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Jampel, Henry David

Jampel, Henry

Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Professor of Ophthalmology
Glaucoma Division, The Wilmer Eye Institute

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maumenee B-117
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Wilmer at Green Spring Station
10753 Falls Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093                                         

Henry D. Jampel, M.D., M.H.S., Odd Fellows Professor of Ophthalmology, was raised in the home of an academic ophthalmologist, and hence was exposed to ophthalmology at an early age.  After graduating from Harvard summa cum laude in Biology, he attended the Yale University School of Medicine where he met his wife Risa, a dermatologist who has been part of the Johns Hopkins community for almost 30 years. They have three children, Catherine, a Harvard graduate, Joseph, who is a senior at Harvard, and Sarah, who is a freshman at Yale.  The decision to enter the field of ophthalmology came late during medical school, and when he sought his father, Dr. Robert Jampel’s, advice about where he should train, he was told “Wilmer, if you can get in.”

After completing his residency at Wilmer, Dr. Jampel was encouraged to stay at Wilmer for an extended glaucoma fellowship with Harry Quigley, M.D., A.E. Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology, and Irvin Pollack, M.D., Professor Emeritus.  Dr. Quigley doubled the faculty of the Glaucoma Service in 1988 by adding Dr. Jampel as his colleague. Dr. Jampel went back to school as an Associate Professor and obtained a Master’s degree in Health Finance and Management.

Dr. Jampel’s research career has encompassed both laboratory and clinical research.  He was a principal investigator on the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study, a multi-center study comparing medical and surgical treatment for glaucoma in newly diagnosed patients.  He was also an investigator, along with fellow faculty member Don Zack, M.D., Ph.D., Guerrieri  Family Professor of Ophthalmology, in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study.  He is actively collaborating with Dr. David Friedman, M.D., MPH,  Alfred Sommer Professor of Ophthalmology, and Dr. Michael Boland on a government funded project assessing the value of screening and treating  glaucoma. Dr. Jampel has collaborated  with the team of Ran Zeimer, Ph.D., Morton F. Goldberg Professor of Ophthalmology, and Susan Vitale, Ph.D., M.H.S., on imaging devices for the detection of glaucoma and its progression.  Throughout all of his endeavors, Dr. Jampel has been assisted by his study coordinator and administrator, Rhonda Miller, C.O.A.  He observes “The opportunity to collaborate with brilliant vision scientists at Wilmer is what really makes the research enjoyable.”

Jampel’s interests in ophthalmology are broad and his service to the field considerable.  Since 2003, he has been the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Ophthalmology, one of the most prestigious clinical journals in the field. He chairs the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Panel, which evaluates the role of devices in the diagnosis and management  of glaucoma.  He is current chairman of the Research Committee of the American Glaucoma Society and has recently authored a position statement on the use of marijuana to treat glaucoma.  Closer to home at Wilmer, for the past 5 years, Dr. Jampel has served as medical director of Wilmer’s Green Spring Station satellite office, where he oversees the outpatient clinic, the Laser Vision Center, and the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Endurance athletics are Dr. Jampel’s main extracurricular activity.  He has completed two Ironman distance triathlons, in Hawaii in 1999 and in Lake Placid in 2004, and 6 marathons, including Boston in 2009.  In September of 2010 he completed a 3 mile open water swim as part of a fundraiser for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Phone: (410) 955-6082
Fax: (410) 502-7493

Read Dr. Jampel's CV

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Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status - 7/18/2014

Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014

Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014

Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014

Wilmer's Division of Ocular Immunology Announces "Living With Uveitis" Support Group - 6/10/2014

Dr. Neil Bressler to Speak on Diabetic Retinopathy at National Eye Health Summit and Webcast - 6/10/2014

Dr. Donald Zack Receives a Research to Prevent Blindness Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa - 6/9/2014

Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014

Dr. Christina Prescott Discusses Summer Eye Protection on Fox 45 News - 6/1/2014

Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014

Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014

Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014

Dr. Richard Semba: Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014

Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014

Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ARVO Award - 5/7/2014


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