Dr. Michael F. Chiang is a clinician-scientist who conducts research in the application of biomedical informatics to clinical ophthalmology. His clinical practice focuses on pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. His research work involves telemedicine for diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity and other ophthalmic diseases, implementation and evaluation of electronic health record systems, and computer-based image analysis for clinical diagnosis.
He is currently Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU, and leads a division of ophthalmic informatics. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and by several charitable foundations, since 2003. His group has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has mentored over 30 postdoctoral fellows, medical students, and graduate students, many of whom have won research awards and eventually moved to top academic programs throughout the country. He is always looking to collaborate with students, fellows, and clinicians who are nice, enthusiastic, and hard-working.
Dr. Chiang received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Biology from Stanford University in 1991, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1996. He received an M.A. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, where he was a National Library of Medicine Fellow. He completed residency and pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Before coming to OHSU in 2010, he spent over 9 years at Columbia University, where he was Anne S. Cohen Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Biomedical Informatics, director of medical student education in ophthalmology, and director of the introductory graduate student course in biomedical informatics.
He is currently chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Medical Information Technology Committee, and is a member of the AAO Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee and AAO Pediatric/Strabismus Annual Meeting Program Committee. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and regularly serves as a reviewer for many other academic journals and research organizations. He has received numerous clinical, research, and teaching awards.