Suzanne K. Freitag, M.D.

Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service
Co-Director, Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery

Specialties

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Ophthalmic Oncology

Thyroid Eye Disease

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-5550
Fax: 617-573-5525

Overview

Biography


Dr. Freitag is the Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service and Co-Director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery 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.

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

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

Publications

For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Wong LL, Lee NG, Amarnani D, Choi CJ, Bielenberg DR, Freitag SK, D'Amore PA, Kim LA. Orbital Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis in Thyroid Eye Disease: An Analysis of Vascular Growth Factors with Clinical Correlation. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jul 13. pii: S0161-6420(16)30419-5.

Dagi Glass L, Sullivan R, Freitag SK. New Translational Research in the Medical Management of Orbital Melanoma. Semin Ophthalmol. 2016;31(1-2):53-8.

Stagner AM, Jakobiec FA, Freitag SK. Primary cutaneous extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of the eyelid skin: Diagnostic clues and distinction from other ocular adnexal diseases. Surv Ophthalmol. 2016 May-Jun;61(3):333-8. 2015.10.007. Review.

Glass LR, Freitag SK. Management of orbital IgG4-related disease. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov;26(6):491-7. Review.

Campbell AA, Grob SR, Freitag SK. Controversies in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Ocular Neoplasms. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2015 Fall;55(4):73-9. Review.

Choi CJ, Bauza A, Yoon MK, Sobel RK, Freitag SK. Full-Thickness Skin Graft as an Independent or Adjunctive Technique for Repair of Cicatricial Lower Eyelid Ectropion Secondary to Actinic Skin Changes. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec;31(6):474-7.

Freitag SK, Cunnane ME, Yoon MK, Barnes JA, Winkfield KM, Sohani AR. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 18-2015. A 41-year-old woman with decreased vision in the left eye and diplopia. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 11;372(24):2337-45.

Teo L, Lagler CP, Mannor G, Glass LD, Freitag SK. Mullers Muscle Conjunctival Resection for Treatment of Contact Lens-Associated Ptosis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug;32(4):257-60.

Papavasileiou E, Prasad S, Freitag SK, Sobrin L, Lobo AM. Ipilimumab-induced Ocular and Orbital Inflammation-A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Apr;24(2):140-6.

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To learn more about Dr. Freitag, read her "Meet a Specialist" profile here.

Education

Education

  • English, Chemistry, Duke University, BA
  • Jefferson Medical College, M.D.

Residency

  • Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital

Fellowship

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Tufts, Mass. Eye and Ear, Brown