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
Epidemiology and international health in eye disease
Medical practice management
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
- Christian Eye Ministry Ghana Missions 1995-present
- Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Faculty Member 1992-2009