Daniel R. Lefebvre, M.D., FACS

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear


Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Lefebvre specializes in evaluating and treating disorders of the eyelids, lacrimal system, and orbit, with special interest in trauma, thyroid eye disease, eyelid and orbital anatomy, and eyelid and orbital oncology. Currently, he is conducting a CT-based analysis of orbital anatomy; a study on the effect of camera / flash type and reflex position in standardized facial photography; a review of eyelid / canalicular trauma series; as well as an investigation into the anatomy and physiology of Muellers muscle of the eyelid.


2000: B.S., Biology, Boston University

2005: M.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University

Postgraduate Training

2006: Internship, General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2010: Residency, Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center

2011: Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Boston University

2012: Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Academic Appointments

2015-present: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2012-2015: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2010-2011: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Boston University School of Medicine


Selected Publications

For a complete list, please see his CV.

Cellular neurothekeoma of the eyelid: a unique internal palpebral resentation. Lefebvre DR, Robinson-Bostom L, Migliori ME. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov 5.

Endoscopic orbital floor decompression with preservation of the inferomedial strut. Bleier BS, Lefebvre DR, Freitag SK. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Oct 2.

Diagnosis and treatment of penetrating orbital cranial foreign body injuries. Lefebvre DR, Chandra RV. Digit J Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec 31;18(4):9-11.

A cross-sectional survey of the association between bilateral topical prostaglandin analogue use and ocular adnexal features. Shah M, Lee G, Lefebvre DR, Kronberg B, Loomis S, Brauner SC, Turalba A, Rhee DJ, Freitag SK, Pasquale LR. PLoS One. 2013 May 1;8(5):e61638.

An enzyme-mediated assay to quantify inoculation volume delivered by suture needlestick injury: two gloves are better than one. Lefebvre DR, Strande LF, Hewitt CW. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Jan;206(1):113-22.

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