University of Southern California Department of Biomedical Engineering The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC
Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph.D.

Address:  USC Vision Research Center
                 1355 San Pablo Street, Suite 119
                 Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone:      (323) 442-6523
Fax:          (323) 442-6755


Dr. Humayun completed his medical degree at Duke University Medical School. While in his residency training at Duke Eye Center, Dr. Humayun earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his fellowship training in vitreoretinal disease at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins.

At Wilmer Dr. Humayun was Associate Professor and Director of the Intraocular Retinal Prosthesis Lab. The focus of the lab was to develop a retinal implant for the blind. He has had a close working relationship with Biomedical Engineering and a number of national labs such as Naval Research Laboratory and Oakridge National Laboratory.
Research Activities:
Age related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Proliferative Vitreo Retinopathy
Macular Diseases
Micro-electronic sensors and actuators

Clinical Interests
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Surgical Instrumentation Development


Zhou Q, Xu X, Gottlieb EJ, Sun L, Cannata JM, Ameri H, Humayun MS, Han P, Shung KK. (2007) PMN-PT single crystal, high-frequency untrasonic needle transducers for pulsed-wave Doppler application. IEEE Trans ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 54(3):668-75

Yanai D, Weiland JD, Mahadevappa M, Greenberg RJ, Fine I, Humayun MS. (2007) Visual Performance Using a Retinal Prosthesis in Three Subjects with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Am J Ophthalmo. [Epub ahead of print]- PubMed

Shah S, Hines A, Zhou D, Greenberg RJ, Humayun MS, Weiland JD. (2007) Electrical properties of retinal-electrode interface. J Neural Eng. 4(1):S24-9.