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Thomas Freddo

Thomas Freddo OD, PhD, FAAO

Adjunct Professor, MCP Health Sciences University

Dr. Thomas Freddo is currently a semi-retired Adjunct Professor at the MCP Health Sciences University. He completed his B.A. at The University of Connecticut, his O.D at The New England College of Optometry and Ph.D at Boston University School of Medicine, where he also completed a Fellowship in Surgical Ophthalmic Pathology. Dr. Freddo served for 25 years as Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine where he also maintained a hospital-based practice of Optometry and Directed the Surgical Eye Pathology service for both Boston Medical Center hospitals. He also directed his NIH-funded, research program in anterior uveitis and glaucoma and was the first OD to serve as a Vice Chairman of an academic department of Ophthalmology.

He also served for 10 years as Professor and Director of the School of Optometry and Vision Science at The University of Waterloo. He was the first OD voted to membership in the American Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists and Oncologists, a section of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a recipient of the Glenn Fry Award for Excellence in Research, 12 teaching awards from 3 institutions and two honorary doctorates from the State University of New York and the University of Montreal. He is past-President of the International Society for Eye Research, and served on the Board of the American Academy of Optometry, the Scientific Advisory Committee of RPB, as a consultant to the FDA Ophthalmic Medical Devices committee and the Board of Regents of Beta Sigma Kappa. He is the author of nearly 100 research articles, many chapters and review articles and a new clinical textbook on anatomy of the eye and orbit. Most recently, Dr. Freddo was named a Fulbright Senior Fellow by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.