David Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
  • Associate Director & Director of Research, Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine
  • Martha and Eddie Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine
  • Ophthalmology, School of Medicine

Biography

Dr. David Huang is the Associate Director and Director of Research of Casey Eye Institute, and the Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Huang earned BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from MIT, and MD-PhD degrees from the joint Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. He received ophthalmology residency training at the Doheny Eye Institute/University of Southern California and fellowship training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Emory University School of Medicine.    

Dr. Huang is known for his innovations in applying laser and optical technology to eye diseases.  Dr. Huang is a co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT), which is a commonly used ophthalmic imaging technology at 30 million procedures per year. His seminal article on optical coherence tomography, published in Science in 1991, has been cited more than 14,000 times.  He has 33 issued patents in the areas of OCT, OCT angiography, mobile health testing, and tissue engineering and laser surgery. He has been the principal investigator of 5 National Institutes of Health research grants in the past two decades.   He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles with over 40,000 citations.  He has edited 11 books.  Since the invention of OCT, Dr. Huang has contributed to the development of polarization-sensitive OCT, swept-source OCT, anterior eye OCT, Doppler OCT, and OCT angiography technologies.   He pioneered new applications for these technologies in anterior eye diseases, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. 

Dr. Huang has received the Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award - the largest prize given for ophthalmic research, the Jonas Friedenwald Award - one of the highest awards from the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize – given by the National Academy of Engineering for outstanding bioengineering achievement that improves the human condition, and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Inventors, the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, and the American Ophthalmological Society. 

Dr. Huang leads the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers (www.COOLLab.net). He is a founder of GoCheck, the maker of the GoCheck Kids smartphone app that has screened over 2 million children for amblyopia risk factors. He is the founding president of the International Ocular Circulation Society ( www.OcularCirculation.org ).

Education

  • B.S., 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technolgoy
  • M.S., 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.D., 1993, Harvard Medical School
  • Ph.D., 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Residency:

    • University of Southern California, July 1994-June 1997, ophthalmology
  • Fellowship:

    • Emory University, July 1997-June 1998, cornea, external diseases, and refractive surgery
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1999

Honors and awards

  • Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award - the largest prize given for ophthalmic research
  • Jonas Friedenwald Award - one of the highest awards from the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
  • Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize – given by the National Academy of Engineering for outstanding bioengineering achievement that improves the human condition
  • Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Sanford and Susan Greenberg Prize to End Blindness Visionary Award

Memberships and associations

  • President, International Ocular Circulation Society 2019-2020
  • Fellow, American Academy of Inventors
  • Fellow, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, American Ophthalmological Society
  • Senior Member, Optical Society of America

Areas of interest

  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Optical coherence tomographic angiography
  • Biomedical optics
  • Biophotonics
  • Imaging
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus

Publications

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