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David F. Chang, MD

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, David F. Chang, MD is clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco and in private practice in Los Altos, CA. He previously chaired the ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee and served on the ASCRS executive committee from 2009-2023. Dr. Chang was the ASCRS president from 2012-2013, EyeWorld Chief Medical Editor from 2011-2015, and ASCRS Foundation chair from 2015-2023. With a strong interest in global cataract blindness, he received the 2019 AAO Humanitarian Service Award and the 2020 Aravind Venkataswamy Award. Dr Chang is co-founder and the advisory board chair of EyeSustain, a global consortium of eye societies advancing sustainability in ophthalmology. He is a past chair of the AAO Cataract Preferred Practice Pattern Panel and the AAO Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Dr. Chang has been honored by the following international societies: AAO (Kelman Lecture), ASCRS (Binkhorst Medal), ESCRS (Ridley Medal), APACRS (Lim Medal), United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (Rayner Medal), Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Award of Excellence/Stein Lecture), All India Ophthalmology Society (President’s Lecture), Italian Ophthalmological Society (Strampelli Medal), International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC Medal), AECOS (Visionary Award), DOC-German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC Innovator Lecture), International Society of Refractive Surgery (Presidential Award), RANZCO (Gregg Medal), APAO (Jose Rizal International Medal),  MEACO (El-Maghraby International Award), and the ICO (T. Krwawicz Gold Medal).

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