Suber S. HUANG (USA)

Suber S. Huang, MD, MBA, is CEO of the Retina Center of Ohio (RCO) in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 2014, RCO is dedicated to compassionate, efficient and committed excellence in all aspects of retinal care. Dr. Huang has a long and distinguished history in retinal research and academic ophthalmology. He served as the inaugural Philip F. and Elizabeth G. Searle - Suber Huang MD Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine from 2004-2015 and as vice chair of the department. He also served as medical director for the Visual Sciences Coordinating Center, PI and founder of the Retina Diseases Image Analysis Reading Center (REDIARC) and as director for the country's first Center for Retina and Macular Disease at the University Hospitals Eye Institute until 2014. Dr. Huang played a vital role in the clinical, educational and research initiatives of the department, and his academic accomplishments have garnered recognition nationally and internationally for CWRU and University Hospitals. He has an active clinical practice, is a national and internationally recognized lecturer and is a leader in the field of retina and in ophthalmology. He continues his work on surgical innovation, the immunoregulatory properties of stem cells and participates in a variety of innovative clinical trials to prevent or treat blinding retinal disease. In addition to his national and international participation in ophthalmology and retina subspecialty education, Dr. Huang serves as section editor for retina surgery for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Huang is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree in 1985 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University and a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. He received his executive MBA in 2004 from the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU.

Dr. Huang's honors include achievement and senior honor awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has been selected each year since 2003 for the Top Doctors in America, Northern Ohio Live and Cleveland Magazine Top Doctors award. In 2012 and 2015, he received the Secretariat's Award for contributions to the AAO. In 2013, he was awarded the AAO Senior Honor Award, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Pediatric Innovation Award, the J. Donald M. Gass award from the Ophthalmic Photographers Society, the Leadership Excellence Award from the National Diversity Council and Person of the Year by the Cleveland Sight Center; he was also editor of his first book, Retina Images. In 2014, he received the CWRU Department of Ophthalmology Attending of the Year in recognition of his exemplary commitment to ophthalmology resident and medical student education, but he most cherishes the CWRU Humanism in Medicine award (2000) given yearly to the faculty member who most demonstrates compassion and professionalism in the care of patients and their families.