Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Alex A. Huang, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist at the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health. He is a glaucoma specialist, advanced cataract surgeon and clinician-scientist who performs all current and minimally invasive glaucoma surgical procedures. Dr. Huang also serves as the Alfred Vogt Chair and an associate professor in ophthalmology and has a special interest in glaucoma, cataracts and ocular changes during spaceflight. He is a National Institutes of Health R01-supported scientist with his NIH research program focused on improving glaucoma surgical outcomes by enhancing aqueous humor outflow understanding. Supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Dr. Huang protects the eyes of American astronauts on the International Space Station from Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome. The Ophthalmologist named Dr. Huang the #1 Rising Star in the World in 2017 and recognized him on its Power 100 List in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Huang received the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award. Dr. Huang completed a fellowship in glaucoma at UC San Diego Medical Center and a residency in ophthalmology at University of Southern California Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is board certified in ophthalmology.