About the Researcher

Dr. Wang received his MD at National Taiwan University. After completing his residency in Ophthalmology and vitreoretinal fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, Dr. Wang was invited to join as a faculty member of the Vitreoretinal team at the same institute, where he established himself as an independent physician-scientist before moving to the US.

Dr. Wang first came to Columbia University as a postdoctoral fellow under Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD. During his two-year fellowship (2007-2009), he became an expert in the field of genetics, inherited retinal dystrophies, mouse and human electrophysiology, and embryonic stem cells. Upon completing his fellowship, he returned to Taiwan to earn his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at National Taiwan University. After obtaining his PhD, he worked as an independent physician-scientist, serving a high volume of patients with high myopia, inherited retinal dystrophy, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and surgical and medical retinal diseases. He also conducted projects in genetics in hereditary retinal dystrophies, juvenile onset-diabetes, and myopia, funded by several grants in Taiwan. In recognition of his productivity and the importance of his work, Dr. Wang received an accelerated advancement to the rank of Associate Professor in Taiwan. On an international level, Dr. Wang was elected as active member of the Macula Society in 2014.

Dr. Wang has published over 140 peer-reviewed publications and is currently an editorial board member of Scientific Reports and Ophthalmic Genetics. He has authored nine book chapters in inherited retinal dystrophies, myopia, and surgical retina.