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Jay C. Wang, MD

Jay C. Wang, MD, Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates


  • Undergraduate School
    University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Ophthalmology Residency
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA


Dr. Wang grew up in the Bay Area and earned a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with Highest Honors. He then received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

He stayed in Boston for his ophthalmology residency and retina fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear where he received the Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation Research Award for work on computational modeling of retinal disease. As a retina fellow, he won the inaugural Best Poster award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists for research on retinal detachments.

He then joined the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor where he quickly developed a reputation for teaching and managing complex medical and surgical cases. He was featured in the column “Diagnosis” in the New York Times for his role in the diagnosis of a life-threatening cardiac tumor: While at Yale, he also collaborated with engineers on several research projects involving artificial intelligence and retinal imaging.

Dr. Wang has developed a particular interest and expertise in optical coherence tomography angiography, a novel retinal imaging technology that is becoming more widely used in clinical trials and patient care. He has authored numerous book chapters on this topic. He has also published over forty original research articles on various subjects ranging from retinal vascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, infection, to drug delivery. He has presented at multiple national and international ophthalmology conferences. Dr. Wang also holds a patent for a device enabling smartphone-based ocular examination.

He is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Dr. Wang is fluent in Mandarin. Outside of medicine, he enjoys cooking, playing the piano and guitar, hiking, and swimming. He is a dedicated and passionate fan of the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco 49ers. After many years of medical training and working on the East Coast, he is delighted to be back in the Bay Area. He will be seeing patients at NCRVA’s Good Samaritan/West San Jose, East San Jose, Monterey and Mountain View locations.

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