Wilmer 131, Johns Hopkins Hospital
M.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University
Glaucoma Fellowship: Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University
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.
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.
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.