Jay Wang, MD
Career plans: Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
Born and raised in California, Dr. Wang is interested in engineering applications for the eye, as demonstrated by his dual training in medicine and technology. He earned his BS in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with a perfect GPA. As an undergraduate, he spent three years volunteering at the “Suitcase Clinic” where he worked with low income clients and medical professionals. Jay was president of UC Berkeley’s Cal Community Music group, which travels to hospitals and care centers to provide musical entertainment to inpatients, and formed their a cappella division, “The Vocal Offerings.” He earned his medical degree from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, then interned at Mount Auburn Hospital. During medical school, he spent a summer at Mass. Eye and Ear as an Ophthalmology Laboratory Research Assistant, where he characterized the toxicity of a protein that may contribute to diabetic retinopathy. He also conducted research in various laboratories related to cardiovascular biology, biomechanics, and molecular biology. He was a graduate resident tutor at MIT, where he helped tutor pre-med undergraduate students.