MEET DR. YING
Since 1999, Dr. Ying has treated and prevented blindness in more than 20,000 patients while practicing in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Boston
Dr. Ying focuses on medical and surgical diseases of the eye. His special clinical interests include disorders of the retinal vasculature, the vitreoretinal interface, retinal degenerations, ocular motility, and ocular inflammation. Diseases treated include the following: retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, age-related macular degeneration, hereditary retinal disease, strabismus, amblyopia, and uveitis. He is a former Associate professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, and former member of the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine and former Director of the Electrophysiology Service at Boston University Eye Associates. He is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, New England Ophthalmological Society, American Society of Retina Specilaists, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, American Uveitis Society, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He sees patients at Boston Eye Care Center.
Dr. Ying trained in biomedical engineering at the Whitaker Institute at The Johns Hopkins University, earned his medical degree and doctorate in neurosciences at the Washington University School of Medicine, completed ophthalmology residency at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, and performed medical and surgical retina and strabismus fellowships again at Johns Hopkins. He served on the faculty at the Wilmer Eye Institute as the A. Edward Maumenee Scholar and was promoted to Associate Professor before joining Boston University. He is currently pursuing an additional clinical fellowship in Uveitis with Dr. C. Stephen Foster at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgical Institution (MERSI).
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ying directs a multi-faceted research program to solve the most important and vexing problems facing ophthalmologists today. His laboratory team pushes the boundaries of discovery to transform health care and to help deliver the promise of improving medicine. Current projects include the following: 1) development of novel ocular motor biomarkers for amblyopia and other neurologic diseases, 2) development of retinal vascular analysis for prediction of cardiovascular risk, 3) development of optical coherence tomography for detection of neurodegeneration, 4) combination therapy of neuroprotective agents with anti-hyperpermeability therapy for macular edema, 5) development of novel regenerative therapies for non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration, and 6) development of augmented EMR in a learning environment for medical decision-making. His laboratory has been sponsored by the National Eye Institute (R01 EY19347) and William Cross Foundation.
Dr. Ying has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Raymond R. Margherio Award for macular research from the Retina Society, AOS-Knapp Fellowship from the Herman Knapp Testimonial Fund, and the Heed Fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, the Disney Award for Amblyopia Research from Research to Prevent Blindness, and a Certificate of Appreciation from Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.