David F. Chang, MD is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard College and earned his MD at Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is now a clinical professor. Dr. Chang is Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting Program Committee, having previously chaired the Cataract Program Subcommittee. He organized and was the program cochair for the first 7 AAO "Spotlight on Cataracts" Symposia. He is also on the program committees for the ASCRS Annual Meeting and the OSN Hawaiian Eye Meeting. 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 (New York University Medical Center), Wallace-Evan Lecture (Casey Eye, Oregon), Proctor Lecture (UCSF/Proctor Foundation), and the keynote address at the Chinese American Ophthalmological Society's 20th anniversary meeting. He is a 3-time AAO Secretariat Award recipient (2003, 2006, 2007). He was the inaugural recipient of the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology's Distinguished Alumni Award (2005) and 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. He was the third recipient of the Strampelli Medal from the Italian Ophthalmological Society (2007). Dr. Chang is chairman of the AAO Practicing Ophthalmologists' Curriculum Panel for Cataract and Anterior Segment, which developed the American Board of Ophthalmology knowledge base for the MOC examination. He is also on the AAO Cataract Preferred Practice Pattern Panel and the AAO Revitalization Study Group. Dr. Chang is chair of the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee and is a member of the ASCRS Eye Surgery Education Council Presbyopia Task Force. He is on the Board of Directors for the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology. He is on the scientific advisory board for the UCSF Collaborative Vision Research Group, American Medical Optics, Allergan ATLAS, Calhoun Vision, Medennium, Peak Surgical, and Visiogen, and is the medical monitor for the Visiogen Synchrony accommodating IOL FDA monitored trial. He is cochief medical editor for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today and developed the CRSToday Virtual Textbook of Cataract Surgery. He is the cataract editor for 2 online educational sites: the AAO's "Specialty Clinical Updates" and the Ocular Surgery News' "Ophthalmic Hyperguides." He is an associate editor for the 3rd edition of Cataract Surgery (Elsevier 2008, Roger F. Steinert, editor). He was the chief editor for Curbside Consultation in Cataract Surgery (SLACK Incorporated, 2007), the series editor for the 7 SLACK Incorporated Curbside Consultation in Ophthalmology textbooks, and the principal author of Phaco Chop (SLACK Incorporated, 2004), which was the first ophthalmic textbook with a paired DVD featuring instructional surgical video. Finally, his coauthored 2005 report on IFIS and tamsulosin is one of the 5 most cited papers from the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Source: Editorial, JCRS 1/08).
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