Ophthalmology Chair Elected to Prestigious Public Health Society

Donald Budenz, MD, MPH elected to Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega.

Ophthalmology Chair Elected to Prestigious Public Health Society click to enlarge UNC Eye Chair Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH is inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society by Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

UNC Eye Department Chair Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, was one of only ten Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health alumni selected to the Alpha Chapter of Delta Omega, the most prestigious society in Public Health.

"Dr. Budenz has been a leader in the fields of glaucoma and public health and it is terrific that he has been chosen to receive this well deserved honor by his peers in the public health community" said Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmolgy, Director of the Glaucoma Service at Stanford University and current President of the American Glaucoma Society.

Budenz, who graduated with his MPH from Johns Hopkins in 2004, was nominated and selected for his ongoing contributions to research in ophthalmology, including the medical testing of glaucoma, epidemiology of eye disease in West Africa, and clinical trial leadership.

Since the establishment at Johns Hopkins of the Alpha Chapter, the Society has expanded nationally to 59 local chapters with about 6,000 members, including the Theta Chapter at UNC Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Public Health.