Bennie H Jeng is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Washington University and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed his ophthalmology residency and chief residency at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, which was followed by a fellowship in cornea and external diseases at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation/University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in 2003. He then returned back to the Cole Eye Institute to serve on faculty, during which time he was the recipient of a K-grant from the NIH and also earned his Master degree in Clinical Investigation. He subsequently returned to Proctor/UCSF as an Associate Professor and then Full Professor, where he served as co-director of the UCSF cornea service, Director of the Proctor/UCSF Cornea Fellowship program, and as Chief of Ophthalmology at the San Francisco General Hospital. He was an R01-funded researcher at UCSF, and he assumed his current position at the University of Maryland in August, 2013.
Dr. Jeng is actively involved in the leadership of many of our ophthalmologic societies, including as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cornea Society, the Eye Bank Association of America, and the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists. He also serves on several committees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, including the Annual Meeting Program Committee, as well as The Council. He is also actively involved with the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Jeng is a past member of the editorial board of JAMA Ophthalmology, and he currently serves on the editorial boards of Ophthalmology, Eye, Cornea, Eye and Contact Lens (as an Associate Editor), and International Journal of Eye Banking.
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