Priyanka Sood, MD graduated with her BA and MD from the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University in 2007.  She subsequently completed rigorous ophthalmology training at Emory University in Atlanta, which routinely places in top rankings for eye care and residency education.  She then went on to further advanced training at Weill Cornell Medical College in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery.  After training, she was offered a position to stay on as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Cornell where she spent 3 years working in the department and helping train medical students and residents. During her time there she also served as the Medical Director of the PROSE (Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface) program at Cornell and worked closely with the Boston Foundation for Sight.

Her primary clinical and surgical interests include Cornea and Anterior Segment disease and surgery, Refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK), Advanced Cataract surgery and Comprehensive ophthalmology including early Glaucoma, Dry Eye, Diabetes and other routine ocular health conditions.

"I am a strong believer in practicing medicine with thoughtfulness and compassion and focusing on individualized patient care.  I recognize that it is team work between the patient and physician that will optimize your eye health and I strive to be approachable and caring at every step along the way. As a new member of Boston Eye Group/Boston Laser I look forward to continuing this excellence of care."


Dr. Samir MelkiSince founding Boston Eye Group in 2000, we have relentlessly pursued both improvement in patient experience and innovation in academic medicine. This stems from our philosophy that only through dedicated emphasis on both scientific pursuit and patient satisfaction can we deliver the best possible medical care.

Boston Eye Group is an academic private practice, at the vanguard of eye care and patient service. Our dedication to research, education, and innovation are embodied in cutting-edge experimental studies, the publication of our findings in medical journals and textbooks, and successful surgical breakthroughs. In patient service, we measure and track surgical outcomes, complications, patient flow, wait times, and overall experience with the goal of achieving the highest level of patient satisfaction.

Boston Eye Group operates locally and worldwide. We serve New England from our two main Massachusetts offices, in Brookline and Lawrence, and are affiliated with major hospitals and health care systems in the Boston area. Our international work centers around cataract surgery in the United Kingdom, and artificial cornea implantation in the Middle East.

This brochure offers an overview of Boston Eye Group’s approach to eye and patient care, our achievements thus far, and a glimpse at our ongoing and determined battle against blindness.

Samir Melki MD, PhD
Founder & Medical Director



Dr. Mark Harris, is a graduate from the New England College of Optometry, Boston, holds a B.S. in Biological Science Education and an Associates of Science degree in Radiation Therapy Technology from the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Dr. Harris’ clinical experience includes work at the Lahey Eye Clinic, Lowell, MA and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Manchester, NH.




Dr. Kevin M. Chauvette performed his undergraduate requirements at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH and graduated from New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 1989. He is a Fellow in the College of Optometry in Vision Development (COVD) and a past Board Member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). He holds professional memberships in the American Optometric Society (AOS), The College of Optometry in Vision Development (COVD), and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). He also serves as the NH State director for the doctor affiliate group IDOC.



Dr. Qu received both academic honors and clinical honors at New England College of Optometry from which she graduated in May 2015. Her optometric training included primary eye care, ocular disease management, regular and specialty contact lens (scleral, RGP, and Ortho-K) fitting, low vision rehabilitation, and pediatric eye exams. Prior to attending New England College of Optometry, she had received a PhD in retinal physiology and completed a research fellowship in glaucoma at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Schepens Eye Research Institute.