Dr. Wei Huang MD | Eye Care | Huntersville, Statesville & University
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Biography

Dr. Wei Huang is an ophthalmologist who specializes in eye exams & routine eye care, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic eye care in the Huntersville, NC area. She received her medical degree and doctorate from the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an, China. She did a glaucoma research fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School in 2006, and then had a second glaucoma fellowship at Duke Eye Center in 2014. Her internal medicine internship was at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and her ophthalmology residency at Duke Eye Center. She is board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation.


Education & Fellowship

Medical
Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China, 1996

Doctorate
Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China, 2002

Fellowship
Glaucoma Research Fellowship. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006

Internship
Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, 2009

Residency
Ophthalmology, Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC, 2012

Fellowship
Glaucoma, Duke Eye Center, Durham, NC, 2014


Associations & Memberships

Board Certified by:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member of:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- Heed Ophthalmic Foundation


Awards

2013: Heed Foundation Fellowship
2012: K. Alexander Dastgheib M.D. Eye Surgery Award, which recognizes a Duke-trained ophthalmologist who demonstrates excellence in eye surgery and surgical judgment.
2011: Heed Foundation Resident Retreat
2009: Duke Eye Center: Machemer Research Award
2006: Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Best Basic Research Poster Award
2004: ARVO Travel Grant Recipient of Retina Research Foundation/ Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence


Testimonials

Last year the glaucoma worsened to the point that surgery on both eyes was required. Dr. Huang carefully studied my abnormally frail eyes and concluded surgery would be safe. My pool game has distinctly improved, and I can look forward to major improvements in my tennis. Dr. Huang is obviously a medical prodigy, and at the same time she’s unusually caring with each patient.     - Ed B.
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Research

Wei Huang, Gourong Li, Jianming Qiu, Pedro Gonzalez, Pratap Challa. Protective effects of Resveratrol in Experimental Retinal Detachment. PLOS One. 2013 Sep 11;8(9):e75735

Guorong Li, Coralia Luna, Iris D. Navarro, David L. Epstein, Wei Huang, Pedro Gonzalez and Pratap Challa. Resveratrol Prevention of Oxidative Stress Damage to Lens Epithelial Cell Cultures Is Mediated by Forkhead Box O Activity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 21; 52(7):4395-401.

Wei Huang, John Fileta, Ian Rawe, Juan Qu, and Cynthia L. Grosskreutz. Calpain Activation in Experimental Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010; 51 (6): 3049-54

Wang DY, Ray A, Rodgers K, Ergorul C, Hyman BT, Huang W, Grosskreutz CL. Global gene expression changes in rat retinal ganglion cells in experimental glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Aug; 51(8):4084-95.

Ergorul C, Ray A, Huang W, Wang DY, Ben Y, Cantuti-Castelvetri I, Grosskreutz CL. Hypoxia inducible factor-1? (HIF-1?) and some HIF-1 target genes are elevated in experimental glaucoma. J Mol Neurosci. 2010 Oct; 42(2):183-91.

Ergorul C, Ray A, Huang W, Darland D, Luo ZK, Grosskreutz CL. Levels of vascular endothelial growth factor-A165b (VEGF-A165b) are elevated in experimental glaucoma. Mol Vis. 2008 Aug 18; 14:1517-24.

Fileta JB, Huang W, Kwon GP, Filippopoulos T, Ben Y, Dobberfuhl A, Grosskreutz CL. Efficient estimation of retinal ganglion cell number: a stereological approach. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 May 15; 170(1):1-8.

Wei Huang, John B. Fileta, Theodoros Filippopoulos, Adam Dobberfuhl, Cynthia L. Grosskreutz. Heat Shock Protein 27 phosphorylation in Experimental Glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007; 48 (9): 4129-35

Wei Huang, John B. Fileta, Yan Guo, Downregulation of Thy1 in retinal ganglion cells in experimental glaucoma. Current Eye Research 2006; 31(3): 265-71

Wei Huang, John B. Fileta, Adam Dobberfuhl, Theodoros Filippopolous, Yan Guo, Gina Kwon, Cynthia L. Grosskreutz. Calcineurin Cleavage Is Triggered By Elevated Intraocular Pressure and Calcineurin Inhibition Blocks Retinal Ganglion Cell Death in Experimental Glaucoma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2005; 102:12242-12247

Huang W, Dobberfuhl A, Filippopoulos T, Ingelsson M, Fileta JB, Poulin NR, Grosskreutz CL. Transcriptional upregulation and activation of initiating caspases in experimental glaucoma. American Journal of Pathology 2005; 167: 673-681

Huang W, Wang L, Yuan M, Ma J, Hui Y. Adrenomedullin Affects Two Signal Transduction Pathways and the Migration in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004; 45:1507-13.


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