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Michael V. Boland, M.D., Ph.D.

Boland, Michael V.

Assistant Professor
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology

Wilmer 131, Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287



M.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University
Glaucoma Fellowship: Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University 

Research Interests
Combined analysis of structure and function in glaucoma: To better model the clinical practice of subjectively combining optic nerve structure and function, we have created a method to combine quantitative measures of structure (imaging) and function (visual field) and are in the process of analyzing this approach using cross-sectional and prospective data.

Clinical Informatics
As Director of Information Technology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Boland is involved in a number of projects that directly impact patient care. To help assess the impact of IT on care, we are currently evaluating the impact of a new electronic health record on both patients and physicians. We are also assessing the ability of telecommunication-based reminders (voice and text messages) to improve adherence with glaucoma medications.

Distributed Research Network
Dr. Boland is also carrying out a pilot project to demonstrate the ability of a distributed network of physicians to carry out clinical research. We anticipate that this will lead to longer-term funding to maintain and expand the network. 

Representative Publications

1. Danesh-Meyer, H.V., Boland, M.V., Savino P.J., Miller, N.R., Subramanian, P.S., Girkin, C.A., Quigley, H.A. 2010 Optic Disc Morphology in Open Angle Glaucoma Compared with Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathies. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 51(4):2003-10.

2. Boland, M.V., Lehmann, H.P. 2010 A new method for determining physician decision thresholds using empiric, uncertain recommendations. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 10(1):20.

3. Kymes, S.M., Plotzke, M.R., Kass, M.A., Boland, M.V., Gordon, M.O. 2010 Management of Ocular Hypertension: The Influence of Age on the Cost Effectiveness of Treatment. Archives of Ophthalmology. 128(5):613-618.

4. Boland, M.V., Zhang, L., Broman, A.T., Jampel, H.D., Quigley, H.A. 2008 Comparison of Optic Nerve Head Topography and Visual Field in Eyes with Open Angle and Angle Closure Glaucoma. Ophthalmology. 115(2):239-245.

5. Chiang, M.F., Boland, M.V., Margolis, J.W., Lum, F., Abramoff, M.D., Hildebrand, P.L. 2008 Adoption and Perceptions of Electronic Health Record Systems by Ophthalmologists: An American Academy of Ophthalmology Survey. Ophthalmology. 115(9):1591-1597.e5.

6. Boland, M.V., Quigley, H.A., Lehmann, H.P. 2008 The Impact of Risk Calculation on Treatment Recommendations Made by Glaucoma Specialists in Cases of Ocular Hypertension. Journal of Glaucoma. 17(8):631-638.

7. Zhao, T., Velliste, M., Boland, M.V., Murphy R.F. 2005. Object Type Recognition for Automated Analysis of Protein Subcellular Location. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 14(9):1351-1359.

8. Boland, M.V., Murphy, R.F. 2001. A Neural Network Classifier Capable of Recognizing All Major Subcellular Structures in Fluorescence Microscope Images of HeLa Cells. Bioinformatics. 17(12):1213-1223.

9. Murphy, R.F., Boland, M.V., Velliste, M. 2000. Towards a Systematics for Protein Subcellular Location: Quantitative Description of Protein Localization Patterns and Automated Analysis of Fluorescence Microscope Images. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB). 8:251-259.

10. Markey, M.K., Boland, M.V., Murphy, R.F. 1999. Towards Objective Selection of Representative Microscope Images. Biophysical Journal. 76:2230-2237.

11. Boland, M.V., Murphy, R.F. 1999. After Sequencing: Quantitative Analysis of Protein Localization. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine. 18(5):115-119.

12. Boland, M.V., Markey, M.K., Murphy, R.F. 1998. Automated Recognition of Patterns Characteristic of Subcellular Structures in Fluorescence Microscopy Images. Cytometry. 33(3):366-375.

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