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Emmanuel Y. Chang, MD PhD FACS

Emmanuel Chang, MD PhD FACS

Dr. Chang was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in Kansas and Tennessee. He was selected as one of the top 20 high school students in the country by USA Today. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Duke University with departmental distinction in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He is the recipient of the A.B. Duke Memorial Scholarship, Duke University’s most prestigious merit scholarship awarded to the top 15 students and studied at Oxford University in England.


After college, he went on to complete a combined MD/PhD degree, graduating from medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and finishing his doctorate Ph.D. at Rice University in the Department of Bioengineering. His cutting edge doctoral thesis work under Dr. Rebekah Drezek, PhD combined state of the art nanotechnology with optical imaging for biological applications and was recognized both nationally and internationally. He was the recipient of the highly competitive NDSEG and Harvey Fellows fellowship during his PhD training.

Dr. Chang is a board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society for Retina Specialists, and the Cullen Eye Institute Alumni Association. He has written several publications and book chapters in adult and pediatric retinal diseases and presented at both national and international meetings. 


Dr. Chang specializes in all aspects of adult and pediatric vitreoretinal diseases with a particular interest in macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusions, and acquired/inherited pediatric retinal disorders including retinopathy of prematurity, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, persistent fetal vasculature, Coats’ disease, and ocular trauma. He sees these patients through RVT's Houston Pediatric Retina center. His research focuses on integrating biomedical engineering/nanotechnology and development of novel therapeutics in vitreoretinal diseases. He is continually honored by Super Doctors.


Dr. Chang is fluent in English, Mandarin, and conversational Spanish. When not at work, Dr. Chang enjoys the culinary arts, activities at church, and spending time with his wife and two kids. Page 2

Retinologist Dr. Emmanuel Chang


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