Chiang Lab

Michael Chiang, M.D.

Michael F. Chiang, MD, is Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and is Associate Director of the OHSU Casey Eye Institute. His clinical practice focuses on pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He is board-certified in clinical informatics, and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He is a clinician-scientist whose research has been continuously NIH-funded since 2003, and involves applications of telemedicine, clinical information systems, artificial intelligence and image analysis, and genotype-phenotype correlation to improve delivery of health care. He is Principal Investigator of the collaborative NIH- and NSF-funded Imaging and Informatics in Retinopathy of Prematurity (i-ROP) group, which has developed a software assistive diagnostic device that has received FDA Breakthrough Status.

His research group has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers. He directs an NIH-funded T32 training program in visual science for graduate students & postdoctoral fellows at OHSU, directs an NIH-funded K12 mentored clinician-scientist program in ophthalmology, and teaches in both the ophthalmology & biomedical informatics departments. He has directly mentored over 50 graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty – many of whom have won research awards and moved to top academic programs throughout the country.

Dr. Chiang received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Biology from Stanford University, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School & the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He received an M.A. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, where he was an NLM fellow in biomedical informatics. He completed residency and pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Before coming to OHSU in 2010, he spent 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 Chair of the AAO IRIS Registry Data Analytics Committee, Chair of the AAO Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, member of the AAO IRIS Registry Executive Committee, and an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has served as an elected at-large member of the AAO Board of Trustees, and is Chair of the International Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity (3rd revision) group.. He is Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, and serves on the Editorial Boards for Ophthalmology, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, and EyeNet. He has received “Top Doctor” awards from Castle Connolly, Best Doctors in America, and Portland Monthly magazine, and has received numerous research and teaching awards.