Training & Education
College: B.A. U.C.L.A.
Medical School:
M.D. U.C. Irvine
Internship: Surgery U.C. Irvine
Residency: Ophthalmology U.C. Irvine
Fellowship: Oculoplastic Surgery, ASOPRS Eyesthetica, Los Angeles
Board Certification

National Board of Medical Examiners, 2001
American Board of Ophthalmology, June 2006

Certification

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, June 2008

Academic Appointments/ University Affiliations
  1. Clinical Assistant Professor, USC Roski Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2014 – present
  2. Clinical Instructor, Dept of Ophthalmology, University of California at Irvine, 2006 – 2011
  3. Clinical Instructor, Dept of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2006 – 2009
Teaching Responsibilities
  1. Associate Preceptor ASOPRS fellowship at Eyesthetica: Staff Oculoplastic surgery for Eyesthetica fellows, 2007 – 2016.
  2. Associate Preceptor ASOPRS fellowship at USC Roski Eye Institute: Staff Oculoplastic surgery for USC Eye Institute fellows, 2014 – 2016
  3. Clinical Assistant Professor, USC Roski Eye Institute: Teach Surgery and Non-invasive Oculoplastic procedures to USC ophthalmology residents, 2014 – 2016
  4. Instructor, Basic Oculoplastics Skills Lab, AAO: Teach Oculoplastic surgery to general ophthalmologists, 10/17/2010
  5. Clinical Instructor Ophthalmology: Staff Oculoplastics clinic, surgery, and lectures for UC Irvine ophthalmology residents at Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center. 2006 – 2011
  6. Clinical Instructor Ophthalmology: Staff Oculoplastics surgery for USC ophthalmology residents. 2006 – 2009
Committee appointments
  1. ASOPRS Journal committee (2014 – present)
  2. Board of Directors, Asian American Physician Association (2008 – 2014)
  3. Treasurer, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society (2007 – 2010)
  4. President Elect, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society (2010 – 2012)
  5. President, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society (2012 – 2014)
  6. Past President, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society (2014 – 2016)
  7. Board of Directors, Chinese American Ophthalmological Society (2007 – present)
Professional Society Affiliations
  1. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  2. American Academy of Ophthalmology
  3. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  4. Orange County Society of Ophthalmology
  5. Asian American Physician Association
  6. Chinese American Ophthalmological Society
Honors and Awards
  1. Southern California Super Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine (2010 – present)
  2. Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine (2013 – 2016)
  3. Patients’ Choice Award, Vitals (2010 – present)
  4. Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  5. “Best Paper of Session” winner for “Microkeratome-assisted keratoprosthesis implantation”. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2004
  6. Pfizer (Pharmacia) Research Award, 2003
  7. Dr Henry & Lilian Nesburn Research Award, 2003
  8. Janet M Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award (women in top 5% of class), 2000
  9. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (inducted Junior Year, top 4% of class), 1999
  10. Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Sciences (top 5% of class), 1998
  11. Dr. Grace Bell Award (top student in Biochemistry), 1996
PodCast

Erb MH as Guest Doctor: LA Talk Radio: Up on Medicine 11-28-14

Personal

Birthplace: Santa Clara, California
Maiden name (AKA): Melanie Mei Ling Ho
Walk-on role: [scrubs] , Touchstone TV, NBC. Episode “My Common Enemy,” Season 4 Episode 7, originally aired 10/19/04

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