Frederick A. Jakobiec, M.D., D.Sc.

Harvard Medical School

Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, David G. Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory
Director, Eye Pathology Service
Director, Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship
Senior Scientist


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Research Summary

Dr. Jakobiec's clinical and research interests have centered on inflammation and tumors of the eye and surrounding tissues. As a clinician, he advanced cryotherapy for conjunctival melanomas and squamous carcinomas as well as concentrated on orbital tumors, particularly lymphomas, and was responsible for a 450 page chapter on orbital diseases in Spencer's four volume definitive textbook on Ophthalmic Pathology. Throughout his career, Dr. Jakobiec has focused much of his efforts on ophthalmic education. He has served a myriad of visiting lectureships and professorships at over 50 institutions and societies, and has received numerous awards and medals.