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Frederick A. Jakobiec, MD

  • Clinical Associate in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

617-573-3319

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Overview

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

Departments

Pathology

Clinical Interests
  • Eye pathology
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Columbia University Medical Center|Residency, Harkness Eye Institute
  • Fellowship, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic Pathology
Foreign Languages
  • French
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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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. 

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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

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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.

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Contact

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-573-3319
Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
3rd. Floor
Boston MA, 02114-3002
Phone: 617-573-3319
Fax: 617-573-3168

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