Program

Additional program details coming soon!


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Huang.photo.2.jpg

Dr. Alex Huang, M.D./Ph.D

Dr. Alex Huang graduated from Pomona College and completed his MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) M.D./Ph.D program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with Lasker Award winning Dr. Solomon Snyder in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience. After completing his residency at then USC/Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Huang left USC to complete his glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Robert Weinreb at Shiley Eye Institute. Today he is one of the inaugural faculty members of the Doheny Eye Institute/Stein Eye Institute/UCLA affiliation.

Dr. Huang is a clinician-scientist who is supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute on a K08 award and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Clinically, Dr. Huang is recognized as a thought leader in new angle-based minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) that he offers to his patients. He has directed his clinical acumen in MIGS into a research program dedicated to developing a combined Structure:Function understanding of aqueous humor outflow using OCT and aqueous angiography. In his NASA work, his research focuses on the cause and development of countermeasures for Space flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS), a condition characterized by ocular changes due to persistent microgravity exposure.

Dr. Huang has also been awarded the American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists award (MAPS) two times (2013 and 2014) and was given the American Glaucoma Society Young-Clinician Scientist Award in 2015. Fight For Sight recognized Dr. Huang as an Undergraduate Research Award Mentor in 2015. More recently, Dr. Huang was honored with the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award (1/2016) and the Heidelberg Engineering Xtreme Research award (6/2016). He was named the #1 Rising Star by The Ophthalmologist magazine in 2017.