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The Zanvyl Krieger Professorship in Pediatric Ophthalmology

School of Medicine

Established in 1992 by Zanvyl Krieger

KriegerZanvylZANVYL 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.

Held by David L. Guyton

DAVID L. GUYTON, MD, is the Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology. He is internationally known for his contributions, inventions, and teaching in the fields of ophthalmic optics, clinical refraction, potential acuity testing, and ocular motility. His clinical practice in strabismus is heavily surgical, both pediatric and adult, with emphasis on re-operations and cyclovertical surgery using adjustable sutures. Dr. Guyton is currently developing automated instruments for the vision screening of infants and children.