Mark S. Humayun

Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences; University Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell & Neurobiology; Director, USC Eye Institute; Director, Sensory Science Initiatives
Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD

Areas of treatment:

Vitreoretinal Surgery
Medical Retina

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Department:

  • Department of Ophthalmology

Language:

  • English
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Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD

Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences; University Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell & Neurobiology; Director, USC Eye Institute; Director, Sensory Science Initiatives

Practicing location:

  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD is an American ophthalmologist, engineer, scientist and inventor – the only ophthalmologist ever to be elected a member of both U.S. National Academies of Medicine and Engineering. He is a university professor with joint appointments at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

U.S. President Barack Obama named Dr. Humayun a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in December 2015. The award recognizes “those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce.”

Dr. Humayun co-invented the Argus Series retina implants, which are manufactured by Second Sight, and are intended to restore sight to the blind. The Argus Series implants were named by Time Magazine among the top 10 inventions of 2013.

He has more than 100 patents and patent applications, and was nominated by R&D Magazine as Innovator of the Year in 2005.

Dr. Humayun was named director of the USC Institute of Biomedical Therapeutics (IBT) in 2012, director of the National Science Foundation BioMimetic MicroElectronic Systems Engineering Research Center, and director of the Department of Energy Artificial Retina Project. He was also inaugural director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute and interim chair of the USC Department of Ophthalmology.

Education:

B.S. Georgetown University, 1984
MD Duke University, 1989
PhD from the University of North Carolina, 1994

Internships:

Roanoke Memorial Hospital, 1990

Residencies:

Duke Eye Center, 1990 - 1993

Fellowships:

Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, 1994 - 1995

Certifications:

American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional society memberships:

American Ophthalmological Society
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists

Awards:

National Medal for Technology and Innovation, 2015
Richard S. Ross Clinical Scientist Award, 1997 - 1998
William and Mary Grieve Scholar's Award, 1997 - 1998
Jules Stein Living tribute Award, 2002
Senior Honor Award of the Am. Soc. Retina Specialists, 2004
Strathmore's Who's Who Award, 2005 - 2006
Best Doctors of America Award, 2005, 2006, 2007
Innovator of the Year award, R&D magazine, 2005
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Castle Connolly "Top Doctor,” 2015