David Huang

David Huang
Phone: 503 494-5131 (direct)
Fax: 503 494-3929
Website: www.COOLLab.net
Alt Website: www.AIGStudy.net

Current Appointments
Weeks Professor of Ophthalmic Research, Casey Eye Institute
Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering

Casey Eye Institute
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97239-4197

Research Area
Biomedical Optics


Dr. David Huang is the Weeks Professor of Ophthalmic Research and a professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Huang earned the M.D. degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He received ophthalmology residency training at USC and fellowship training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to joining OHSU, Dr. Huang had been on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Southern California.

Dr. Huang is known for his innovations in applying laser and optical technology to eye diseases. He is a co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT), an imaging technology that has been applied to the measurement of eye structures with unprecedented precision.

His seminal article on optical coherence tomography, published in Science in 1991, has been cited more than 6,000 times. He has 14 issued patents and 15 pending patents in the areas of OCT, diagnostic software, tissue engineering and corneal laser surgery. He has been the principal investigator of 4 National Institutes of Health research grants.

He serves on the governing board, editorial board, program committee or advisory committee of 6 professional organizations. He has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles and edited 4 books. Dr. Huang was a co-recipient of the 2012 Champalimaud Vision Award, the largest prize in any field of medicine, for his role in the invention of OCT. In 2013, he received the highest award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Friedenwald Award for outstanding research in ophthalmology. He has received the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America (www.bestdoctors.com) and is listed on www.trustedlasiksurgeons.com, a directory service that screens LASIK surgeons based on research experience and premier patient care. Dr. Huang leads the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers (www.COOLLab.net) and the Advanced Imaging in Glaucoma Study (www.AIGStudy.net).