Leon Walker Herndon, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Glaucoma Ophthalmology
Campus mail: Box 3802 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-6622

I have an interest in exploring better medical and surgical ways to treat patients and will continue to be involved in clinical trials involving novel drug-delivery systems and new surgical procedures. I also have a research interest in the differential burden of glaucoma on African-derived populations. This question is multi-faceted, and involves a comprehensive evaluation of the genetics, economics, accessibility to treatment, and response to therapy of these populations.

Education and Training

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, M.D. 1991
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 3-Year Ophthalmology Residency, Ophthalmology
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship, Ophthalmology