Research Fellow in Ophthalmology (EXT)
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford St
Boston MA 02114
Dr. Pang is an Ophthalmologist, and devotes to the study of bioengineered cornea substitute with stem cells and biomaterials as well as the molecular and cellular regulation of corneal stroma scar formation. During his postgraduate studies (2006- 2011), he focused on the study of the development of the tissue engineering cornea, and first constructed the rabbit anterior corneal lamella substitute using acellular porcine cornea matrix with in vitro expanded cornea epithelial and stromal cells under the guidance of Dr. Wu (Biomaterials 2010). Next, he has been working in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University to be an Ophthalmologist and cooperated with his group to successfully obtain the human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) derived corneal epithelial like (CEpi) and endothelial (CEndo) like cells that for three-dimensional construction of full-thickness cornea substitute(Stem Cells Dev 2014; Biomaterials 2017; PLoS One 2017; Stem cells 2020).Recently, they have remodified the acellular porcine corneal matrix with enhance biological activity for deep lamellar transplantation of rabbit cornea (J Biomater Appl 2020). Next, they will continue to do further research in cornea regenerative medicine and apply for grants to support this study.
In clinic, Dr Pang treats a variety of patients with ocular surface, cataract, and refractive conditions at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University. His clinical expertise includes the treatment of patients with complex corneal diseases (infections, immune problems, trauma, scarring), dry eye, and refractive conditions. He performs surgeries of partial or full thickness corneal transplantation, and first perform the surgery of the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) for myopia treatment in Qilu hospital. Moreover, he is also specialized in cataract surgeries, LASIK and LASEK. In addition, he is doing the clinical research for the treatment and prevention of corneal neovascularization as well as the strategy for the treatment of fungal keratitis.
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