Henry Feng, MD

Dr. Henry Feng was the Chief Resident of the Duke Ophthalmology Residency Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, where he majored in biology with a concentration in cellular signaling, chemistry, and biochemistry.  During summers, he was actively involved in education as a teaching assistant for organic chemistry and molecular biology. He also traveled to Faridabad, India as a global health volunteer to provide aid to various charity hospitals.  For medical training, he attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and was immediately drawn to ophthalmology.  He received a summer research fellowship grant to study the effect of intravitreal injections on retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, and also conducted research on the benefits of assistive reading devices and the clinical efficacy of pharmacologic vitreolysis.


Dr. Feng completed his preliminary internal medicine internship at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and his ophthalmology residency training at Duke University Eye Center.  He plans to pursue a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and a future career that encompasses his passions for medical education, scientific discovery, and patient-centric healthcare.  His current research interests involve multimodal retinal imaging and diagnostic practice patterns for infectious uveitis.  He is also a co-editor for the second edition of All About Your Eyes, a handbook designed to educate patients about common eye conditions.  As chief resident, his responsibilities include resident education, supervision of residents in the operating room, as well as patient care at the Duke Eye Center, Durham VA Medical Center, and Central Prison of Raleigh.  He also serves as an administrative liaison between residents, faculty, and industry representatives to ensure that the most advanced technology, equipment, and learning opportunities are available to Duke trainees.  He is looking forward to meeting potential future Duke ophthalmology residents and is excited to show them why Duke is one of the best places to train!


Education & Training

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Internship: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Residency: Duke University Eye Center

Associated Labs, Publications, & Achievements


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  • Internal Medicine Intern of the Year Award, 2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2014
  • National Eye Institute ARVO Travel Grant, 2014
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Summer Research Fellowship, 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2011
  • Katen Scholars Research Fellowship, 2010