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Bennie H. Jeng, MD

  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Bennie H. Jeng, MD


  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

About Bennie H. Jeng, MD

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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 MD 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.

Dr. Jeng 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 National Institutes of Health 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 vice president of the Cornea Society and on the board of directors of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists and the Eye Bank Association of America. He also serves on several committees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, including as the Cornea Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, as well as on the council. He is also actively involved with the American Board of Ophthalmology as an oral examiner and a question writer.

In addition to publishing nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 book chapters, Dr. Jeng has delivered over 200 lectures nationally and internationally. He is a past member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association of Ophthalmology. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of Ophthalmology, Eye, Cornea (as an assistant editor), Eye and Contact Lens (as an associate editor), and International Journal of Eye Banking.

Gender: Male

Language(s): Chinese - Mandarin


  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.