Jia Yin, M.D., Ph.D.


Cornea and External Diseases

Refractive Surgery


English, Chinese (Mandarin)

Board Certification

  • Board Eligible

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Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-573-3202
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Phone: 617-573-3202
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Dr. Yin is a full-time member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, and specializes in corneal and external diseases, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Yin earned her MD from Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, followed by her PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology with a concentration in Vision Science from Wayne State University. She completed her Ophthalmology Residency at Kresge Eye Institute at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and her Clinical Fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear.

She is the recipient of the NIH K12 clinician scientist career development award, and her research focuses on understanding the interaction between corneal nerves and abnormal blood vessels in inflammatory conditions. Learn more about Dr. Yin.

Clinical Interests

Dry eye disease, ocular surface diseases, corneal infection, corneal dystrophy, keratoconus, ocular trauma and burn, corneal transplantation, laser vision correction, refractive surgery

Research Interests

Cornea, corneal nerves and abnormal blood vessels in inflammatory conditions, molecular regulation of corneal epithelial wound healing and infection


For a full list of publications, please see her CV.

Mihlstin M, Kromrei H, Juzych M, Hwang F, Yin JResident Compliance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Patterns for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma SuspectJournal of Glaucoma. 2016 Dec;25(12):963-967.

Di Zazzo A, Tahvildari M, Subbarayal B, Yin J, Dohlman T, Inomata T, Mashaghi A, Chauhan S, Dana R. Proangiogenic Function of T Cells in Corneal TransplantationTransplantation. 2016 Aug 3.

Yin J, Veldman PB. Endothelial Keratoplasty: Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Versus Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial KeratoplastyInt Ophthalmol Clin. 2016. Summer;56(3):167-183.

Yin J, Huang J, Chen C, Gao N, Wang F, Yu FS. Corneal complications in streptozocin-induced type I diabetic ratsInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Aug 22;52(9):6589-96.

Yin J, Yu FS. LL-37 Promotes High Glucose-Attenuated Epithelial Wound Healing via EGFR Transactivation in Organ Cultured CorneasInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Apr: 51(4): 1891-7.

Yin J, Yu FS. ERK1/2 mediate wounding- and G-protein-coupled receptor ligands induced EGFR activation via regulating ADAM17 and HB-EGF sheddingInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Jan; 50(1):132-9.

Yin J, Yu FS. Rho kinases regulate corneal epithelial wound healingAm J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2008 Aug; 295(2):C378-87.

Yin J, Lu J, Yu FS. Role of small GTPase Rho in regulating corneal epithelial wound healingInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Mar;49(3):900-9.

Yin J, Xu KP, Zhang J, Kumar A and Yu FS. Wound-induced ATP release and epidermal growth factor receptor activation in epithelial cellsJ Cell Sci. 2007 Mar 1;120(Pt5):815-25.

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  • Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, M.D.
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology with a concentration in Vision Science, Wayne State University, Ph.D.


  • Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine


  • Cornea, Refractive Surgery, and External Disease, Mass. Eye and Ear