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Davidorf, Frederick H.

Frederick Davidorf, MD
Retina Division / Ocular Oncology Division
Emeritus Professor

Specialty/Research Interests
Ocular Melanoma, Diabetic retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Retinal detachments, Vein Occlusions, Ocular genetics

Meet Dr. Davidorf


•  BS - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
•  MD - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
•  Residency - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
•  Retina Fellowship - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA


Dr. Davidorf is a well-recognized expert in the field of ophthalmology, especially for his work in ocular melanoma.  He is a respected leader and accomplished in all three department mission areas: Education, Research, and Clinical Care. He has been on faculty at The Ohio State University for over 40 years and is beloved by patients and students, residents, and fellows for his extensive knowledge and easy-going manner.

During his tenure as director of the retina division, Dr. Davidorf established a national reputation for both patient care and research, participating in scores of clinical trials.  He is known as a pioneer in the conservative management of ocular melanoma and introduced brachytherapy as an alternative to enucleation in the US.  He was instrumental in establishing the OSU Ocular Melanoma Study Group, a multidisciplinary team focused on improving the prognosis for cancer patients. Dr. Davidorf has published over 200 journal articles, authored 2 textbooks and numerous book chapters.  He is an outstanding teacher, talented vitro-retinal surgeon, and dedicated researcher.

Contact Information

E-mail: Davidorf.1@osu.edu

OSU Phone: (614) 293-8041
OSU Address: 915 Olentangy River Rd, Ste 5000, Columbus, OH 43212

Dublin Phone: (614) 652-2600
Dublin Fax: (614) 685-1941
Dublin Address: 6435 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43016