Read our oral history with 2023 Lasker Award recipient Dr. David Huang

Dr. David Huang stands, smiling, in front of a shelf of books and a wall with framed photos hanging on it
David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., co-invented the biomedical imaging technology known as optical coherence tomography, or OCT, and is the associate director and director of research at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute. (OHSU)

David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering in the School of Medicine, an Associate Director & Director of Research at Casey Eye Institute, and Director of the Center for Ophthalmic Optics & Lasers. With the recent announcement of Dr. Huang receiving the prestigious Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for transformative imaging technology, we’d like to highlight the oral history interview we recorded with him in May 2023.

In this oral history, Dr. Yali Jia interviews Dr. Huang about his education and research background, his early career, and the chance occurrences and unpredictable events that led him to developing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Other notable topics include Dr. Huang’s journey to OHSU, his extensive clinical research output, and how his background in biomedical and electrical engineering influences his work.

We join the entire OHSU community in congratulating Dr. Huang for being recognized with the Lasker Award, and are thrilled to have his story as part of the Oral History Program. You can read the entire interview, and over 130 other oral history interviews, in our Digital Collections.

Read the interview


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