Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA

Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA

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Retina Center of Ohio
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Education and training

Retinal fellowship
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, USA


Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA is committed to clinical excellence, innovative research, and world-wide education. He received his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University, medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University and fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI)/University of Miami. He has graduate training at the Harvard University, Wharton School of Business/University of Pennsylvania, and received his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management/Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). From 1993-2014, Dr. Huang’s leadership positions in the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences included: Philip and Elizabeth Searle – Suber Huang MD Professor and Vice-Chair, Residency Program Director, and Director, Center for Retina and Macular Disease. He founded the Retina Diseases Image Analysis Reading Center, and was Director of the Visual Sciences Research Center. Dr. Huang is currently CEO of the Retina Center of Ohio and Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at BPEI, University of Miami. He is the President and CEO of the Future Vision Foundation, and officer of Retina Global, and bioscience advisor to the Anderson Scholars program and Trustee at the University School. Formed in 2017, the Future Vision Foundation’s mission is to reveal the magic of innovation and discovery in the visual sciences through film and the visual arts. The annual awards ceremony will feature the worldwide premiere of documentaries showcasing pioneers of vision (
Dr. Huang is Chair, NEI/NIH National Eye Health Education Program and fostered the first-ever joint educational program with the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research network. He is the former AAO Associate Secretariat of Federal Affairs; Chair, Research, Regulatory, and External Scientific Affairs Committee; and Chair, Compounding Pharmacy taskforce, and is the current AAO representative to the USP. He founded the Retina Image Bank, now the world’s largest and most comprehensive open-access multimedia database of “all things retina”. With over 40,000 images contributed, links expertise around the world and, in 2017, surpassed one million page-views. He is an editor for the APJO and APAO Chair, Retina Vitreous on-line education. His expertise will facilitate collaboration between the ASRS and the APAO/APVRS to create the first truly international multimedia platform for retina education. He is editor-in-chief of the first on-line ASRS Retina Atlas with expected completion in 2020.
Dr. Huang has participated in numerous clinical trials as PI and as Chair of the Retina Disease Image Analysis Reading Center at CWRU He has published widely, given nearly 400 lectures, and has served as Program Chair for retina surgery for the APAO and AAO retina sub-specialty day. He is the IMSM for the Argus II retina prosthesis programs, Chair of the DMC for on-going gene therapy trials for NVAMD and for stem cell transplant trials in atrophic AMD. He has active research interests in surgical innovation, gene therapy, the immunoregulatory properties of stem cells, and epigenomics.
Dr. Huang received the “Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors in America” award each year since 2003, the AAO Secretariat Award (twice), and the AAO and ASRS Senior Achievement and Honor Awards. Other awards include the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Pediatric Innovation, OPS J. Donald M. Gass MD award, International Congress of Ophthalmic Photographers, the National Diversity Council Leadership Excellence Award, and the Cleveland Sight Center Person of the Year. He has received the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology Attending of the Year and cherishes the CWRU Humanism in Medicine award given annually to the School of Medicine faculty member who most demonstrates compassion and professionalism in the care of patients and their families. In 2017, Dr. Huang was inducted to the Retina Hall of Fame and produced Seven Years of Darkness, which won the best short documentary at the national short film festival. In 2018, he is slated to receive the Jose Rizal International Medal from the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, their highest recognition for contributions to education and clinical care.

Academic appointments

  • Former positions:
  • Philip F. and Elizabeth Searle - Suber Huang MD Professor Case Western Reserve University
  • Vice-Chair - Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Case Western Reserve University
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