The Power List 2016
Weeks Professor of Ophthalmic Research, Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
Co-inventor of optical coherence tomography and first author of the seminal article on the topic, which has been cited more than 3,300 times, David Huang has received many honors, including the AAO’s Achievement Award, ARVO’s Friedenwald Award, and was one of the 2012 Champalimaud Vision Award recipients. Since its invention, OCT has proven to be both a revolutionary and versatile diagnostic technique, and Huang continues to explore new applications for the technology – including OCT angiography, and better biometry and imaging of both the anterior and posterior segments of the eye.
His other interests include refractive surgery and laser technologies, and his background in both ophthalmology and engineering has given him an understanding of laser surgery from both a clinical and an engineering perspective. He has patented many inventions, and his current research interests include improving the safety of corneal laser surgery, developing new laser surgery options for patients with corneal disease, and a smartphone app-based amblyopia screening method, GoCheckKids.