Stanley Chang, M.D.
Stanley Chang is the director of Ophthalmology at Columbia University. He is also the KK and Ku The Ying professor of Ophthamology. In his academic career, Dr. Chang obtained a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from MIT. After receiving a masters degree in biomedical electronic engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his medical education at the college of physicians & surgeons of Columbia University. He went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts eye and ear infirmary.
He has developed and pioneered several revolutionary surgical approaches to the treatment of complicated forms of retinal detachment. His work in this area has improved in outcome for patients worldwide. He was the very first to use perfluoropropane gas in the management of retinal detachments caused by scar tissue on the retina. This gas is the most frequent gas used in vitereoretinal surgery. He developed “heavy liquids” used in flattening retinal detachment and the related surgical techniques for retinal surgery. He has been awarded a host of honorariums and prizes such as: the Herman Wacker prize from the club Jules Gonin, Helmerich prize from the American society of retinal specialists, and the senior honor award and the secretariat award from the American academy of Ophthalmology.