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Edward Buckley, MD

Vice Chancellor for Duke-NUS Affairs
Edward Buckley, MD

Edward Buckley, MD, is Vice Chancellor for Duke-NUS Affairs. He is also Vice Dean for Education at the Duke University School of Medicine, a role he has served in since 2008, and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology.

As Vice Chancellor for Duke-NUS Affairs, he has been involved with the development of the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS) education program since 2001 and currently co-chairs the Duke-NUS Academic Committee.  As Vice Dean for Education, Buckley provides administrative oversight for all of the education and degree granting programs for the School of Medicine. These include all aspects of the medical student program, Physicians Assistant Program, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pathology Assistant Program, Clinical Research Masters degree and the Clinical Leadership Masters degree. He is also responsible for the Office of Curriculum, Financial Aid, Registrar, Admissions, Library, and the Medical School Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure process. 

Buckley is the James P. and Heather Gills Professor of Ophthalmology and the director of the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program at Duke. He is a renowned expert in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and has trained over 45 clinical and 10 research fellows.

Buckley has served as president of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology  and Strabismus (AAPOS), chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology, chair of the Section of Ophthalmology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, president of the American Orthoptic Society, and is the current editor-in-chief of the Journal of AAPOS. He has received the Life Time Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and AAPOS.

Buckley received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and his medical degree from Duke University. He completed an internship in medicine and a residency in ophthalmology at Duke before performing a two-year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He returned to Duke in 1983 as assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.