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Bennie H. Jeng, MD

Chair, Department Of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Administrative Title:

Chair, Department Of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Education and Training

  • Washington University, AB, 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD, 1998
  • Residency, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Ophthalmology, 2002 
  • Fellowship, University of California-San Francisco, Cornea, External Diseases, Uveitis and Refractive Surgery, 2003 
  • Case Western University, MS, 2012

Biosketch

A leader in the study of cornea and external diseases, Dr. Jeng is a distinguished National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded physician-scientist. Dr. Jeng's primary interests are in the areas of corneal transplantation, ocular surface disease, ocular microbiology, eye banking, and artificial corneas. He joined the University of Maryland in 2013, having previously served on the faculty of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Cleveland Clinic, where he established a successful medical and surgical cornea practice.

Dr. Jeng has received funding from the NIH to study ocular surface diseases, and a Research Project Grant (R01) through the FDA to study a novel compound in healing persistent corneal epithelial defects. Dr. Jeng has published more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 20 book chapters and has delivered more than 200 invited lectures in the US and around the world, including in Kuwait, Australia, and throughout Asia. 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, Eye and Contact Lens (as an Associate Editor), and International Journal of Eye Banking.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Ocular Surface Diseases, Corneal Epithelial Healing, Ocular Microbiology, Eye Banking

Highlighted Publications

Jeng BH, Dupps WJ. Autologous serum 50% eyedrops for the treatment of persistent epithelial defects. Cornea 2009;28:1104-1108.Jeng BH, Gritz DC, Kumar AB, Holsclaw DS, Porco TC, Smith SD, Whitcher JP, Margolis TP, Wong IG. Epidemiology of corneal ulcers in Northern California.  Arch Ophthalmol 2010;128:1022-1028.

Jeng BH.  Use of autologous serum in the treatment of ocular surface disorders.  Arch Ophthalmol 2011;129:1610-1612.Layer N, Cevallos V, Maxwell AJ, Hoover C, Keenan JD, Jeng BH. Efficacy and safety of antifungal additives in Optisol-GS corneal storage medium. JAMA Ophthalmol 2014;132:832-7.

Katzman LR, Hoover CK, Khalifa YM, Jeng BH: Assessment of the accuracy and cut-failure rates of eye bank-cut corneas for use in endothelial keratoplasty: a comparison of outcomes between 2010 and 2013. Cornea 2015;34:1365-8.

Soni NG, Hoover CK, Da Silva H, Jeng BH: Preservation of the corneal epithelial in different corneal storage media.  Cornea 2015;34:1400-3.

Duncan K, Parker J, Hoover C, Jeng BH: The effect of light exposure on the efficacy and safety of amphotericin B in corneal storage media.  JAMA Ophthalmol 2016;134:432-6.

Awards and Affiliations

  • Teacher of the Year, Cole Eye Institute, 2006
  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009
  • Samuel J. Kimura, MD Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, University of California San Francisco, 2011
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1999-present
  • Board of Directors (Vice President), Cornea Society, 2015-present
  • President, H. Bruce Ostler Association of Procter Fellows, 2010-2013
  • President, Ocular Microbiology Immunology Group, 2013-2014
  • Board of Directors, Eye Bank Association of America, 2013-present
  • President, Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmologic Society, 2014-present
  • Board of Directors (ex-officio), Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Previous Positions

  • Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, 2012-2013
  • Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, 2008-2012
  • Assistant Professor, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 2006-2008