Grand Rounds in Ophthalmology

Grand Rounds are held monthly on (First and Third) Thursdays from 5:PM-6:PM and held virtually via Zoom until further notice. Our Grand Rounds in Ophthalmology series will feature interesting and thought-provoking topics, presented by accomplished clinicians and scientists, in an hour long format that includes a traditional lecture followed by interactive Q&A. The content will be current and wide ranging with the goal being to promote stimulating dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to vision discovery and patient care. 

Dr Michael Chiang

Dr. Michael F Chiang

National Institute of Health

The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Grand Rounds in Ophthalmology 

“Information technology for eye care: promises, challenges, solutions”

Thursday, April 15, 2021
5:pm – 6:pm (eastern time)

Michael F. Chiang is Director of the National Eye Institute, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His clinical practice focuses on pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, and he is board-certified in clinical informatics. His research develops and applies biomedical informatics methods to clinical ophthalmology in areas such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), telehealth, artificial intelligence, clinical information systems, data science, and genotype-phenotype correlation. His group has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, and has developed an assistive artificial intelligence system for ROP that received Breakthrough Status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Biology from Stanford University in 1991, an MD from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1996, and an MA in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University. He completed residency and pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Between 2001-2010, he worked 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. From 2010-2020, he worked at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), where he was Knowles Professor of Ophthalmology & Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, and Associate Director of the Casey Eye Institute. He co-directed an NIH-funded T32 training program in visual science for graduate students and research fellows, as well as an NIH-funded K12 clinician-scientist program at OHSU.

He has served as a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Board of Trustees, Chair of the AAO IRIS Registry Data Analytics Committee, Chair of the AAO Task Force on Artificial Intelligence, Chair of the AAO Medical Information Technology Committee, and on numerous other national and local committees. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and on the Editorial Board for Ophthalmology and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, and is Associate Editor of the textbook Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine. He has previously served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and on the Editorial Board for Ophthalmology Retina


Upcoming Bi-Monthly Grand Rounds

Gene Therapy & Genome Surgery

March 4, 2021/ 5:00-6:00PM


Dr Stephen Tsang- Columbia University Medical Center

“Securing Muscles in Strabismus Surgery: From Bedside to Bench to Bedside”

March 18, 2021/ 5:00-6:00PM


Dr. Steven Brooks- MCG, Ophthalmology

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma

April 1, 2021/ 5:00-6:00PM


Dr. Lama Al-Aswad- NYU Langone Health

Information technology for eye care: promises, challenges, solutions

April 15, 2021/ 5:00-6:00PM


Dr. Michael Chiang- National Eye Institute

From Invention to Commercialization: An Ophthalmological Prospective

May 6, 2021/ 5:00-6:00PM


Dr. Steven Feldon- URMC Rochester

Corneal Crosslinking

May 20, 2021/ 5:00-6:00PM


Dr. Amy Estes- Medical College of Georgia/ Ophthalmology

The Orbital Approach to Reinnervating the Neurotrophic Cornea

June 3, 2021


Dr. Michael T Yen- Cullen Eye Institute

Pupil Abnormalities: Terrifying or Trivial?

September 2, 2021


Dr. Jonathan Trobe- University of Michigan


September 16, 2021


October 7, 2021


Dr. Siva Iyer-   University of Florida


October 21, 2021

Dr. David Williams- University of Rochester


November 4, 2021


November 18, 2021


December 2, 2021


December 16, 2021

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