THE ZANVYL KRIEGER PROFESSORSHIP IN PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY
Established in 1992 by Zanvyl Krieger

ZANVYL KRIEGER, A&S 1928, celebrated his close friendship with the late university President Emeritus Milton S. Eisenhower by providing for the eventual creation of the Krieger-Eisenhower professorships--part of his record-setting 1992 endowment gift to the School of Arts and Sciences, which was named in his honor in 1995. Mr. Krieger changed the face of Baltimore through his efforts to revitalize the downtown area, his leadership in bringing professional sports teams back to his hometown, and his philanthropic and civic leadership. Mr. Krieger was an attorney and co-founded U.S. Surgical, which developed surgical staples and other innovations. At Hopkins, he funded the Krieger Professorship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, made generous gifts to the Wilmer Eye Institute's Zanvyl Krieger Children's Eye Center, which was named in his honor in 1998, and created the Krieger Professorship in Children's Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Mr. Krieger died in 2000.

 

DAVID L. GUYTON, the Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, is director of the Zanvyl Krieger Children's Eye Center. He came to Hopkins in 1973 for a residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute and joined the faculty in 1977. Specializing in ophthalmic optics and strabismus, Dr. Guyton has received many awards for his work in ophthalmology, including the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Award in 1983 and the First Place Gold Award for Medical Imaging at the John Muir Medical Film Festival in 1988. He has been named one of the best ophthalmologists in America in a survey by American Health magazine, and has served as president of such organizations as the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He holds 11 U.S. patents and is the author of more than 250 articles. In 2005, Dr. Guyton was recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors by the Castle Connolly Guide.