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Suzanne K. Freitag, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service
Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Director of Network Development
Director, Oculoplastics Fellowship
Assistant Scientist
Associate Surgeon

 

 

Center Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Freitag's clinical practice includes diseases of the orbit, eyelids and lacrimal system. She has a special interest in thyroid orbitopathy. She is a co-investigator with Drs. Leo Kim and Patricia D'Amore in several studies involving animal models of thyroid orbitopathy and idiopathic orbital inflammation. Her current clinical research interests include the development of 4-handed endoscopic endonasal orbital surgery techniques and outcomes research in orbital decompression surgery and orbital exenteration.

Select Publications

A representative list (2006 - 2012) is available through www.pubmed.gov. 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.

Education

  • 1990: B.A., Chemistry, English, Duke University
  • 1994: M.D., Medicine, Jefferson Medical College

Postgraduate Training

  • 1995: Internship, Transitional Internship, Chestnut Hill Hospital
  • 1998: Residency, Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital
  • 1999: Fellowship, Neuro-ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute
  • 2001: Fellowship, Oculoplastic Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear and Tufts

Academic Appointments

  • 2001-2002: Instructor, Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Wills Eye Hospital
  • 2001-2002: Instructor, Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College
  • 2002-2011: Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Boston University of Medicine
  • 2012-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

  • 1995-present: Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2001-present: Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2001-present: Education Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2001-present: Oral examiner, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2007-2010: Chair, Oral Examinations, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2001-present: Written Examination Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2005-present: Public Relations Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2006-present: Advocacy Representative, Massachusetts, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-present: Fellowship Preceptor Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2009-present: Nominating Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2010-present: Awards Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2011-2012: Chair, Awards Committee, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2011-present: Program Committee Abstract Reviewer, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2005-present: Member, New England Oculoplastics Society
  • 2006-present: Member, New England Ophthalmological Society
  • 2004-2006: Member, Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2000-2008: Member, Women in Ophthalmology
  • 2000-2004: Board of Directors, Women in Ophthalmology

Honors

  • 1990: Phi Lambda Upsilon National Honorary Chemistry Society
  • 1992: William Potter Wear Prize for Medical Research, Jefferson Medical College
  • 1992: Hobart A. Hare Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College
  • 1994: Carroll R. Mullen Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College
  • 2004: Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 2006: Behrooz Koleini Resident Teaching Award, Boston University Department of Ophthalmology
  • 2008: Resident Surgical Teaching Award, Boston University Department of Ophthalmology
  • 2013: Mentorship Award, American Medical Association - Women Physicians Section

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