Research and Publications

In addition to providing outstanding patient care, Dr. Rubin takes pride in actively contributing to his profession of oculoplastics through his research, publications, and teaching.

Research Highlights

padr-patentAmong his wide ranging research endeavors, Dr. Rubin has interest in biomaterials, the science of aesthetics, and computer applications to efficient healthcare delivery. Dr. Rubin was awarded an U.S. Patent (5,466,258) for his design of a novel orbital implant to assist the rehabilitation of patients who have lost and eye.

Through a novel eye-tracking study, Dr. Rubin and his co-workers were able to confirm that judgements regarding subjective assessment of aging and fatigue are due to disproportionate amount of gaze fixation in the eye region. This supports the finding that procedures performed in this facial area are likely to be among the most effective interventions to enhance the appearance of an individual.

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Dr. Rubin has authored more than 200 papers and chapters on a wide range of topics within the field of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. The papers listed within the National Library of Medicine data base can be accessed through this link.


While on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rubin trained over 100 residents and fellows in the science and art of the highly specialized field of ophthalmic plastic surgery. He takes pride that several of his former fellows have gone on to train yet another generation of subspecialists. A natural teacher, Dr. Rubin frequently lectures nationally and internationally.