Areas of Interest
Surgical disorders of the macula and retina
Therapeutic approaches to age-related macular degeneration
Dr. Allen Chiang graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University. He received his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine with distinction and selection into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed a transitional internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, the oldest hospital and one of the best in that region. Thereafter, he completed a residency in ophthalmology at the prestigious Stein Eye Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), perennially the #1 eye hospital in the western US. At UCLA, his performance was dually recognized with the Stein Resident Awards for Surgical Excellence and Clinical Research. He then completed a two-year medical and surgical retina fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and was the recipient of the William Tasman, MD Outstanding Fellow Award.
Prior to joining Mid Atlantic Retina, Dr. Chiang was in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area as a retina surgeon and recognized as a Top Doctor by Oakland Magazine. In 2013, he returned to Philadelphia and the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital. He is currently an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and is actively involved in the education and training of the next generation of ophthalmologists and retina specialists.
Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2010, Dr. Chiang is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Montgomery County Medical Society, and the Vit-Buckle Society. In addition, he is an elected member of the esteemed Retina Society. He is an editorial board member of the retina/vitreous section of the AAO’s Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE) Network, which is the Academy’s global platform for continuing medical education for over 30,000 ophthalmologists.
Dr. Chiang has contributed over 80 papers, articles, scientific abstracts, and textbook chapters on vitreoretinal diseases and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple journals including RETINA, Ophthalmology Retina, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and British Journal of Ophthalmology. Out of a clinical interest in developing new treatments for retinal diseases, he serves either as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in the Retina Research Unit at Wills Eye Hospital for many collaborative national and international clinical trials for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He has been invited to speak and present scientific papers at national ophthalmic meetings and is a past recipient of the ASRS Honor Award for these contributions.
American Board of Ophthalmology 2010
Associate 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
“Top Doctors” Philadelphia magazine, 2023
Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists — 2018
English, Conversant in Mandarin Chinese