Silas Wang, MD, Recognized with Norman Knight Leadership Award

June 13, 2022

Silas WangSilas Wang, MD, Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and a clinician scientist at Mass Eye and Ear, was recognized with the 2022 Norman Knight Leadership Development Award in Ophthalmology at the Mass Eye and Ear Trustees Meeting earlier this month. This award is funded by long-time philanthropist and Mass Eye and Ear supporter, Norman Knight, and provides important financial support for promising junior faculty leaders.

Dr. Wang is known for his dedication and compassion in his trainee education and mentoring roles. He takes extra time in the surgical training laboratory and reviews training videos outside of 'normal' hours to provide feedback to our trainees. It is apparent that he truly cares about each trainee and invests a great deal of his own time to ensure their success.

Over the past six years, Dr. Wang's leadership and collaborative spirit, combined with his expertise in applying new technology to medical and surgical education, have been integral to our training programs. He was an instructor in our pivot to a virtual surgical curriculum in 2020, a program that was adopted nationally.  

Outside of Mass Eye and Ear, Dr. Wang is involved in our national professional organizations. In addition, he and his wife Dr. Kathy Tran, a hospitalist at Mass General, travel to Rosebud, South Dakota, twice a year to work with the Indian Health Service to provide medical and ophthalmologic care.  

“Silas is a vital member of our academic faculty, with a growing leadership role. He is a thoughtful and generous educator, and a skilled, hardworking, and compassionate clinician,” said Joan W. Miller, MD, Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass Eye and Ear and Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology.

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