Harry A Quigley, M.D.

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  • A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology


Glaucoma, Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Causes of vision loss in glaucoma; New imaging technology in the diagnosis of angle closure glaucoma; Neuroprotective treatments for glaucoma; Evaluation of surgical operations for glaucoma; Research into solutions to glaucoma treatment worldwide ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6052
600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
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Dr. Harry A. Quigley is the A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology and developed the Glaucoma Division at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He was a founding member of the American Glaucoma Society, serving for 8 years as its Secretary and was elected to 5 year terms as chief executive officer of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and editor-in-chief of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

He has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles, and his reports are the most cited in the ophthalmic literature over the last 30 years (Archives of Ophthalmology, 2007). His research has improved the early diagnosis of glaucoma and has developed instruments and techniques to identify glaucoma damage better. He has participated in pioneering studies of the epidemiology, morbidity and progression rate of glaucoma and other eye disease in American, African, Asian and Hispanic populations, serving as a consultant to the World Health Organization. In the laboratory, he has demonstrated successful gene therapy to protect retinal ganglion cells from experimental glaucoma and developed glaucoma models in monkeys, rats and mice.

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  • A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1971)


  • Ophthalmology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1975)


  • Ophthalmology; Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (1977)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Ophthalmology) (1976)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • National Merit Scholar, 1963
  • National Science Foundation Fellow, 1966
  • Cum Laude A.B., Harvard College
  • Seeing Eye Foundation Grant, 1968 - 1971
  • Fight for Sight Fellow, 1969
  • Medical Intern of the Year, Mt. Zion Hospital, 1972
  • Research to Prevent Blindness, William & Mary Greve Research Scholar, 1980
  • Jonathan and Israel Myers Honor Research Award, 1981
  • Prix Jules Francois, Research Award, European Society of Ophthalmology, 1984
  • L. Harrell Pierce Teaching Award, given by residents of Wilmer Institute, 1984
  • Senior Investigator Award, Research to Prevent Blindness, 1988
  • Alcon Research Institute Award, 1988
  • Beem-Fisher Award, Chicago Ophthalmological Society, 1990
  • Mackenzie Memorial Medal, Scotland, 1990
  • Gregg Memorial Medal, Australia, 1994
  • Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize, New York Academy of Sciences, 1996
  • Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1997
  • International Glaucoma Review Award, Best Paper of the Year, 2000
  • L. Harrell Pierce Teaching Award, Wilmer Residents (2nd time) , 2003
  • Friedenwald Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2004
  • Doyne Medal, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, 2004
  • Most cited ophthalmic publications in 20th century, Arch Ophthalmol, 2007
  • Elected President, Glaucoma Research Society, 2005
  • Secretariat Award for Distinguished Service, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005
  • Gold Fellow Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2009
  • Leslie Dana Medal, St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2011
  • The Power List 2016, The Ophthalmologist, 2016
  • Dr. David L. Epstein Award, ARVO, 2019
  • Joanne G. Angle Service Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2018

Professional Activities

  • , Alcon Research Award
  • Best Teacher, Chicago Ophthalmological Society
  • Doyne Medal, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress
  • Friedenwald Award, ARVO
  • Gregg Medal, Australian Society of Ophthalmology
  • Leslie Dana Medal, St. Louis Society for the Blind
  • Lewis Rudin Prize, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Mackenzie Medal, Ophthalmological Society of Scotland
  • Mooney Medal, Irish Ophthalmological Society
  • Prix Jules Francois, European Society of Ophthalmology
  • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

A Most Elegant Study: Revisiting the Enlightenment Period in Glaucoma Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Jan. 2021)

Putting the Squeeze on Glaucoma, Knowable Magazine (June 2019)

Target IOP: To Set or Not to Set? Ophthalmologists weigh the pros and cons of setting a numeric goal,  Glaucoma Today (Nov./Dec. 2018) 

Leaving his footprint in volunteer service: Harry A. Quigley to receive Joanne Angle Award for his outstanding service to ARVO, ARVONews (Spring 2018)  

Successful in-Office Techniques for Educating Patients, Glaucoma Today (Jan./Feb. 2012) 


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