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Frederick A. Jakobiec, MD, DSc

Director, David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology
Emeritus Willard Williams Professor, Harvard Medical School

Specialty Area: Eye Pathology, Ocular Clinical Oncology, and Infections and Idiopathic Inflammations of the Eye and Adnexa

For patient matters, please contact:

The Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Lab
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street- Room 321
Boston, MA 02114

: 617-573-3319
Fax: 617-573-3168


Clinical Background

Medical School
Harvard Medical School, 1968
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, DSc (Med), 1972


Ophthalmology and Anatomic Pathology Residencies, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 


Research Fellowship, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Ophthalmology/Assigned to Pathology (Thesis on The Ultrastructure of Orbital Neoplasia)
Fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, 1975; Pathology, Anatomical Pathology 1978

Professional Affiliations

Verhoeff-Zimmerman Eye Pathology Society; Eastern Ophthalmic Pathology Society; American Ophthalmological Society; American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists

Clinical Interests
Eye pathology; ocular and adnexal tumors and inflammations

Research Interests
Dr. Jakobiec has edited over 20 volumes devoted to eye tumors and eye pathology, and written over 300 journal articles and book chapters. He co-edited The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology (6 volumes, W.B. Saunders, 1991 and 1998), and contributed numerous chapters to the third edition (2008), 4 volumes.


A complete list of research publications can be seen at Type the physician's name at the top, where it says 'for' and the physician's research publications will appear.