|Medical School||The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine|
|Residency||Los Angeles County & University of Southern California|
|Fellowship||University of California, San Diego|
|Special Interest||Glaucoma, Cataract and Ocular Changes during Space-flight|
Alex A. Huang, MD, PhD is a glaucoma specialist, advanced cataract surgeon and clinician-scientist who performs all current (and minimally invasive) glaucoma surgical procedures.
Dr. Huang’s goal is to maximize the efficacy of glaucoma therapeutics while decreasing their burden to augment the best quality-of-life. He carries his interests regarding angle-based approaches and native outflow pathway improvement into his laboratory as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01-supported scientist. Thus, his NIH research program focuses on improving glaucoma surgical outcomes by enhancing aqueous humor outflow understanding.
Off the planet, Dr. Huang is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to protect the eyes of American astronauts on the International Space Station from Space flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS). Specifically, Dr. Huang is tasked with determining the cause of SANS and to develop countermeasures necessary for a long-haul spaceflight mission to Mars.
The Ophthalmologist named Dr. Huang the #1 Rising Star in the World in 2017 and recognized him on The Ophthalmologist Power 100 List in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Huang received the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award.
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