Director, Wang Vision Institute
Co-founder, Common Ground Network
Co-founder, Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group
1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150, Nashville, TN, 37203, 615-321-8881, 615-321-8874(fax)
A former panel consultant to the US FDA Ophthalmic Device Panel and a founding director of Vanderbilt Laser Sight Center, Dr. Wang published a paper in the world-renowned journal "Nature", as well as five ophthalmic textbooks (Corneal Topography in the Wavefront Era, Irregular Astigmatism - Diagnosis and Treatment, Corneal Dystrophy and Degeneration - a Molecular Genetic Approach, Keratoconus and Keratoectasia - Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment and Corneal Topography in the Wavefront Era – 2nd edition). Additionally, he has published over 120 papers and book chapters.
Dr. Wang holds several US patents for his inventions of new biotechnologies to restore sight, including an amniotic membrane contact lens, an adaptive infrared retinoscopic device for detecting ocular aberrations, a digital eye bank for virtual clinical trials and phacoballoon technology. He is currently one of few investigators in the U.S. conducting an FDA-regulated clinical trial to treat age-related loss of near vision (presbyopia). He introduced the femtosecond laser to China, and performed China's first LASIK procedure using this laser in 2005. He also performed the world's first femtosecond laser-assisted artificial cornea implantation (Alphacor), and the first Intacs procedure in the U.S. using a new version of Intacs for advanced keratoconus. Dr. Wang was a recipient of the Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and Lifetime Achievement Award of Association of Chinese American Physicians.
As the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and co-owner and international president of Shanghai Aier Eye Hospitals in Shanghai, China, which is the largest private eye hospital group in China today with 44 locations and holds 10% of China's eyecare market.
Dr. Wang specializes in refractive cataract surgery, keratorefractive surgery, corneal topography, corneal and external diseases, keratoconus and amniotic membrane contact lens. He runs a busy international referral clinic for post-LASIK and post-cataract surgery complications. He founded another 501c(3) non-profit charity, the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which has also helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries worldwide with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.
Dr. Wang is a champion amateur ballroom dancer, and a former finalist in the world ballroom dance championships in the open pro-am international 10 dance. He plays the Chinese violin (er-hu) and accompanied country music legend, Dolly Parton, on her CD "Those Were the Days". Dr. Wang organized an annual classical ballroom dance sight charity event, the EyeBall, which is now in its 8th year, and has drawn attendees from all over the U.S. and around the world.