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Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Ophthalmic Genetics
Founding Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine
Co-Director, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Board Certification in Ophthalmology
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery
Specialty Ophthalmic Genetics, Retina & Vitreous
Medical School Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint MD Program (M.D. / Ph.D. Program)
Residency Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Special Interest Age related macular degeneration Diabetic retinopathy Inherited retinal degeneration.
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Kang Zhang, MD, PhD is Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief of Ophthalmic Genetics at University of California San Diego. Zhang obtained his M.D. with Magna Cum Laude honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT joint MD program and his PhD in genetics from Harvard University. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University and his retina fellowship at University of Utah. He was a faculty at Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University of Utah.

Dr. Zhang’s clinical and research focuses are on novel disease gene targets and treatment, gene and stem cell based therapies in age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy,and inherited retinal degeneration.

Dr. Zhang is bi-lingual in Chinese and he has numerous grants from the National Institute of Health, and other foundations. Dr. Zhang has published or co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts in top journals - covering a wide range of topics in genetics, molecular biology, stem cell, and clinical trials in ophthalmology.

For more information please visit the Zhang Lab research site or view Dr. Zhang's Curriculum Vitae.




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