Department of Ophthalmology: Meet our Doctors

Our physicians—conveniently located at the Mass. Eye and Ear main campus at 243 Charles Street in Boston and at our suburban locations—strive to provide you with the best medical and surgical care available anywhere in the world. They use the most advanced tools available to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of eye conditions and diseases. Whether you are having a routine eye exam; undergoing laser vision correction surgery; or receiving treatment for a complex eye-related problem, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy, you are in the hands of caring and compassionate physicians who are dedicated to preserving your vision.

Learn more about our caregivers and what inspired them to enter ophthalmology by selecting one of the physicians from the list.

Featured Specialists:

George Papaliodis, M.D.

Papaliodis (1)For George Papaliodis, MD, ophthalmology is more than a professional interest—it’s a deep-rooted passion. “My grandmother was diagnosed with glaucoma and experienced vision loss. That’s when I saw, firsthand, just how important quality eye care is for patients,” he explained.

Suzanne K. Freitag, M.D.

Dr. Jan KylstraAs an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Freitag understands the importance of interdepartmental collaboration. Many of her patients have complex conditions that require input from several different specialists. Since joining Mass. Eye and Ear as the Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service in 2011, Dr. Freitag has successfully led this multidisciplinary service, which performs a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.

Jan Kylstra, M.D.

Dr. Jan KylstraWith nearly three decades of experience in clinical care and academic medicine, Dr. Jan Kylstra specializes in the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases, especially age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. As a member of Mass. Eye and Ear’s Retina Service, he not only repairs retinal tears, retinal detachments, and macular holes, but also has expertise in retinal infectious diseases, particularly in the context of HIV/AIDS.