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.
Left and right brains: 1+1>2!
A right-brain dominant person is supposed to be creative and artistic, and one who is considered a left-brain is rational and logical. However, we should not be limited by these classifications, e.g., “I am a right-brain person, so I am not good at logical things.” Instead, engage your right-brain to help you with logical tasks, such as applying artistry to a precision eye surgery; and summon your left-brain to help your creative work, such as applying mechanical and physics principles in learning ballroom dancing. Rather than treating them as two isolated halves, our right and left brains are meant to work TOGETHER, synergistically. It is a situation where 1+1 equals actually MORE THAN 2!”