Chief, Division of Ocular Immunology
Jennifer E. Thorne, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor of ophthalmology and epidemiology and the director of the Division of Ocular Immunology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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 mucous membrane pemphigoid and other cicatrizing conjunctival diseases. She is deputy director of the Coordinating Center of the Studies of Ocular Complication of AIDS, medical officer for the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial, and part of the Executive Committee of the Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature Working Group.
Dr. Thorne’s research interests include clinical research into 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 medical degree at the University of Virginia, and completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute. She did her uveitis fellowship at Wilmer and completed her Ph.D. in epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Thorne sees patients at the Wilmer Eye Institute's Johns Hopkins Hospital location.
For appointments at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, call: 410-955-2966