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buckley.png Edward Buckley, MD, is the Vice Dean for Education and the Banks Anderson, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics. He 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, Register, Admissions, Library and the medical school APT process. He is particularly concerned with the daily activities surrounding medical student education as well as facilitating the development of new curricular initiatives and programs.  He works closely with leadership in both the GME and CME areas as well. 

Dr. Buckley has led many innovative educational changes locally and globally.  At Duke he led a major curriculum revision which has created the only 4 year US medical school with a single year of integrated basic science content, a 10-12 month research experience, a basic science curriculum based on the “flipped” classroom concept, and team based learning pedagogy (TBL).

He has developed and implemented a methodology to financially reward teaching effort based on an educational relative value scheme which provides direct incentive for teaching. This was facilitated by the development of a calendar based curriculum management system which serves to track educational effort, curricular objectives and house all curricular materials (LCMS+). 

He helped create The Duke-NUS Medical School and developed a strategy to export the unique Duke curriculum to Singapore.  The first class began in 2006 using an innovative curriculum that is totally TBL based. He Co-chairs the Duke-NUS Academic Committee which oversees the current educational program.

Dr. Buckley developed the Primary Care Leadership Tract (PCLT) a four-year program to prepare physicians with knowledge of the health care system, understanding of longitudinal chronic illness care, and skills to work effectively in teams to care for patients and improve systems of care. The centerpiece is a 9 month ambulatory based longitudinal clerkship experience in the core specialties. PCLT students study public health concepts, populations and care systems.

Dr. Buckley is especially interested in exploring the possibilities of using advanced technology and gaming theory in medical education. He is the PI on a 5 year 2.4 million dollar grant to develop virtual learning platforms for this purpose.

Dr. Buckley has championed the creation of  an Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (Duke AHEAD). The mission of the Duke AHEAD is to enhance excellence in the education of health professionals by creating an enterprise-wide community of education scholars, promoting innovation in health professions education, supporting outstanding teachers, providing faculty development programs, and facilitating quality education research.

On a clinical level, He was the Chief of both the Pediatric and Neuro-ophthalmology services for many years and is the director of the pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program at Duke and has trained over 50 clinical and 15 research fellows.  Dr. Buckley has served as President of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology (AAPOS) and Strabismus, 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 new 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.  He has published/edited eight books, 40 book chapters, and over 120 peer-reviewed articles. He has given many prestigious named lectures including the Marshall Parks Lecture at the AAO, the Costenbader lecture at AAPOS and the Richard Scobee Memorial Lecture for the AACO. Although he is considered an expert in multiple aspects of pediatric ophthalmology, Dr. Buckley is perhaps best known for his research and clinical innovations involving the treatment of complicated strabismus and congenital cataracts.