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MIchael Chiang MD

MIchael F Chiang MD

Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; Vice-Chair (Research), Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

Michael F. Chiang, MD, is Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Casey Eye Institute, and is Vice-Chair (Research) in the ophthalmology department. His clinical practice focuses on pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He is board-certified in clinical informatics, and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. His research has been NIH-funded since 2003, and involves applications of telemedicine, clinical information systems, computer-based image analysis, and genotype-phenotype correlation to improve delivery of health care. His group has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal papers. He directs an NIH-funded T32 training program in visual science for graduate students & postdoctoral fellows at OHSU, and teaches in both the ophthalmology & biomedical informatics departments. Before coming to OHSU in 2010, he spent 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. 

Dr. Chiang received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Biology from Stanford University, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School & the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He received an M.A. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, where he was an NLM fellow in biomedical informatics. He completed residency and pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He is past Chair of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Medical Information Technology Committee, Chair of the AAO IRIS Registry Data Analytics Committee, member of the AAO IRIS Registry Executive Committee, and member of the AAO Board of Trustees. 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 & Strabismus, and serves on the Editorial Boards for Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Retina, 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.


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