by Dr. Ming Wang
Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)
Edited by Andrew Thornton, a mentored student working with Dr. Wang.
Dr. Ming Wang, philanthropist and Nashvillian of the Year by Kiwanis International, is a Harvard and MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few cataract and LASIK eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. He has performed over 55,000 procedures, including on over 4,000 doctors, so he has been called “The doctors’ doctor”.
Grew up in China, Ming came to this country with only $50. Today, he is a world-class eye surgeon and is the ONLY surgeon in the state who performs 3D SMILE & 3D LASIK (18+), 3D Karma & 3D Raindrop (45+), 3D Forever Young Lens (50+) and 3D Laser Cataract Surgery (60+).
Dr. Wang is the CEO of Aier-USA, a new U.S. – China healthcare venture that brings in investment from China and creates American jobs.
Dr. Wang has published 8 textbooks, holds several U.S. patents, published over papers and chapters including a paper in the journal “Nature”, and performed the world’s first laser artificial cornea implantation. He founded two 501c(3) non-profit organizations, Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China and Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which to date has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.
A frog at the bottom of a well
Each of us is a “frog at the bottom of a well,” i.e., our perspective, basis for judgment and opinions are limited by our own experience and exposure. We look up and see a small round patch of clear sky and believe it is a beautiful day! However, when we climb out of the well up to ground level, and are now able to look around at the ENTIRE sky, we may realize it is actually a cloudy day! We see that the small patch of sky that we were able to see earlier when we were at the bottom of the well was actually not at all representative of the whole situation!