Kenneth Heist, D.O.

Dr. Kenneth Heist

Dr. Kenneth Heist is one of the few physicians in the United States dually board-certified in family medicine and ophthalmology. He is experienced in comprehensive ophthalmology and specializes in cataracts and corneal disease. Dr. Heist graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also completed both medical residencies. He completed his internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Dr. Heist spent 15 years in private practice before becoming Co-Director of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a proficient diagnostician and leader in the holistic approach and serves as Director of Residency Education at Moore Eye Institute.

Locations: Dr. Heist sees patients in Moore Eye Institute’s Springfield and South Philadelphia offices.

Joined Moore Eye Institute: 2006

Credentials

Education

  • Ophthalmology Residency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Family Practice Residency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. Agnes Hospital
  • Internship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Appointments

  • Director of Residency Education, Moore Eye Institute
  • Fellow, The American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • Co-Director of Ophthalmology Residency Program, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ophthalmology Preceptor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Division of Ophthalmology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Division of Ophthalmology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical Staff, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Temple-Episcopal Hospital, Kennedy Health Systems University Medical Center, and Wills Eye Hospital

Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of General Practitioners
  • New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New Jersey Academy of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

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