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Coffee Q&A with Dr. Thomas Freddo – Thermoscan Technology

October 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Thomas Freddo

Join us every Friday (except First Fridays) for a casual coffee chat with a guest from our technology and business community.

Dr. Thomas Freddo – Thermoscan Technology
10 AM Friday October 9
Online via Zoom – Register for free below

Everyone has ended up with a different niche in this coronavirus crisis. Dr. Freddo was asked to consult with companies trying to determine the safest and most reliable methods for temperature screening as Massachuetts re-opens. As it happens, the best place on the body surface to measure temperature accurately is over the tears ducts near the eyes and that’s how he ended up being consulted by some of the companies working to provide “best solutions” for this challenge.

Thomas F. Freddo, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Thomas Freddo is currently a semi-retired part-time Professor at the MCP Health Sciences University in Worcester, MA. He completed his B.A (Zoology/Chemistry) at The University of Connecticut, his O.D at The New England College of Optometry and Ph.D. (Anatomy/Pathology) 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 Pathology and Anatomy at Boston University School of Medicine, retiring in 2006. During this time he maintained a part time, hospital-based practice of Optometry and Directed the Surgical Eye Pathology Service for both Boston Medical Center hospitals. During this period, Dr. Freddo also directed his NIH-funded research programs in anterior uveitis and glaucoma.

In 2006, Dr. Freddo was named Professor and Director of the School of Optometry at The University of Waterloo, in Canada, the only English-speaking school of optometry in all of Canada. In 2014, having completed this fixed term appointment, he returned to retirement in the US, before agreeing to take his current part-time teaching position in 2017. He is a recipient of several research awards, 12 teaching awards from 3 institutions and two honorary doctorates, one from the State University of New York and the other from University of Montreal. He is a past-President of the International Society for Eye Research, and served on the Boards of the American Academy of Optometry and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.

He has served as a consultant to the FDA Ophthalmic Medical Devices committee, and as a reviewer on the NIH small business grants program for ophthalmic devices. He has served on the editorial boards of two major journals and is the author of over 100 original research articles, chapters and review articles, plus 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. It was being an author of this most widely read text on anatomy of the eye that brought him in contact with Gruppo Pedercini and ThermoShield, the manufacturers of one of the devices he will discuss.



October 9, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Zoom Virtual Meeting
MA United States