David F Chang MD

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David F. Chang, M.D. is widely recognized as one of the top cataract surgeons in the world. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard College and earned his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was promoted to Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in 1999. He has taught cataract surgery to ophthalmology residents in training for more than 25 years. Dr. Chang is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, one of the leading ophthalmology academic centers in Asia.

As one of the most prominent international experts, Dr. Chang regularly lectures on cataract techniques and the newest lens implants to other surgeons in the U.S. and abroad, and has received numerous prestigious national and international awards. In 2009, he received what is considered to be the highest international honor for a cataract surgeon - the Binkhorst Medal from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has also received the highest honor for cataract surgery from the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (Lim Medal, 2009), the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Award of Excellence 2010), the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (Rayner Medal 2010), the Indian Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society (Gold Medal 2003), and the Italian Ophthalmological Society (Strampelli Medal 2007). In 2006, became only the third ophthalmologist to ever receive the Charlotte Baer Award honoring the outstanding clinical faculty member at the UCSF Medical School.

Among Dr. Chang’s other major awards and named lectures are the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award (2002), Senior Achievement Award (2008) and Secretariat Award (2003, 2006, 2007, and 2009). He was the inaugural recipient of the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2005). In addition to those previously mentioned, he has been selected to deliver the following named lectures: Transamerica Lecture (UCSF), Williams Lecture (UCSF), Wolfe Lecture (University of Iowa), DeVoe Lecture (Columbia-Harkness), Gettes Lecture (Wills Eye Hospital), Helen Keller Lecture (University of Alabama), Kayes Lecture (University of Washington, St. Louis), Thorpe Lecture (Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society), Schutz Lecture (MEETH & New York University Medical Center), Wallace-Evans Lecture (Casey Eye Hospital, Oregon), Kambara Lecture (Loma Linda), Jules Stein Lecture (UCLA-Jules Stein), Proctor Lecture (UCSF/Proctor Foundation), Harold Stein Lecture (Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) and the keynote lectures at the Indian Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society Annual Meeting, Argentinean Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, and the Chinese American Ophthalmological Society’s 20th anniversary meeting.


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Primary Specialty
Cataracts
Secondary Specialty
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)