Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), is a philanthropist and co-founder of a 501c(3) non-profit organization the Common Ground Network (www.commonground.network) dedicated to his lifelong mission to help people find common ground and solutions to problems.

As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape one of history’s darkest eras – China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of poverty and hard labor. Ming eventually made his way to America with $50 in his pocket and an American dream in his heart, where against all odds he has earned two doctorate degrees, one in laser physics and one in medicine, and graduated magna cum laude with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT.

Dr. Wang is the co-founder of the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group and. He founded two non-profit organizations, the Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China, and Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which to date 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.