Dr. Ming Wang
The 917 Society is grateful to have as a Congressional Founders Club Member, Dr. Ming Wang.
Dr. Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), is a world-renowned laser eye surgeon, philanthropist, and a co-founder of the non-profit Common Ground Network. As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape China's Cultural Revolution -- during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of hard labor and poverty.
He came to America with only $50 and earned two doctorate degrees, one in laser physics and one in medicine, and graduated with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT. Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.
Dr. Wang was named the Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year for his lifelong dedication to help blind orphaned children from around the world. The film "Sight" is based on Dr. Wang's autobiography "From Darkness to Sight" and co-stars Greg Kinnear.
We are honored to have Dr. Wang serve as The 917 Society Founders Club President. Dr. Wang was named our Founders Club Cup winner for 2020 for his tireless efforts to advance our mission, joining the 2019 winner, Congressman Mark Green and 2018 winner, Senator Kerry Roberts.