Jella Angela An, M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Vice Chair - Wilmer Eye Care Network
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, French, Korean


Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) more

Research Interests

Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS); Novel surgical interventions and drug delivery in glaucoma; Post-operative wound healing modulation; Medical student and resident mentorship more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6052
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Bethesda

Appointment Phone: 240-482-1100
6430 Rockledge Drive
Westmoreland Building, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20817
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Jella An, M.D., M.B.A, is the Vice Chair for the Wilmer Eye Care Network at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. An is an ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and eye surgeon at the Wilmer Eye Institute’s locations in Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland. She primarily treats adult patients diagnosed with cataracts or glaucoma and specializes in micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), as well as simple and complex types of cataracts surgery.

Dr. An completed a clinical fellowship in glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery at the University of Toronto. Her research efforts focus on the advancement of glaucoma treatments, including modulation of post-operative wound healing and improved long-term surgical outcomes. more


  • Vice Chair - Wilmer Eye Care Network
  • Medical Director, Wilmer Eye Institute, Bethesda
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; McGill University School of Medicine (2009)


  • Ophthalmology; McGill University Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (2014)


  • Ophthalmology; University of Toronto (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. An’s research efforts focus on the advancement of glaucoma treatments, including extended-release drug delivery, and proper patient selection and improved long-term surgical outcomes in MIGS and micropulse lasers. She serves as a principal investigator for several clinical trials in these areas. Dr. An is also interested in medical student and resident mentorship.

Activities & Honors


  • Young Clinician Scientist Award, American Glaucoma Society, 2017
  • Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists (MAPS) Awards, American Glaucoma Society, 2017
  • Surgical Skills Graduation Award for Best Resident Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 2014
  • Dr. Mark Cohen Prize in Ophthalmology, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 2009
  • Medical Research Bursary, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 2009
  • Canadian institutions of Health Research (CIHR) Health Professional Research Award, McGill University, 2006
  • Dean's Scholarship, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 2005

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Closing the Gap in Glaucoma, Wilmer Insider (Nov. 2021)

Five Questions for Jella An, M.D., M.B.A., Wilmer Insider (Oct. 2021)

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