Mark S. Humayun

Ophthalmology expert with special focus on nanotechnology and the retina
  • Co-Director USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute
  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Cell and Neurobiology
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
Office: (323) 442-6523


  • Ophthalmology
  • The retina
  • Micro and nanoelectronics in medicine
  • Retinal electrical prosthesis
  • Retinal disease, including retinal degeneration, retinal vein occlusion,
  • Retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration
  • Vitreoretinal surgery and ophthalmic instrumentation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Medical bioengineering

Additional Information

  • U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor
  • Recipient: Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2007), Innovator of the Year Award from R&D Magazine (2005), Best Doctors in America Award (2005), Strathmore’s Who’s Who Award (2005-06), Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (2004), Jules Stein Living Tribute Award — The Vision Awards (2002), Greve Scholars Award (1997-98), Richard S. Ross Clinical Scientist Award (1997-98)
  • Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, National Academies Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Engineering, American Society of Retinal Specialists, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, The Macula Society, The Retina Society, Society for Neuroscience
  • Board member, Board of Scientific Counselors for National Space Biomedical Research Institute