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Derek Stuart Welsbie, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology


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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

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

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  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6052

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Glaucoma, Ophthalmology


Derek S. Welsbie, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He has an active medical and surgical practice, encompassing all aspects of glaucoma care.

Dr. Welsbie earned his M.D. and Ph.D. (molecular biology) degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. While there, he had extensive experience developing new drugs in the treatment of cancer and is translating that experience into ground-breaking laboratory efforts to identify new potential drug targets in glaucoma. Specifically, his interest is the use of high-throughput genetic screening (i.e. functional genomics) to identify the genes responsible for nerve cell death in glaucoma and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Welsbie''s other passion is resident education and after completing his residency and subspecialty training in glaucoma at Wilmer, he served as the assistant chief of service (chief resident) before joining the faculty in 2013. more

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