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Faculty Profile

Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Topics of Professional Interest:
  • Clinical trials in the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis
  • Epidemiology of ocular complications of AIDS
  • Cytomegalovirus drug resistance
  • Ocular complications of AIDS
  • Treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis
Current Professional Summary:

Dr Jabs is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Committees and Organizations:
  • Committee on Guidelines for the Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Patients with HIV, USPHS/IDSA
Honors and Awards:
  • Clinician Scientist Award, The Johns Hopkins University (1986 and 1987)
  • Olga Keith Weiss Scholar Award, Research to Prevent Blindness (1991)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation Ethel-Baxter Award (1995)
  • Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award, Research to Prevent Blindness (1997)
Education:
  • Dartmouth College, AB, Chemistry (1973)
  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD (1977)
  • The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology (1978)
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine (1983)
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Fellowship in Rheumatology (1984)
  • The Johns Hopkins University, School of Continuing Studies, MS in Business, Medical Services Management (1998)
  • The Johns Hopkins University, School of Graduate Studies in Business and Education, MBA (1999)
Selected Publications:
  1. Jabs DA. Ocular manifestations of HIV infection. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1995;93:623-683.
  2. Jabs DA, Bolton SG, Dunn JP, Palestine AG. Discontinuing anticytomegalovirus therapy in patients with immune reconstitution after combination antiretroviral therapy. Am J Ophthalmol. 1998;126:817-822.
  3. Nguyen QD, Kempen JH, Bolton SG, Dunn JP, Jabs DA. Immune recovery uveitis in patients with AIDS and cytomegalovirus retinitis following highly active antiretroviral therapy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2000;129:634-639.
  4. Kempen JH, Jabs DA, Dunn JP, West SK, Tonascia J. Retinal detachment risk in cytomegalovirus retinitis related to the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119:33-40.
  5. Hu H, Jabs DA, Forman MS, Martin BK, Dunn JP, Weinberg DV, Davis JL; Cytomegalovirus Retinitis and Viral Resistance Study Group. Comparison of cytomegalovirus (CMV) UL97 gene sequences in the blood and vitreous of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and CMV retinitis. J Infect Dis. 2002;185:861-867.
  6. Kempen JH, Jabs DA, Wilson LA, Dunn JP, West SK, Tonascia JA. Risk of vision loss in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121:466-476.
  7. Kempen JH, Jabs DA, Wilson LA, Dunn JP, West SK, Tonascia J. Mortality risk for patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;37:1365-1373.
  8. Weinberg A, Jabs DA, Chou S, Martin BK, Lurain NS, Forman MS, Crumpacker C. Mutations conferring foscarnet resistance in a cohort of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and cytomegalovirus retinitis. J Infect Dis. 2003;187:777-784.
  9. Jabs DA, Martin BK, Forman MS, Hubbard L, Dunn JP, Kempen JH, Davis JL, Weinberg DV; Cytomegalovirus Retinitis and Viral Resistance Study Group. Cytomegalovirus resistance to ganciclovir and clinical outcomes of patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003;135:26-34.
  10. Jabs DA. AIDS and ophthalmology in 2004. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122:1040-1042.