Hereditary Cancer SyndromeThe Frederick H. Davidorf Professorship in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences was established to honor Dr. Davidorf’s long-time contributions to the Department.

The goal of the professorship is to provide support to a faculty member who excels in the 3 missions of the Ohio State University College of Medicine: Teaching, Research and Patient Care. The Professorship allows the department to recruit and retain physician/scientists who have interest in not only providing excellent patient care, but are passionate about the research needed to tackle the major issues in saving sight, by purchasing clinical time of the doctors so they may spend time in the lab.

Dr. Davidorf is an outstanding teacher, talented vitro-retinal surgeon, and dedicated researcher. He is a pioneer in the diagnosis, prognosis and management of Uveal Melanoma. He has published over 200 journal articles, 2 books and numerous book chapters. He was instrumental in establishing the melanoma research group which is a multidisciplinary team focused on improving the prognosis for uveal melanoma patients and is now the Genetics BAP-1 Clinic.

Dr. Davidorf is a long-time OSU Alumnus receiving his undergraduate, medical degree, and Ophthalmology residency at The Ohio State University. His retinal training was at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and he returned to Ohio State as a vitro-retinal surgeon and has been providing outstanding patient care, research and new resident instruction for over 50 years.

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