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Jennifer Elizabeth Thorne, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Division of Ocular Immunology
Professor of Ophthalmology


Appointment Phone


Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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International Patients

Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Chief, Division of Ocular Immunology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2966

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2966
Fax: 410-955-2924


Iritis, Ophthalmology, Uveitis

Research Interests

Birdshot chorioretinopathy; pediatric uveitis


Jennifer Thorne, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of ophthalmology and epidemiology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and chief of the Division of Ocular Immunology. An internationally recognized and board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Thorne is an expert in the evaluation and management of patients with uveitis and other related immune-mediated disorders. Dr. Thorne also directs the Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid clinic, a multi-disciplinary specialty clinic designed to evaluate and treat patients with conjunctival diseases.

Dr. Thorne's research interests include white dot syndromes including birdshot chorioretinitis, multifocal choroiditis and punctate inner choroiditis. She also studies juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis and treatment outcomes of immunosuppressive drug therapy.

Dr. Thorne received her M.D. degree from the University of Virginia and completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania's Scheie Eye Institute. She completed her uveitis fellowship at Wilmer and completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more

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