Geneticist, retinal expert joins Jules Stein Eye Institute

February 1, 2007

Los Angeles-The Jules Stein Eye Institute (JSEI) and the Department of Ophthalmology of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have appointed Michael Gorin, MD, the Harold and Pauline Price Chair in Ophthalmology and professor of ophthalmology in the retina and vision science divisions.

In his new post, Dr. Gorin will spend his time treating patients with retinal diseases, conducting genetic research on inherited eye disorders, and training young ophthalmologists. His primary focus is the molecular genetics of hereditary eye disorders, particularly age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and Stargardt's disease.

The appointment represents a homecoming for Dr. Gorin, who completed his medical internship at the David Geffen School of Medicine before pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship and ophthalmology residency at JSEI.

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