Dr. Buckley is the James and Heather Gills Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Vice Dean for Education and Vice Chancellor for Duke-National University of Singapore Affairs at Duke University. He has trained over 60 clinical and 10 research fellows. He has served as President of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology (AAPOS) and Strabismus, Chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Chair of the Section of Ophthalmology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, President of the American Orthoptic Society, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of AAPOS.
Dr. Buckley has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and AAPOS. He has published/edited eight books, 40 book chapters, and over 130 peer-reviewed articles. He has given many prestigious named lectures including the Marshall Parks Lecture at the AAO, the Costenbader lecture at AAPOS and the Richard Scobee Memorial Lecture for the AACO.