Serena Xiaohong Wang, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric cataracts, and adult strabismus, with a specialty interest in pediatric cataract surgery and treatment.

Dr. Wang earned her medical degree at the Kunming Medical College in Kunming City, China. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at UT Southwestern, where she also received advanced training through fellowships in pediatric ophthalmology and corneal and external eye diseases. She also completed a research fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina Storm Eye Institute.

Dr. Wang is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Texas Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

She has published numerous articles resulting from her pediatric ophthalmology research, especially on the treatment of pediatric cataracts.

Dr. Wang is a D Magazine Best Doctor.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Storm Eye Institute Medical University of South Carolina, Research Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical School (2003-2004), Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2000-2003), Ophthalmology
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical School (1999-2000), Anesthesiology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical School (1997-1999), Cornea Service
  • Fellowship - Storm Eye Institute Medical University of South Carolina, Research Glaucoma
  • Medical School - Kunming Medical College (1980-1985)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, (2015-2021)
  • Friendship Golden Award 2017, Distinguished Contribution to Promoting International Exchange and Collaboration on Chinese Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Honor Point 2014, AAPOS Board of Directors, For extensive work in translating and revising the Terms and Conditions into Chinese on AAPOS website
  • ARVO Travel Award 2001
  • Best Paper of Session Award at the Congress of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Boston 1994, "Comparison of mechanized and manual curvilinear capsulectomy in pediatric eyes."
  • HELMA Award 1994, Storm Eye Institute, Best Research Project: "Size of the pediatric capsular bag and its implications for IOL implantation."
  • Research Grant 1992, Foundation for Research in Medicine and Technology Yunnan State Department of Science and Technology
  • Annual Student Award Scholarship 1985, Kunming Medical College, Department of Medicine
  • Pediatric Cataract Surgery Outcomes

Clinical Focus

  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Pediatric cataract surgery
  • Ocular oncology

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Serena Wang, M.D.

Dr. Wang talks about her approach to patient care.