarded a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship and pursued subspecialty training in glaucoma, also at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is currently a member of the staff at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and has been a member of research staff at the Wellman Laboratory of Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Schepen’s Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Latina graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He received his doctorate in medicine from University of Connecticut Medical School. He has published more than 40 scientific papers and book chapters, and also participated as a guest lecturer or faculty member in over 30 symposium and medical continuing education courses.