Mila J. Heersink, M.D.

Mila J. Heersink, M.D.Education

07/2013 – 06/2014: Wills Eye Hospital Anterior Segment Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
06/2010 – 06/2013: Wills Eye Hospital Ophthalmology Residency, Philadelphia, PA
06/2009 – 06/2010: Harbor Hospital Transitional Year Internship, Baltimore, MD
07/2005 – 06/2009: University of Alabama School of Medicine, M.D., Birmingham, AL
08/2002 – 06/2005: University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., Birmingham, AL
International studies with biology minor, Magna Cum Laude

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Award and Honors

2013: Wills International Residency Experience stipend, Lima, Peru
2011: Ambassador to AAO National Advocacy Day, Washington, DC
2011: Ambassador to Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology Advocacy Day, Harrisburg, PA
2008: Tinsley Harrison Research Society Member
2007: Class of 2009 School of Medicine Paul Farmer Character Award
2007: School of Medicine Health Corps Reresentative
2006: Travel stipend for Medical Student Enrichment Program
2002: Early Medical School Acceptance Program, High School recipient

Non-medical Awards and Honors

2004: Order of Omega, Greek Leadership Honor Society
2004 – 2005: Most Outstanding UAB International Studies Student
2004 – 2005: UAB Presidential Student Liaison Committee
2004: TPhi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society
2004: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2002: Alpha Lambda Delta, National Freshman Honor Society

Work and Study Experiences

09/2014: Pacific Eye Institute – Upland, CA (Hired 02/12/2014)
07/2013 – 06/2014: Wills Eye Hospital Anterior Segment Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
2013: Wills International Resident Experience – Lima, Peru
2008: Co-founder, co-president – UAB chapter for Unite for Sight
2006: TB / HIV Clinic Volunteer – Refilwe Clinic, Gauteng Province, South Africa
2006: Medical Mission Trip – Southern Medical Institute, La Ceiba, Honduras
2004: Research Intern – World Youth Alliance, New York City, NY
2003: Theory and Practical Aspects of Emergency Medicine – Het Onderwijs Instituut, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Membership in Professional Societies

2012 – present: American Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery
2010 – present: American Academy of Ophthalmology
2010 – present: Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology


Dykhuizen M, Heersink MJ, Heinmiller L, Kleinberg T, Uhler T. Wills Eye Institute residents’ review of “Long-term effect of phacoemulsification on intraocular pressure using phakic fellow eye as control” Eye World. May 2012.

Heersink MJ. Wills Eye Resident Case Series. Swollen eyelids, a ‘bulging’ eye and a tumor diagnosis by another hospital lead a patient to seek treatment at the Wills ER. Review of Ophthalmology. April 2011

Mason JO, Gupta SR, Compton CJ, Frederick PA, Neimkin MG, Hill ML, Heersink MJ, Vail RS, White MF, Feist RM, Thomley ML, Abert MA. Comparison of hemorrhagic complications of warfarin and clopidogrel bisulfate in 25-gauge vitrectomy versus a control group. Ophthalmology 118:543-7, 2011

Abstract Presentations

Heersink MJ, Affel E, Ayres B, Padidam S. UBM Results in Pseudophakic Patients with Post-Operative Inflammation after Proper Placement of Intraocular Lens. Oral Presentation.

Heersink MJ, Cubler D, Zuber J, Murchison A. The effects of a modified triage system in the Wills ER and its effect on patient wait times. Oral Presentation. 2013 Wills Alumni Conference

Champ CE, Duffey KE, Anne R, Showalter TN, Heersink MJ, Iacono R, Mishra MV, Dicker AP, Rosenberg A, Simone NL. Feasibility of dietary intervention in a breast cancer population, Poster Presentation. 2012 National Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Center Conference.

Heersink MJ, Zahariadis N. Problems of oversimplification in AIDS policy based upon Uganda’s success. Oral Presentation. 2004 International Studies Association South Annual Meeting.


I was born and raised in Alabama, but I spent part of my childhood in the Netherlands.

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