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Benjamin Botsford

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UMass Chan Medical School

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Benjamin Botsford, MD joined the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences in the summer 2022. He is delighted to serve the ophthalmology needs of a diverse patient population and collaborate with his UMass Memorial Eye Center colleagues.

After graduating from Phi Beta Kappa from New York University with a degree in neuroscience, he went on to receive his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at NY Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented at numerous regional and national conferences.

He has volunteered at a diabetes outreach clinic for Veterans Inc. in Worcester where he performed ophthalmology screenings for veterans and their families. He also presented on “Diabetes and Your Eyes” for the UMass Memorial Eye Center’s inaugural “See Better! Live Fuller!” patient webinar series this past fall.

With a special interest in retinal disease and macular degeneration, Dr. Botsford looks forward to providing medical and surgical care to the community, as well as teaching the enthusiastic and stellar ophthalmology residents at the Hahnemann and Northborough offices.

Clinical Expertise:
Surgical and medical management of vitreoretinal disease
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular degeneration
Retinal vascular disease


  • –present
    Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Massachusetts