Haiyan Gong, MD, PhD

Haiyan Gong, MD, PhD, is a professor of Ophthalmology, Anatomy, and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Gold Fellow of ARVO. She graduated from Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, China and received her ophthalmology training and Master’s degree from Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, and her PhD training in anatomy and neurobiology from Boston University in Boston, MA.

Dr. Gong has been working on the physiology and morphology of the trabecular outflow pathway for three decades and has published 65 scientific articles, invited reviews, and textbook chapters. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that regulate aqueous humor outflow resistance in normal eyes and how this resistance is increased in eyes with POAG, for the purpose of developing insights into new therapeutic strategies to treat this disease.