Budenz named President of the American Glaucoma Society

Kittner Family Distinguished Professor & Chair of UNC Ophthalmology Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH, has been named President of the American Glaucoma Society for 2020. The Society was established in 1985 by 13 founders and has grown to include more than 1,450 members from 17 countries.

Budenz named President of the American Glaucoma Society click to enlarge Don Budenz, MD, MPH

Prior to his appointment as President, Budenz served on and chaired numerous committees, received the AGS Humanitarian of the Year Award, and delivered the Clinician Scientist Lecture at the annual meeting. Concurrently, he will serve as President of the American Glaucoma Society Foundation, the fundraising arm of the organization.

American Glaucoma Society members include fellowship trained glaucoma specialists, scientists active in glaucoma research and current glaucoma fellows. The mission of the organization is to maintain and improve the quality of patient care primarily through improvement, exchange and dissemination of information and scientific knowledge pertinent to glaucoma and related diseases.

Filed under: