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Dr. J. Martin Heur, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Arcadia, CA

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
"Excellent", "I would strongly recommend this doctor to anyone... I tell everyone, 'this guy is way excellent'"
"Excellent", "I would strongly recommend this doctor to anyone... I tell everyone, 'this guy is way excellent'"
GG · Less than 1 year ago
A little slow today, but Dr. Heur is awesome and I wouldn't go anywhere else! His a wonderful doctor!
A little slow today, but Dr. Heur is awesome and I wouldn't go anywhere else! His a wonderful doctor!
GC · Less than 1 year ago

About Dr. J. Martin Heur

Dr. Heur is the Medical Director of the USC Roski Eye Institute and the Director of the Cornea & Refractive Surgery Fellowship program at USC Department of Ophthalmology. He specializes in medical and surgical management of corneal diseases. He performs lamellar surgeries such as Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) as well as traditional surgeries in the management of corneal diseases. His practice also includes cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Heur 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 External Disease and Refractive Surgery at USC Department of Ophthalmology. 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. His 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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Keck Hospital of USC

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Internship in Pediatrics
  • Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of Southern California, Fellowship in Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Disease
  • University of Cincinnati, PhD in Developmental Biology

Professional memberships

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Cornea Society

Awards and publications

  • NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Grant 2002-2004
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2004
  • NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award 2011
  • Lee JG, Jung E, Heur M. Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Induces Proliferation and Fibrosis Via Snai1-Mediated Activation of Cdk2 and Zeb1 in Corneal Endothelium. J Biol Chem. 2018 Mar 9;293(10):3758-69.
  • Lee JG, Heur M. WNT10B Enhances Proliferation Through Beta-Catenin and RAC1 GTPase in Human Corneal Endothelial Cells. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2015. Epub 2015/09/16. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.677245. PubMed PMID: 26370090.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1275703019

Dr. J. Martin Heur's office locations

Keck Medicine of USC - Ophthalmology

Keck Medicine of USC - Arcadia

65 N 1st Ave, Ste 101

Arcadia, CA 91006

Keck Medicine of USC - Ophthalmology

Keck Medicine of USC - Health Sciences Campus

1450 San Pablo St, Ste 4400

Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Love Dr. Heur. Come here to follow up with him. Recommend him to anyone who needs eye care.
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Very well "cared for". Today "loved" the results.
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Good doctor.
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"Excellent", "I would strongly recommend this doctor to anyone... I tell everyone, 'this guy is way excellent'"
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A little slow today, but Dr. Heur is awesome and I wouldn't go anywhere else! His a wonderful doctor!
Less than 1 year ago
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