Ophthalmology

Suzanne Freitag, MD – Chief Editor


Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Suzanne Freitag received her bachelors degree in chemistry and English from Duke University in 1990 and MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1994. She subsequently completed internship at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Freitag then completed a 1-year fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology with Neil Miller, MD at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Finally, she was selected as an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellow, completing 2 years of training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Tufts New England Eye Center in Boston, MA.

Since 2011, Dr. Freitag has been the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Previous roles held by Dr. Freitag include Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2002-2011) at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, as well as Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon (2001-2002) at Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.

Mitul Mehta, MD – Section Editor


University of California, Irvine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department of Ophthalmology, Retina Division
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Dr. Mitul C. Mehta, completed his undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and received a Masters of Science in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. He earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC in Los Angeles. After completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, he completed fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in New York City.

In addition to the care of patients with vitreoretinal disorders, Mehta teaches medical students, residents and fellows. He also does research on surgical devices and techniques, as well as on vitreoretinal diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. His surgical interests include retinal detachment repair, ocular trauma, secondary lens placement, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, and surgery for endophthalmitis (severe eye infections).

Matthew Wade, MD – Section Editor


University of California, Irvine
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Dr. Matthew Wade is a fellowship-trained eye surgeon who specializes in LASIK vision correction, complex cataract surgery and cornea transplantation at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. Dr. Wade earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in general ophthalmology at UC Irvine, where he also completed a fellowship in cornea, anterior segment and refractive surgery.

Ophthalmology Section Reviewers:

  • Nitin Balakrishnan  India
  • Jorge I. Calzada  United States
  • Pradeep Prasad  United States
  • Jen Yu  United States