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Frederick A. Jakobiec, MD

Clinical Associate in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthamology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Frederick Jakobiec is the Director of the David Glendenning Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and is an internationally recoginzed expert in his field.

Departments
Department of Pathology
Clinical Interests
Eye pathology
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Columbia University Medical Center
Residency, Harkness Eye Institute
Fellowship, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Board Certifications
Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology
Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Gender
Male
Foreign Languages
French
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Jakobiec is an attending surgeon specializing in ophthalmic oncology, orbital tumors and ocular adnexal lymphoid tumors.  He is the subspecialty head of Eye Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital?s Pathology Service.  As a clinician, he has advanced cryotherapy for conjunctival melanomas and squamous carcinomas. He directs the Harvard Medical School?s Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship. His educational contributions include a visiting professor lecture series, and conducting Ophthalmic Pathology Rounds for trainees and faculty of Harvard Medical School affiliates. He has written nearly 400 journal articles and book chapters, and edited more than 20 volumes devoted to eye tumors and eye pathology. He was the founding Co-Editor of Albert and Jakobiec?s Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, in its third edition as of 2015, and considered the gold standard of ophthalmology reference texts. 

Research

Dr. Jakobiec is a principal investigator at the Ocular Oncology Center of Excellence at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, focusing on ophthalmic oncology and characterization of ocular and adnexal (conjunctiva, eyelids, and orbital soft tissue and bones) inflammations and tumors. Research techniques include ophthalmic pathologic probes, light and transmission electron microscopy and immunoperoxidase staining. He has studied pre-malignant and malignant conjunctival melanocytic disorders (so-called primary acquired melanosis) intensively, employed clinicopathologic series with immunologic investigations of lympho-proliferations of the ocular adnexa, and applied rigorous clinicopathologic diagnostic criteria to idiopathic orbital inflammations (pseudotumors) and Wegener's granulomatosis. Find more research concepts, and co-authors on Dr. Jakobiec?s profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr. Jakobiec has written nearly 400 journal articles and book chapters, and edited more than 20 volumes devoted to eye tumors and eye pathology. He was the founding Co-Editor of Albert and Jakobiec?s Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, in its third edition as of 2015, and considered the gold standard of ophthalmology reference texts.

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-573-3319

Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114-3002

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