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Jian Hua Qi, PhD


Jian Hua Qi, Ph.D.

Appointed: 2003

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Jian Hua Qi, PhD
Department: Ophthalmic Research
Project Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code i31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Jian Hua Qi, Ph.D., is a Staff Member of the Cole Eye Institute in the Department of Opthalmic Research at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Qi earned his doctoral degree from Shanghai Second Medical University Faculty of Medicine in Shanghai China and his medical degree from Jiangxi Medical College. He completed a fellowship at Uppsala University in the Department of Medicine- Biochemistry and Microbiology in Sweden, as well as a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Heart/Stroke Association. He is on the editorial board for Leukemia, and he has published a number of articles in journals such as The EMBO Journal, Nature Medicine, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, among others.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Doctorate - Shanghai Medical University Faculty of Medicine
Shanghai China
Medical School - Jiangxi Medical College
Undergraduate - Jiangxi Medical College


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Heart/Stroke Association

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/19/2016, Dr. Qi has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English