ABOUT YOUR DOCTOR
Dr. Barbara Shang received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University with dual honors in both Microbiology & Immunology and the Humanities Honors Program. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine where she was a Dean's Scholar. Dr. Shang completed her internship in internal medicine at UCLA and her ophthalmology residency in New York City at the internationally recognized Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital known for its many pioneering firsts in the field of ophthalmology. She completed her training at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center which brought her back to California. She is a board certified eye physician and surgeon specializing in the microsurgical techniques of cataract extraction and other procedures.
Dr. Shang was a recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute medical research fellowship. She had the opportunity to conduct cancer research at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Shang was also selected as an intramural research associate at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where she worked with Nobel Laureate Dr. Marshall Nirenberg. She has received multiple research awards and has published numerous articles in various medical publications including Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Investigative Medicine, Proceedings of the American Academy for Cancer Research, and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. She is a contributing editor for the textbook, Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions.
She is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shang has been in private practice in Orange County since 2001.