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, is a Vice-Chair (Research) in the ophthalmology department, and leads the Oregon State Elks Center for Ophthalmic Informatics. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, and by several charitable foundations, since 2003. He is principal investigator of the NIH- and NSF-funded Imaging & Informatics in ROP (i-ROP), which is a collaborative project among multiple institutions. His group has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal papers. He directs an NIH-funded T32 training program in translational visual science for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at OHSU, teaches in both the ophthalmology and biomedical informatics departments, and has directly mentored over 40 graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows--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 past chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Medical Information Technology Committee, a member of the AAO Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) executive committee, and chair of the AAO IRIS Registry research and data analytics task force. 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 and Strabismus, and an Editorial Board member for 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.