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Michael F. Chiang M.D.

  • (503) 494-7830
    • Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine
    • Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine
    • Edwin and Josephine Knowles Professor
    • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Casey Eye Institute School of Medicine

Dr. Michael F. Chiang is Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at OHSU, and is Associate Director of the OHSU Casey Eye Institute. He 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, modeling of clinical workflow, and computer-based image analysis for clinical diagnosis.

His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2003, and is also funded by the National Science Foundation and by several charitable foundations. His group has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal papers. He has mentored over 50 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 directs an OHSU-wide NIH-funded T32 vision science training program for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students, and co-directs (with Dr. John Morrison) an NIH-funded K12 mentored clinician-scientist program in ophthalmology. He is always looking to collaborate with students, fellows, and clinicians who are nice, bright, 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. He is board-certified in ophthalmology and clinical informatics, and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. Before coming to OHSU in 2010, he spent over 9 years at Columbia University, where he was Anne S. Cohen Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Informatics, director of medical student education in ophthalmology, and director of the introductory graduate student course in biomedical informatics.

He is past Chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Medical Information Technology Committee, and is a member of the AAO IRIS Registry Executive Committee and Chair of the AAO IRIS Registry Data Analytics Committee. He is Associate Editor for Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) and Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (JAAPOS), and serves on the Editorial Boards for Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Retina, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, and EyeNet. He has received numerous clinical, research, and teaching awards.

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  • B.S., Stanford University, Stanford California 1991
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston Massachusetts 1996
  • Residency:

    • Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD, 2000
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus - Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore MD, 2001
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
    • Diplomate (Clinical Informatics), American Board of Preventive Medicine


  • "Telemedicine for Retinopathy of Prematurity Diagnosis" Survey of Ophthalmology November 2009
  • "Systematic review of digital imaging screening strategies for retinopathy of prematurity" Pediatrics February 2009
  • "A novel mutation in the ABCR gene in four patients with autosomal recessive Stargardt disease" American Journal of Ophthalmology December 1999
  • "Intravitreal Injection of TIMP3 or the EGFR inhibitor erlotinib offers protection from oxygen-induced retinopathy in mice" Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science January 2013
  • "Telescreening for Retinopathy of Prematurity"  December 2012
  • "Retinopathy of prematurity residency training" Ophthalmology December 2012
  • "Training fellows for retinopathy of prematurity care" Journal of AAPOS April 2012
  • "Representation of Ophthalmology Concepts by Electronic Systems. Intercoder Agreement among Physicians Using Controlled Terminologies" Ophthalmology April 2006
  • "Pediatric Retinal Vascular Diseases"  December 2012
  • "Mining a clinical data warehouse to discover disease-finding associations using co-occurrence statistics." AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium  2005
  • "Dealing with inter-expert variability in retinopathy of prematurity" Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine October 1 2015
  • "Adoption of electronic health records and preparations for demonstrating meaningful use" Ophthalmology August 2013
  • "Analysis of shape assumptions in 3D reconstruction of retina from multiple fundus images"  July 21 2015
  • "Plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity qualitative analysis of diagnostic process by experts" JAMA Ophthalmology August 2013
  • "Clinical and genetic studies of an autosomal dominant cone-rod dystrophy with features of Stargardt disease" Ophthalmic Paediatrics and Genetics  1999
  • "The early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity study" British Journal of Ophthalmology November 2006
  • "Telemedical diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity" British Journal of Ophthalmology March 2010
  • "Plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity" Journal of AAPOS December 2007
  • "Aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity" Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für Klinische und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie  2014
  • "Automating Content Extraction of HTML documents" World Wide Web June 2005
  • "Author reply" Ophthalmology May 2009
  • "Impact of an electronic health record operating room management system in ophthalmology on documentation time, surgical volume, and staffing" JAMA Ophthalmology  2014
  • "Bilateral circumferential macular folds in inflicted childhood neurotrauma" Retinal Cases and Brief Reports December 2010
  • "Combining ROPtool measurements of vascular tortuosity and width to quantify plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity" Journal of AAPOS February 2011
  • "Accuracy of retinopathy of prematurity diagnosis by retinal fellows" Retina June 2010
  • "Use of electronic health records and administrative data for public health surveillance of eye health and vision-related conditions in the United States" American Journal of Ophthalmology December 2012
  • "Risk factors for retinopathy of prematurity" Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für Klinische und Experimentelle Ophthalmologie  2014
  • "Fibrin glue for closure of conjunctival incision in strabismus surgery" Ophthalmology September 2013
  • "Electronic health record systems in ophthalmology" Ophthalmology September 2013
  • "A new locus for autosomal dominant Stargardt-like disease maps to chromosome 4" American Journal of Human Genetics  1999

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