Dr. David Huang inducted into the National Academy of Inventors

April 10, 2017

David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology and professor of biomedical engineering, OHSU School of Medicine, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Huang was inducted into the academy earlier this month during the sixth annual conference of the NAI in Boston.

Dr. David Huang and NAI fellows

Dr. Huang is known for his innovations in applying laser and optical technology to eye diseases. He is a co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT), an imaging technology that has been applied to the measurement of eye structures with unprecedented precision. More recently he has pioneered anterior segment OCT and OCT angiography. Dr. Huang runs the Center for Ophthalmic Optics and Lasers Lab, or COOL Lab, at Casey Eye Institute, which includes a team of top scientists from around the world who have been perfecting OCT technology for more than 15 years.

The NAI Fellows Program has 757 fellows worldwide representing more than 229 universities and governmental and non-profit research institutions. According to the NAI, election to fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Read more about the NAI award on OHSU Research News.

Pictured: Dr. Huang and the 2016 NAI fellows at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; photo courtesy NAI.