Haiyan Gong, MD, PhD

Haiyan Gong, MD, PhD, is professor of Ophthalmology, Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. She graduated from Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, China and received her ophthalmology training and Master’s degree from Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. After several years as a practicing ophthalmologist there, she did a one-year research fellowship at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She then received 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 more than two decades and has published over 60 articles, invited papers, scientific 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.