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David Huang M.D., Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-5131
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Professor of Biomedical Engineering School of Medicine
    • Martha and Eddie Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine
    • Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR  97239-4197

Dr. David Huang is the Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  Dr. Huang earned the MD degree from HarvardUniversity and a PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   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.  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.  More recently he has pioneered anterior segment OCT and OCT angiography.  His seminal article on optical coherence tomography, published in Science in 1991, has been cited more than 13,000 times.  He has 21 issued patents in the areas of OCT, mobile health testing, tissue engineering and corneal laser surgery.  He has been the principal investigator of five National Institutes of Health research grants totaling over $20 million.   He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles with over 40,000 citations, and edited 10 books.  Dr. Huang has received the 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 achievment that improves the human condition, and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.    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 screen over 1 million children for amblyopia risk factors.

Areas of interest

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

Education

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

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

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