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Quan V. (Donny) Hoang
MD, PhD

Dr. Hoang is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) and a Senior Consultant in Surgical Retina at the Singapore National Eye Centre where he established a High Myopia Clinic. In addition, Dr. Hoang runs a lab in Ocular Imaging at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. He also holds an adjunct appointment at Columbia University.
Dr. Hoang spent a total of 17 years in Chicago, beginning with his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, where he received a triple major with honors in Chemistry, Biology and Integrated Science. He then received his joint Medical Degree (MD) and PhD in Neuroscience and Biophysics from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was awarded the 2006 Top Thesis Award in the Life Sciences. He undertook Ophthalmology training at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago under Drs. William Mieler and Dmitri Azar where he won the Top Research Awards in 2009 and 2010.
Dr. Hoang subsequently completed a 2-year vitreo-retinal fellowship at the Columbia University Medical Centre and the Vitreous, Retina, Macula Consultants of New York (VRMNY) in 2012. Working under the supervision of world-renowned specialists Profs. Stanley Chang, Lawrence Yannuzzi, Richard Spaide and Bailey Freund, he was trained in vitreo-retinal surgery and medical retina. He stayed on at Columbia as faculty member for 5 years before immigrating to Singapore in order to join his Singaporean wife who is an Economics professor.

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