Education

Fellowship
Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, 1987
Residency
Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1986
Fellowship
Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1983
Internship
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1981
Degree
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1980

Medical Board Certifications

Clinical Informatics
American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2014
Ophthalmology
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1987

State License

G45424
  • About Me

    About Me

    Michael B. Gorin, MD, PhD, is the first recipient of the as Harold and Pauline Price Chair in Ophthalmology and, member of the Vision Science Division, and chief of the Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics Division in the Department of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine – UCLA and Jules Stein Eye Institute. He holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Human Genetics, and is a member of the Brain Research Institute.

    Dr. Gorin obtained his medical and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and completed his internship at the Center for Health Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He stayed on at UCLA for postdoctoral fellowship and ophthalmology residency training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, and then finished a fellowship in Medical Retina and Genetics at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England.

    Dr. Gorin returned to UCLA from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives for the six graduate health sciences schools. He joined the Pittsburgh campus in 1990, rising to the rank of Professor of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics and serving as interim chair for both departments. He was founding director of the Center for Human Genetics and a founding senior associate of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the university.

    Dr. Gorin’s primary research focus is the molecular genetics of hereditary eye disorders, particularly age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt disease. His research team was the first to identify genetic regions that contribute to AMD, which then led to the identification of several macular degeneration genes by multiple scientists. He continues to conduct research in these areas, as well as in the biology of ocular pain and photophobia.

    As a full-time faculty member at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Gorin divides his time between patient care for diseases of the retina, research into the genetics of inherited eye disorders and training young ophthalmologists and medical students.

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  • Locations
    Address
    200 Stein Plaza
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-794-5400
    Address
    100 Stein Plaza
    1st Floor
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-825-5000
    Fax
    310-825-9246
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Clinical Informatics
    American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2014
    Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology, 1987

    Education

    Fellowship
    Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, 1987
    Residency
    Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1986
    Fellowship
    Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1983
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1981
    Degree
    MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1980
  • Clinical Interests
    • Cone Dystrophy
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Genetic Disorders
    • Retina
  • Research

    Research Interests

    Age-related macular degeneration - genetics, risk factors, diagnostics and therapy
    Inherited ocular conditions (macular and retinal dystrophies as well as other eye conditions)- molecular genetics and genotype-phenotype correlations
    Autoimmune and paraneoplastic Retinopathies
    Drug-related retinal toxicity
    Biological basis and neural pathways that underlie ocular pain (especially in the presence of light - photophobia)

    Publications

  • News & Awards

    In the News

    Awards

    • 1999 Inducted into the Omega Delta Honor Society for Public Health
    • 2001 Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award – Research to Prevent Blindness
    • 2005 Senior Scientist Investigator Award – Research to Prevent Blindness
    • 2006 Harold and Pauline Price Endowed Professorship of Ophthalmology
    • 2014 Diplomate, Clinical Informatics (American Board of Preventive Medicine)