Keck School Faculty

J. Martin Heur

J. Martin Heur

Interim Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Charles Manger III, M.D. Chair in Corneal Laser Eye Surgery
HC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


: Best Doctors in America, 2015-2016

RPB: Career Development Award, 2012

ARVO/Alcon: Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Career Development Award, 2011

: NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award, 2011

: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2004

: NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Grant, 2002-2004

Lacritin-mediated regeneration of the corneal epithelia by protein polymer nanoparticles J Mater Chem B. 2014 Dec 14; 2(46):8131-8141. . View in PubMed

Prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem scleral lens therapy for patients with ocular symptoms of chronic Stevens-Johnson syndrome Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul; 158(1):49-54. . View in PubMed

J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD, received MD and PhD degrees from the Physician Scientist Training Program at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he was awarded an NIH Medical Scientist Training Program fellowship. He completed residency training at Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the USC Roski Eye Institute. Dr. Heur’s research is supported by grants from the National Eye Institute and Research to Prevent Blindness, and was previously supported by Baxter Foundation, Fight for Sight, and Knight Templar Eye Foundation.

Dr. Heur’s research focuses on investigation of molecular mechanisms of corneal endothelial wound healing utilizing zebrafish and corneal endothelial cell lines as model systems.
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