Denise Chamblee, M.D. – Programming Director
Dr. Denise Chamblee, a pediatric ophthalmologist from Newport News, Virginia, has served as the vice president of programming for the past four years.
Dr. Chamblee, a Board Certified and fellowship trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist, earned her medical degree with honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. After her residency at Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Chamblee completed Pediatric Ophthalmology subspecialty training at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., with the "Father of Pediatric Ophthalmology," Dr. Marshall Parks.
"I truly love my job. I am forever thankful to Dr. Parks and other mentors who were instrumental in giving me skills and opportunities to be able to help children. I can not imagine anything in life more rewarding than being able to make a difference in the life of a child."
Dr. Chamblee is involved with AAPOS (American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus) and the Children's Eye Foundation. With these organizations, she is currently working on a national level public service project to ensure children have access to eye care and that ocular conditions are detected in time. If undetected or untreated, many conditions can have substantial long-term or irreversible implications for the quality of life of a child and their family.
"There is something innately beautiful about days filled with children," says Dr. Chamblee. "Their laughter, hugs and innocence keeps me smiling, refreshed and focused on what is really important."