Dr. Wang is a Harvard and MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few cataract and LASIK eye surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. Ming grew up during China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of poverty and hard labor.
Ming had to play the Chinese violin erhu and learned to dance, in order to escape the labor camp. He eventually made his way to America with only $50 and graduated with the highest honor from Harvard Medical School and MIT. Dr. Wang founded a 501c(3) non-profit organization, the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which to date has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.
He was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifetime dedication to helping blind orphan children from around the world. Dr. Wang is the co-founder and president of the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group, and co-founder of the Common Ground Network, a non-profit that focuses on Dr. Wang’s life-long mission to help people find common ground and solutions to our society’s problems.
This episode was recorded on Friday, April 17, 2020.
Dr. Jeff Kegarise is the President of Cool Springs Eye Care, Donelson Eye Care, Center for Professional Development, The Tiger Institute for Cooperative Learning, Performance Vision Therapy and author of One Patient At A Time, which he co-authored with his wife, Dr. Susan Kegarise, OD.
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