Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD

Retina and Vitreous Diseases, Optical Coherence Tomography, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology


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About Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD

Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD is an ophthalmologist, engineer, scientist and inventor and 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 125 issued patents, and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors.


Dr. Humayun is director of the USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics (GIBT) and co-director of USC Roski Eye Institute. He was the 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.



  • Retina and Vitreous Diseases
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Focus
Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina
Academic Title
Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences

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