Dr. Kang Zhang, MD

Dr. Kang Zhang, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Zhang's research focuses on novel disease gene targets and therapies in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal degenerations. He has numerous grants from National Institute of Health and other foundations, and holds three patents for his scientific developments.Dr. Zhang has published or co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed manuscripts in top journals including Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Cell, PNAS, and JCI - covering a wide range of topics in genetics, molecular biology, and clinical trials in ophthalmology.

9415 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Eyes
high
more than 83% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
normal
more than 79% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
normal
more than 69% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Molecular Genetics
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
24

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Floaters
  • Genetic Eye Disorders
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
5

Procedures

  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Injection
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Healthone Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Utah, College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zhang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zhang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zhang to family and friends
2.0
based on 4 total reviews
Dr. Zhang's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
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Dr. Zhang accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Zhang has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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