Eye Expert Joins Doheny Institute

Clinician and researcher J. Jill Hopkins has joined the Doheny Retina Institute (DRI) at the Doheny Eye Institute and Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Hopkins, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, focuses on treatments for patients with hereditary retinal degenerations, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular dystrophies and macular degeneration.

She came to the Keck School from the University of Toronto and is currently developing the Hereditary Retinal Degeneration Program (HRDP).

The program will build upon existing resources and develop new and innovative approaches to retinal degenerative diseases in an effort to further excellence in patient care, research and clinical education.

The HRDP is designed to serve patients of all ages, bridging clinical work between DRI and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Its goal is to develop a state-of-the-art diagnostic program with access to social services and genetic counseling.

Hopkins will be at the DRI Los Angeles clinic and is starting soon at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.