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Daniel Townsend, MD



  • Department + Services


  • My Expertise

    Functional eyelid and orbital surgery, Cosmetic oculofacial plastic surgery, Facial nerve disorders, Tearduct (lacrimal) problems, Neurological facial spastic disorders (Blepharospasm), General ophthalmology

  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Ophthalmology

Publications & Research

Atlas of Eyelid Surgery, WB Saunders, publisher, 1994, co-author


Degree & Residencies

MD, Mayo Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary


Dr. Townsend has been in practice for 25 years, since completing residency and fellowship training in 1985. He has had extensive experience as a practicing ophthalmologist and oculofacial surgeon, having directed the residency oculoplastic services at both Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Tufts New England Medical Center in the past, along with founding the orbital trauma service at Mass Eye and Ear in 1985. He has numerous publications in the peer reviewed literature, and has authored and edited several books and book chapters within his specialty. He is the former president of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary medical staff, and in 2000 was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement award for his contributions to the field of ophthamology.

Contact Daniel Townsend, MD


(978) 475-0705


Nantucket Cottage Hospital
4 Bartlett Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

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