Thomas V Johnson III, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Johnson is a clinician-scientist and the Allan and Shelly Holt Rising Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He completed his PhD in neuroscience at the University of Cambridge (UK). His doctoral research involved leading a collaborative project between a stem cell laboratory at Cambridge and a molecular biology laboratory in the National Eye Institute’s NIH intramural research program, studying stem cell transplantation as a potential neuroprotective treatment for glaucoma. He has been at Johns Hopkins since 2010 where he completed medical school, ophthalmology residency, glaucoma fellowship, and served as the Wilmer Eye Institute’s Assistant Chief of Service (ACS). Dr. Johnson is a glaucoma specialist and treats patients in the clinic and operating room. He also directs a translational neuroscience laboratory that is investigating retinal ganglion cell replacement therapies for vision restoration in glaucoma and other optic neuropathies. 


First published on: November 25, 2022

Last modified on: June 19, 2024