Dr. Huang is an esteemed clinician, scientist, and surgeon specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. She currently serves as the Director of Retina Service at DLP Eye Group, where she brings her wealth of knowledge and experiences in vitreoretinal diseases to the practice.
Dr. Huang received a Bachelor of Science with magna cum laude from UCLA and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa for excellence in liberal arts and sciences. She then attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she excelled in academics and community services. Some of her numerous awards included California Endowment Scholarship for academic excellence, Viola G. Hyde Scholarship for outstanding performance in surgery, and Max Kade Fellowship as an academic ambassador to Austria.
Following medical school, Dr. Huang completed her residency in ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, where she served a largely underserved population. She then completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/ Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where she trained with world experts in the retina.
Dr. Huang holds a master’s degree in Health Management and Policy from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, with a thesis focusing on decision analysis in public health policy. Furthermore, she was a fellow and co-investigator at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, MD, where she worked on the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS) with internationally renowned investigator Dr. Emily Chew on age-related macular degeneration.
Dr. Huang has presented at various national academic meetings and published numerous articles in respected peer-reviewed journals, including Ophthalmology, Seminar in Ophthalmology, and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Her research interests include age-related eye diseases, macular holes, retinal detachment, ocular imaging, and epidemiology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and Women in Ophthalmology.
Prior to joining DLP, Dr. Huang was an assistant professor in ophthalmology at Loma Linda University, where she treated patients, conducted research, and taught medical students, residents, and fellows.
Outside of work, Dr. Huang enjoys Latin dancing, various water sports, and traveling the world. She has worked in Honduras with the international health organization Unite for Sight. She also loves learning languages and speaks English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Spanish, and French.
Diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases
Treatment for diabetic retinopathy
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Loma Linda University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, M.D., 2007
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH, Health Management and Policy, 2005
UCLA, B.S., Psychobiology, 2001.
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons/Stamford Hospital, 2007-2008
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Ophthalmology 2008-2011
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2011-2012
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2014
Areas of Interest
Age-related Eye Diseases
Ophthalmic imaging/Optical coherence tomography
Health Policy/Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Awards and Honors
Loma Linda University Healing Hands Award
California Endowment Scholarship
Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA Chapter
Viola G. Hyde Scholarship for Outstanding medical student in surgery
Max Kade Fellowhip, American Austrian Foundation
Eddie Wasserman Scholarship
Sarah Armstrong Scholarship
UCLA Alumni Scholarship
Provost’s Honors List, UCLA
National Dean’s List
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
Women in Ophthalmology
Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology