Married; wife's name Kristin; children: three daughters. Education: Texas A & M University, B.S.; Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, M.D. (cum laude), 1998.
Home—MA. Office—Boston Medical Center, Pediatric Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Menino Pavilion, 840 Harrison Ave., 4th Fl. East, Boston, MA 02118.
Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, assistant professor of pediatrics, medical director of inpatient pediatrics, director of the pediatric global health initiative, and internal medicine hospitalist attending. Casa Bernabe children's home, cofounder, 2001.
Bolivian Street Children Project (founder, 2002).
(With Irwin Tang) When Invisible Children Sing, SaltRiver (Carol Stream, IL,), 2006.
Chi Huang serves as a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatric medicine at Boston University's Medical Center and School of Medicine. In addition, he is the director of their global pediatric health initiative, a position that ties in with his longtime involvement in improving the lives and health of children in developing nations. Huang first traveled to Bolivia in 1997 as a medical student, in association with Boston's Park Street Church and La Iglesia La Communidad in La Paz. At night, walking the streets of the city, Huang was disturbed by the dangerous conditions and the number of children living on the street. He helped as many as he could, particularly those who were ill and in need of medical assistance. Huang's experiences led him to participate in the founding of a home for Bolivian street children, Casa Bernabe, and later to found the Bolivian Street Children Project, which serves to provide shelter and support to these children. In When Invisible Children Sing, Huang chronicles his experiences in Bolivia and his efforts to improve the lives of the children he encountered there. A reviewer for Publishers Weekly found Huang's effort "touching and sometimes painful," and remarked that the book "inspires readers to reach out, even to just one child, and make a difference in a life." Booklist contributor Donna Chavez concluded that "Huang's powerful testimony sounds a clarion call."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Huang, Chi, When Invisible Children Sing, SaltRiver (Carol Stream, IL), 2006.
Booklist, September 15, 2006, Donna Chavez, review of When Invisible Children Sing, p. 13.
Internet Bookwatch, January 1, 2007, review of When Invisible Children Sing.
Publishers Weekly, August 28, 2006, review of When Invisible Children Sing, p. 50.
Bolivian Street Children Project Web site,http://www.bolivianstreetchildren.org/ (April 25, 2007), author biography.
Boston Medical Center Web site,http://www.bmc.org/ (April 25, 2007), faculty biography.