Tatsuo Hirose, MDTatsuo Hirose, MD received his MD degree from Kanazawa University, Japan where he continued his studies with an internship and residency in ophthalmology. He then graduated from Harvard School of Medicine where he completed general ophthalmology courses.

His postgraduate studies include a fellowship in electrophysiology at Cornell Medical Center, New York, and a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute (SERI) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. Dr. Hirose is board certified in ophthalmology and currently is Clinical Senior Scientist, SERI; Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; and Surgeon in Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Hirose has received many awards for his exceptional work in the field. To mention a few: Fulbright Fellowship; Honor Award and Senior Honor Award of American Academy of Ophthalmology; Selected The Best Doctors in America; Selected Boston's Best Doctors, Boston Magazine; The Paul Kayser International Award of Merit in Retina Research; Schepens Eye Research Institute $1 million Endowment and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infrimary Distinguished Service Award.

His main research interests include: Development of surgical techniques for severe retinal detachment, the development of clinically useful objective retinal function tests and the development of low-vision devices and electronic reading instruments.