CITY CONDITIONS UPDATE: The Wills Eye Hospital building, staff, and patients have been safe during the protests in the City. We will continue to monitor the situation. Friday care will proceed as scheduled at 840 Walnut Street unless conditions change. Please contact your physician if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Allen Chiang, MD

Subspecialty: Retina

Areas of Interest

Diabetic retinopathy

Surgical disorders of the macula and retina

Therapeutic approaches to age-related macular degeneration


Allen Chiang, MD is a faculty member of the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the New York University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Chiang completed an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and a residency in ophthalmology at the esteemed Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, where he earned both the Stein Resident Award for Excellence in Surgery as well as Clinical Research. He then completed a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Wills Eye Hospital and was the recipient of the William Tasman, MD Outstanding Fellow Award.

After his fellowship, Dr. Chiang practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2011 to 2013 and was recognized as a Top Doctor by Oakland Magazine. He subsequently returned to Philadelphia to join the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital.

Dr. Chiang is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, Vit-Buckle Society, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and an elected member of the prestigious Retina Society.

Dr. Chiang has authored over 40 scientific publications and textbook chapters on vitreoretinal diseases and has been an invited speaker to present scientific papers and abstracts at national conferences in ophthalmology and retina. He serves as an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for a number of distinguished ophthalmic journals and is an editorial board member for the educational ONE Network of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as Retina Today. He is actively involved as a Principal Investigator in several clinical research trials for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology 2010

Academic Affiliation
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University


Fellowship:  Wills Eye Hospital – 2011
Residency:  Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA – 2009
Medical School:  New York University School of Medicine – 2005
Undergraduate:  Brown University – 2000

Honors and Awards

Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists — 2018

Language Spoken

English, Conversant in Mandarin Chinese

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