Alumni Board Member
Class of 1994
Dr. David Yang is the Chief of Optometry for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System where he also serves as the Co-Residency Supervisor for two optometry residency programs affiliated with the UC Berkeley School of Optometry (UCBSO). He completed his residency training in Geriatric/Hospital-Based Optometry at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center in 1995 and is Board Certified in Medical Optometry (ABCMO).
From 1996 to 2009, Dr. Yang served on faculty at the UCBSO and currently holds the rank of Clinical Professor. He is a past recipient of the Roy Brandreth Excellence-in-Teaching Award, as well as the Bernie Dolan Resident Mentor of the Year Award. He has lectured at the regional, national, and international levels on topics related to ocular disease and contact lenses.
Dr. Yang is currently a Council Member for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and Co-Chair of the VA National Optometry Contact Lens Workgroup. Previously, he was a Regional Vice Chair for the American Academy of Optometry Admittance Committee and a Supervising Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry Clinical Skills Exam.
He was also the Chair of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section (AOA-CLCS) On-Line Committee where he was the Chief Editor of the AOA-CLS Newsletter and recipient of the Rodger T. Kame Award for outstanding service and dedication to the section.