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Jennifer Elizabeth Thorne, MD

Chief, Division of Ocular Immunology
Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • Chief, Division of Ocular Immunology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • Wilmer Eye Institute Research


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.


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    • University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville VA ) (1996)


    • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (Philadelphia PA ) (2000)


    • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (2001)
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2966
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2966
    Fax: 410-955-2924
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