Leadership & Administration


Professor of Ophthalmology, James Pitzer Gills, III, M.D. and Joy Gills Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology in the School of Medicine, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Vice Chancellor for Duke-National University Singapore Affairs, Professor in Pediatrics, Vice Dean for Education

Dr. Buckley is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Duke University in 1972 with a BSE in Electrical Engineering. He received his MD degree from Duke in 1977 followed by a residency in ophthalmology. He then completed two fellowships, one in pediatric ophthalmology and the other in neuro-ophthalmology, both at the University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute returning to the faculty at Duke in 1983. He is currently the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and the James P. and Heather Gills Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Pediatrics, and the Vice Dean for Education for the School of Medicine, overseeing all of the student education programs including the PA, DPT, Path Assistant and Masters of Clinical Research, Biostatistics, and Clinical Leadership. He was the Chief of both the Pediatric and Neuro-ophthalmology services for many years.

Vice Chairs

Division Chiefs

Terry Kim, MD

Division Chief - Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery

Senior Administrative Leadership