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.
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.
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.
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.