Bennie H. Jeng, MD

  • Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Bennie H. Jeng, MD


  • Cataract and Refractive Disease

  • Cornea and External Diseases

About Bennie H. Jeng, MD

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Dr. Bennie H. Jeng was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of ophthalmology by Baltimore magazine in 2020.

Dr. 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. Next 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's 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. He is President-elect of the Cornea Society and on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also President-elect of the Eye and Contact Lens Association (formerly CLAO).

He serves on several committees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, including as an Associate Secretary for the annual meeting (Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee). Recently he served as Director of the Eye Bank Association of America, and as President of the Ocular Microbiology-Immunology Group.

Dr. Jeng has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 25 book chapters, and he has delivered over 300 invited lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Jeng is a past member of the editorial board of JAMA Ophthalmology, and he currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ophthalmology (official journal of the AAO), a Senior editor for Cornea, and as Editor-in-Chief of Eye and Contact Lens.

In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of 3 other journals: Eye (official journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists), International Journal of Eye Banking, and Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. He is the recipient of resident teaching awards from the Cleveland Clinic and at UCSF, and he has also received the Senior Achievement award and the Secretariat award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has an active research program in eye banking, and he serves as co-chair of the NEI-funded multi-center Zoster Eye Disease Study (ZEDS).

Gender: Male

Language(s): English; Chinese - Mandarin


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