Douglas A Jabs, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.

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  • Joint Appointment in Ophthalmology


Ocular Immunology, Ophthalmology, Uveitis

Research Interests

Uveitis; Ocular Oncology

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Douglas A. Jabs, M.D., M.B.A. is an internationally-recognized expert in the evaluation and management of patients with uveitis and related immune-mediated ocular disorders, particularly on the use of immunosuppression to treat severe ocular inflammatory diseases.  Founder of the Division of Ocular Immunology and Uveitis at Wilmer, he now is the Director of the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. more


  • Joint Appointment in Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1977)


  • Ophthalmology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1981)
  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1983)


  • Rheumatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1984)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1983)
  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (1982)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Jabs is an internationally recognized expert in clinical trials and evidence-based medicine. He has held NIH funding continuously for over 30 years. He has chaired numerous clinical trials on the treatment of uveitis, and its ocular complications. 

He is the Chair of the international, NIH-funded multicenter, comparative effectiveness clinical trial, the ADVISE Trial, on the use of an anti-TNF biologic in the treatment of severe uveitides. He is the Research Group Chair of the international, NIH-funded multicenter clinical trials, the MERIT and POINT Trials, on the treatment of uveitic macular edema. He was the Chair of the international, NIH-funded, multicenter comparative effectiveness clinical trial, the MUST Trial, on the use of immunosuppression for treatment of severe uveitides.

Dr. Jabs also chaired a long-term, NIH-funded, multicenter, cohort study on the occurrence of ocular infections in immune compromised persons.  He chairs the Standardization of Uveitis (SUN) Working Group, which is an international group of uveitis experts dedicated to improving clinical research in the field of Uveitis.  The SUN Working Group’s current project is to define classification criteria to diagnose the leading 25 uveitides.  

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