Susan C. Benes, MD

Title: Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery
Company: The Ohio State University
Location: Buena Vista, Colorado, United States

Susan C. Benes, MD, Professor of Neuro-ophthalmology and Orbital Surgery at the Ohio State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ophthalmology and higher education.

Interested in the medical profession from a formative age, Dr. Benes would pretend to treat her cousins from the age of 3 with the knowledge that she would progress to become a prominent physician. Attending the University of Michigan, she received a Bachelor of Science in 1970. Thereafter, she earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1975, going on to complete a residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, between 1976 and 1980. She has been a certified teacher since 1969, as well as through the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1980.

Dr. Benes commenced her medical career as a staff physician at the Wills Eye Hospital in 1980, later transitioning to a lecturer in neuro-ophthalmology at Kenyatta University in Kenya the same year. Since 1981, she has been a professor of neuro-ophthalmology and orbital surgery at the Ohio State University as well as a consultant in Buena Vista, CO, and a medical staff member of the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center since 2017. During her tenure, she also served the Eye Center of Columbus LLC from 2006 to 2017. Alongside her primary career endeavors, Dr. Benes was a volunteer physician in Mongolia, the Galapagos, Peru and Mexico, as well as a guest lecturer at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Turkey and a consultant to the Department of Energy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

A contributor of myriad articles to peer-reviewed journals and chapters to books, Dr. Benes has conducted presentations at numerous meetings and consulted patients undergoing stem cell therapy. As a testament to her success, she received the Living Faith Award from the Columbus Interfaith Council in 1993 and the Wakian Service Award from Camp Fire, Inc., in 1986. Likewise, she was a grantee of the National Institutes of Health from 1984 to 1994. Dr. Benes has been highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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