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Deborah S. Jacobs, MD

Deborah S. Jacobs, MD, Medical Director

Deborah S. Jacobs
Medical Director

Medical Director

Deborah S. Jacobs, MD, an ophthalmologist with specialty training in Cornea and External Diseas, joined BostonSight as Medical Director in 2006. Dr. Jacobs earned her undergraduate A.B. degree from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges in 1981, majoring in Biology and graduating summa cum laude. After winning a Rhodes Scholarship, in 1983 she earned her Masters of Science degree in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University in England.

Dr. Jacobs returned to Massachusetts for medical school and earned an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1987. Her three-year residency in Ophthalmology was spent at Massachusetts Eye & Ear in Boston where she also completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease, supported by a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship. From 1992-2006, she was Director of the Cornea Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; she has also been on staff at Massachusetts Eye & Ear. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jacobs is also a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Cornea Service and is Director of the required course in Ophthalmology for Harvard medical students. 

"Over nearly twenty years of training and practice in Boston it became apparent to me that BostonSight plays a unique role in the rehabilitation of patients with complex corneal disease. My goal, since coming here in 2006, is to increase awareness, appreciation, and availability of our treatment and our approach to patients, which together produce life-changing results."

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

1981 A.B. Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, Biology, summa cum laude
1983 M.Sc. University of Oxford, England, Physiological Sciences
1987 M.D. Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Training:

7/1987-6/1988 Internship, Transitional Year in Medicine and Surgery, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
7/1988-6/1991 Residency in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA
7/1991-6/1992 Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

License and Certification:

1992 National Board of Medical Examiners Certificate
1993 Commonwealth of Massachusetts License Registration
1992 American Board of Ophthalmology Certificate, Recertified 2002

Awards and Honors:

1981 – 1983 Rhodes Scholarship
1991 – 1992 Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship
2000 Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Academic Appointments:

2/2016-present Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
7/2006-2/2016 Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
4/2002-7/2006 Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.
7/1992 -4/2002 Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine
7/1992-4/2002 Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Hospital Appointments:

7/1991 – 6/2010 Active Staff, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
7/1992 – 3/2006 Director, Cornea Service. Div. Ophthalmology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
7/1992 – present Surgeon or Courtesy Staff, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston
7/1992 – present Associate Staff or courtesy Staff, Ophthalmology, Tufts/New England Medical Center, Boston
7/1992 – 1998 Assistant in Ophthalmology, Boston/VA Medical Center, Boston
7/1996 – 2003 Clinical Associate in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
1/2008 – present Part-time Faculty, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Cornea Service, Boston

Professional Societies:

1992 – present American Academy of Ophthalmology Member
1993 – present New England Ophthalmological Society Member
2009 – present CLAO Member

National Committee Work:

2013 -  President, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
2009 – Trustee-at-Large, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
2010- Scientific Program Chair, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists
2005 –2009 Chair, Cornea and Anterior Segment Sub-Committee, Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee
2000 –2005 Member, Anterior Segment Sub-Committee, Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee
1993 – 1998 Member, Inter-specialty and Medical Student Education Committees

Editorial Boards:

1995 – present ad hoc reviewer Archives of Ophthalmology
1996 – present ad hoc reviewer American Journal of Ophthalmology
1996 -  ad hoc reviewer Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers
1995 - ad hoc reviewer Survey of Ophthalmology
2000 - present ad hoc reviewer New England Journal of Medicine
2007 - present ad hoc reviewer Cornea

Senior Staff

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Gene Guselli, President and CEO
Gene Guselli, President and CEO

Gene P. Guselli
President and CEO

Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager
Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Melinda Kimball
Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network
Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network

Ilene Knopping
Director of the BostonSight® Network

Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager
Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager

Darlene Riordan
Clinical Operations Manager

Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas
Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas

Tara Stepanian
Manager of Annual Giving Programs

Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering
Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering

Olga Tomashevskaya
Director of Engineering

Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer
Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer

Sara Yost
Chief Financial Officer

Staff

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Colin Bateman
Colin Bateman

Lab Technician

Pedro Araujo
Pedro Araujo

Pedro Araujo
Lab Technician

Manoel Carvalho
Manoel Carvalho

Manoel Carvalho
Lab Manager

Artur Barbosa
Artur Barbosa

Artur Barbosa
Lab Technician

Lynn Carter
Lynn Carter

Lynn Carter
Senior Patient Claims Representative

Kerri Cruz
Kerri Cruz
Rita DeFlaminis
Rita DeFlaminis

Rita DeFlaminis
Returning Patient Affairs Coordinator

Elizabeth Gibson
Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson
Clinic Technician

Daniel Gosselin
Daniel Gosselin

Daniel Gosselin
Lab Technician

Sabrina Grankewicz
Sabrina Grankewicz

Sabrina Grankewicz

Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator

Yudit Guzman
Yudit Guzman

Yudit Guzman
Lead Ophthalmic Technician

Kim Levin
Kim Levin

Klimenty Levin
Software/Systems Engineer

Nancy Lemist
Nancy Lemist

Nancy Lemist
Clinical Support Manager

David Loomis
David Loomis

David Loomis
Financial Administrator

Isabell Ofgant
Isabell Ofgant

Isabell Ofgant
Patient Claims Representative

 

Sue Sharer
Sue Sharer

Sue Sharer

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Loren Stead
Loren Stead

Loren Stead
Patient Insurance Coordinator

Heidi Wolfe
Heidi Wolfe

Heidi Wolfe
Clinic Technician