Over 10 years of research and development at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked #1 in the US for ophthalmology.
Bascom Palmer is ranked the number one eye hospital in the U.S., and where our AI diagnostics and vision augmentation platform is continuously developed.
Our technology is the culmination of over 10 years of clinical and scientific research and development. This effort is led by Heru’s Founder and CEO Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
After years of feeling limited by options to help improve his patients’ lives, Dr. Abou Shousha became inspired and he and his team of leading physicians, scientists, and engineers set out to develop Heru’s artificial intelligence (AI) powered wearable device.
The rapid introduction of telemedicine, and the rising prevalence of glaucoma worldwide, illustrates the need for a portable and user-friendly platform that offers a novel and more cost-effective means of testing.
Founder, President, and CEO
Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD, PhD is Heru’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Abou Shousha is a practicing ophthalmologist at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where he serves as Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering.
He and his team of clinicians and engineers spent over ten years conducting clinical and scientific research of ophthalmic imaging and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that led to Heru AI powered wearable device. His work has been published in leading peer reviewed ophthalmology journals. In addition to other prestigious awards, Dr. Abou Shousha was awarded multi-million dollars R01 and K23 awards from the National Eye Institute, the Stanley J. Glaser Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Achievement Award of the Association of University Professor of Ophthalmology (AUPO) and the 6 Best Paper of Session award of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
Richard K. Parrish II, MD is a world-renown glaucoma specialist and is the Edward W.D. Norton Chair in Ophthalmology and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He also serves as Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee and is the designated institutional representative for the Jackson Health System/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
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