Dr. Ming Wang is a world-renowned laser eye surgeon and philanthropist. As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape one of history’s darkest eras, China’s Cultural Revolution, during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of poverty and hard labor. Through his own tenacity and his parents’ tireless efforts to provide a chance of freedom for their son, Ming eventually made his way to America with $50 in his pocket and an American dream in his heart where, against all odds, he would earn a PhD in laser physics and graduate magna cum laude with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT.
Dr. Wang embraced his Christian faith and tackled one of the most important questions of our time. Are faith and science friends or foes? This led to his invention of a breakthrough biotechnology to restore sight. To date, he has performed over 55,000 eye procedures and has treated patients from nearly every state in the US, and from over 55 countries. Dr. Wang is considered the “doctor’s doctor,” as he has operated on over 4,000 physicians.
Additionally, Dr. Wang has published eight textbooks, holds several US patents, and has performed the world’s first laser artificial cornea implantation. He established a non-profit foundation that provides sight restoration surgeries for indigent patients who otherwise would never have the opportunity to receive them free-of-charge.
Dr. Wang is a championship amateur ballroom dancer, and a former finalist in the world ballroom dance championships in the open pro-am international 10 dance. He plays the Chinese violin (erhu) and accompanied country music legend, Dolly Parton, on her CD “Those Were the Days.” Dr. Wang organized an annual classical ballroom dance sight charity event, the EyeBall, which is now in its 8th year, and has drawn attendees from all over the US and around the world.