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Who's Who List of Prominent Chinese Ophthalmologists


Chairs of Academic Ophthalmology Departments

Guy Chan, MD- Chair Emeritus, Temple University (First Chairman of Chinese descent of an Academic Ophthalmology Department; Inventor of Chan Wristrest, the standard for stabilization of the surgeon's hand for ophthalmic surgery).

Stanley Chang, MD- Chair Emeritus, Columbia University.

C.J. Chen, MD- Chair Emeritus, University of Mississippi.

Roy S. Chuck, MD, PhD- Chair, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Co-Inventor of Trabectome)

Bennie Jeng, MD, MS- Chair, University of Maryland.

David A. Lee, MD, MBA- Chair Emeritus, Penn State.

Paul Lee, MD, JD- Chair, University of Michigan.

James C. Tsai, MD, MBA- Chair, Mt. Sinai and President, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai; Chair Emeritus, Yale University.

Mark O.M. Tso, MD, DSc- Founding Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong (1994-1999), Founding Chairman and Director, Peking University Eye Center, Beijing, China (2001-2011).

Robert Yee, MD- Chair Emeritus, Indiana University.


CAOS Forefathers

JS Chao- Portland, Maine.

Peter Chao, MD- New York, NY. First to report photographic technique of fluorescein retinal angiography. (1. Chao P, Flocks M. The Retinal Circulation Time. Am J Ophthalmol. 1958 Jul;46:8-10. 2. Flocks M, Miller, J, Chao, P. Retinal Circulation time with the aid of fundus cinephotography. Am J Ophthalmol. 1959 July;48:3-10).

Helen H. Chi, MD- New York, NY. Prominent researcher of Cornea Endothelium, Manhattan, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, NY, NY.

Otis S. Lee, MD- Tulsa, OK. Ophthalmology Residency at University of Iowa, 1943, Published on Metabolism of Cornea and Penetrating Keratoplasty; former Tulsa County Medical Society Doctor of the Year.

Henry Li, MD- Los Angeles, CA.

CK Liao, MD, MBA- Chicago, IL. Worked as an ophthalmologist for more than 30 years and retired from medical practice in 1985, Owned several Chinese restaurants in the Chicago area from 1964 to 1982. 

CC Teng, MD- New York, NY. Prominent researcher at The Eye Bank for Sight Restoration at Manhattan, Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. First to describe the Basement Membrane of Corneal Epithelium (Teng CC, Katzin HM. The Basement Membrane of Corneal Epithelium; A Preliminary Report. Am J Ophthalmol. 1953 Jul;36(71): 895-900).

Robert T. Wong, MD- Honolulu, HI. Prominent Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Hawaii. Instrumental in establishing a medical school in Hawaii, which later became the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. The Robert T. Wong, M.D. Lectureship at the University of Hawaii was established in 1985.


CAOS Founders

Elaine Chuang, MD

Arlene Gwon, MD

Benjamin Kwan, MD

King Lee, MD

Pei Fei Lee, MD

David Pao, MD

Mark O.M. Tso, MD, DSc

Ted Wei, MD

Edward Wong, MD

Robert Yee, MD

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