Benjeil Z Edghill, MD, the immediate past chair of the ophthalmology section of the National Medical Association, is a Brooklyn native. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received the prestigious Morehead Award Scholarship. He attended Duke University School of Medicine, receiving the Dean's scholarship, the Nathan Award, and the Charles Johnson Award. He also earned the ARVO/NEI Travel Fellowship Award and Research to Prevent Blindness Fellowship Grant.
His formal ophthalmology training was done at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. As a resident, he entered the Rabb Venable competition and took first place in 2006 for his research on ROP. He returned to the Duke Eye Center to complete his glaucoma and anterior segment fellowship under the chairmanship of David Epstein, MD. He has been practicing in Staten Island for the past 15 years as the only glaucoma fellowship trained ophthalmologist on the island. Dr. Edghill