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Dr. Yu-Guang He joined the Department of Ophthalmology as an Assistant Professor in 2001. In 2006, he became the first holder of the Zora Meagher Macular Degeneration Research Professoship in the Department of Ophthalmology and in 2011 he was named the Josephine Long Biddle Chair in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern, he completed a vitro-retinal surgery fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He attended medical school at Tongi Medical University in Wuhan, China, and did his residency at UT Southwestern. His research interests are ocular-epithelial cell transplantation and ocular immunology. Dr. He received first place for his scientific paper presentation at the 1992 CLAO Annual Meeting. In 1999 and 2001, he received the Resident and Fellow Research Forum Presenter Award from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmologists. In addition, he received the James A.Shannon Directors Award from the National Institutes of Health in 1995.


Medical School
Tongji Medical University (1982)
Tongii Medical University (1988), Ophthalmology
UT Southwestern Medical School (1990), Cornea Service
UT Southwestern Medical School (1996), Transitional Year
UT Southwestern Medical School (1999), Ophthalmology
University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals (2001), Vitreoretinal

Research Interest

  • Ocular cell biology
  • Ocular immunology
  • Transplantation of RPE cells


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Honors & Awards

  • Texas Monthly Magazine
    Super Doctors (2014)
  • D Magazine
    Best Doctors in Dallas (2013)
  • Endowed Chair
    Josephine Lond Biddle Chair in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research (2011)
  • Small Business Innovation Research Award (NEI/NIH)
    Validation of a Novel Vision Assessment System (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
  • ARVO (Assn. for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology)
  • ASRS (American Society of Retina Specialists)
  • TMA (Texas Medical Association)