Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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 medical degree and his Ph.D. in molecular biology 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. His other passion is resident education and after completing his residency and subspecialty training in glaucoma at Wilmer, Dr. Welsbie served as the Assistant Chief of Service for the Wilmer Ophthalmology Residency in 2012-13.
Outside of work, Dr. Welsbie enjoys running, outdoor activities and spending time with his wife, Kristi, and three kids, Asher, Andrew and Ariana.
Dr. Welsbie sees patients at Wilmer's Johns Hopkins Hospital location.
For appointments, call 410-955-6052