William R. Freeman, M.D.

Director, Jacobs Retina Center

William R. Freeman, M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Director, Jacobs Retina Center. The clinical research center at the Jacobs Center enables patients to benefit from the latest advances in diagnostic equipment and therapies. Laboratory researchers working in the Center focus on advancing promising therapies for macular degeneration, diabetes, tumors, inherited retinal disease, retinal detachment, macular holes and other important retinal diseases.

Dr. Freeman earned his graduate degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Southern California.

The Jacobs Retina Center has allowed Dr. Freeman to continue to build a research team dedicated to attacking retinal diseases that cause blindness and vision loss. Dr. Freeman’s clinical and research interests include complicated retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Freeman has been honored with several awards, including being listed as a Top San Diego Physician. In his honor, San Diego Mayor Sanders pronounced May 14, 2008 “William R. Freeman, M.D. Day.”