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Suzanne K. Freitag, M.D.

Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service
Specialties: Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Ophthalmic Oncology
Phone Number: 617-573-5550
Fax: 617-573-5525
Location: Mass. Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday by appointment 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Board Certification: Ophthalmology
College English, Chemistry, Duke University
M.D. Jefferson Medical College
Residency Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Tufts, Mass. Eye and Ear, Brown
Fellowship Neuro-Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Teaching Affiliation Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Dr. Freitag is the Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. She specializes in disorders of the eyelid, orbit and lacrimal system. She also performs cosmetic eyelid surgery and injects facial fillers and Botox. Dr. Freitag attended Duke University and Jefferson Medical College.  She is a board-certified ophthalmologist, having completed residency training at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. She then completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and orbital surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery in Boston at Tufts, Mass. Eye and Ear and Brown. 

Dr. Freitag's areas of special interest include: skin cancer, eyelid reconstruction, surgery to elevate droopy eyelids, cosmetic eyelid surgery, tumors and diseases of the eye socket, thyroid-related eye disease, trauma of the eye socket, blocked tear drains/lacrimal system, cosmetic facial fillers and Botox, blepharospasm, pediatric eyelid and tear drainage disorders.


A representative list (2006 - 2012) is available through Please see Dr. Freitag's CV for a complete list. 

Lefebvre DR, Freitag SK. Update on imaging of the lacrimal drainage system. Semin Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep-Nov; 27(5-6):175-86.

Gologorsky D, Jakobiec FA, Freitag SK.Transconjunctival elimination of keratin from an intratarsal meibomian cyst. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Dec 17.

Lagler CN, Freitag SK. Management of periocular actinic keratosis: a review of practice patterns among ophthalmic plastic surgeons. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul-Aug; 28(4): 277-81.

Cavicchio A, Freitag SK, Rabinovich A, Laver N. Eyelid abscess arising from an epidermal inclusion cyst. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Jul 29; 41 Online: 1-3.

Geller E, Freitag SK, Laver NV. Localized nasopharyngeal amyloidosis causing bilateral nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 May-Jun; 27(3): e64-7.

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