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Donald Budenz, M.D., M.P.H. - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Donald Budenz, M.D., M.P.H. Donald Budenz, M.D., M.P.H.

Chairman of Ophthalmology | UNC-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, UNITED STATES

Donald L. Budenz, M.D., M.P.H., is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and Chairman of Ophthalmology at UNC-CH

Biography

Donald L. Budenz, M.D., M.P.H., is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and the Kittner Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, and then completed a Heed Foundation Fellowship in glaucoma at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. He then served as a member of the faculty at Bascom Palmer for 17 years. In 2004, he received a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His research interests include surgical outcomes, visual field, optic nerve imaging, and gene therapy for glaucoma; epidemiology and international health in glaucoma.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Impact of blindness and eye disease on public health

Diagnosis and management of eye disease

Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Eye Surgery

Epidemiology and international health in eye disease

Medical practice management

Education (4)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Master of Public Health 2004

University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: Heed Foundation Fellowship in Glaucoma 1992

Harvard Medical School: M.D. 1987

University of Pennsylvania: B.A., Psychology

Magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Affiliations (2)

  • Christian Eye Ministry Ghana Missions 1995-present
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Faculty Member 1992-2009