"I feel lucky to have gone to Ohio State, and I'm at a point in my life where I feel it is nice to give back."
Dr. Bob Wang (’00) Supports Buckeye Students
Student scholarships are made possible through a generous donation.
"What I always liked about Ohio State was that it always seemed to be resident teaching-focused," says Bob Wang, MD, residency class of 2000. "It seemed like everyone was interested in you learning. It was an environment where they wanted you to succeed."
Dr. Wang, who also completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Ohio State, went on to do a Uveitis fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute and subsequent Vitreoretinal fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
"It was Dr. Mitchel Opremcak who got me interested in both retina and uveitis," Dr. Wang says. "I remember at Grand Rounds it always seemed like he was the one trying to figure out the fascinomas. I also remember having a patient with Dr. Fred Davidorf that I couldn’t figure out and thinking, maybe I need to learn about retina and uveitis a little bit more."
After completing his fellowships, Dr. Wang joined Texas Retina Associates in Dallas. 19 years later, his connection with Ohio State is strong.
In 2018, Dr. Wang created the George and Shirley Wang Fund for Student Excellence in Arts and Sciences and the Robert Wang Fund in Medicine with a generous donation of $125k. The fund supports at least one undergraduate research award in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and at least one scholarship for students in Ophthalmology.
"I feel lucky to have gone to Ohio State, and I'm at a point in my life where I feel it is nice to give back," Dr. Wang says. "I also feel lucky to be where I am today. Maybe the scholarships will give others a break to start the ball rolling on their career and life."