Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lions Club Sponsors Eye Doctor Visit

Organizers say you've seen his name associated with state-of-the-art vision care in Tennessee for years, and on Thursday night, March 31, Dr. Ming Wang will give a presentation at Tennessee Tech University. Hosted by the TTU Lions Club, Wang's appearance will be at 7 p.m. in the Donald N. Ervin Auditorium of Johnson Hall. Wang will speak about a number of topics associated with eye health. Topics of his educational seminar may include recent advancements in ocular surgery, necessary characteristics for a successful career in medicine or science, and the effects of a government-controlled healthcare system on medical treatment. Wang earned his doctor of medicine degree from Harvard University and his doctor of philosophy degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee and the founding director of the Wang Vision Institute and the Vanderbilt Laser Sight Center. Wang is also the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He is an attending surgeon at St. Thomas Hospital and is the author of numerous research articles in prestigious science journals. Wang holds several U.S. patents for biotechnology inventions regarding sight restoration. Although Wang's presentation is free and open to the public, the TTU Lions Club will be accepting donations for its Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society.