Dr. Wes Heroman

Founder of The Scholarship

Welcome to the heart of the Dr. Wes Heroman Scholarship—a space where the vision and passion driving this initiative come to life. Founded by Dr. Wes Heroman, a distinguished Ophthalmologist with an illustrious career, this scholarship embodies a commitment to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Dr. Heroman’s journey is marked by a deep-rooted dedication to the field, from his formative years at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated Cum Laude in Science Pre-professional Studies, to earning his M.D. at Emory University School of Medicine. His pursuit of excellence continued through residencies, fellowships, and impactful roles at renowned institutions like the Columbia Eye Clinic.

A recipient of the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation Award and Scholarship, Dr. Heroman has left an indelible mark in the realm of Ophthalmology, contributing significantly to research and publications. Beyond accolades, his passion for fostering talent and supporting aspiring healthcare professionals led to the establishment of the Dr. Wes Heroman Scholarship.

This scholarship is not just a financial aid opportunity; it’s a testament to the belief that education, innovation, and dedication can transform healthcare. Driven by the desire to empower individuals who share a commitment to excellence, Dr. Heroman invites you to be a part of this transformative journey.

As you explore the Dr. Wes Heroman Scholarship, discover the story behind the initiative, the values it upholds, and the impact it aspires to create in the realm of healthcare education. Your journey starts here—where passion meets purpose, and the future of healthcare is shaped by those who dare to dream.

Professional Credentials


  • University of Notre Dame (B.S.): Graduated Cum Laude in Science Pre-professional Studies.
  • Emory University School of Medicine (M.D.): Embarked on a transformative medical journey from August 2000 to May 2004.
  • University of Louisville (Residency and Fellowship): Further honed skills through Ophthalmology Residency and Vitreoretinal Surgery/Uveitis Fellowship.


  • Columbia Eye Clinic (Ophthalmologist): Currently contributing expertise to this esteemed institution in Columbia, SC.
  • Ophthalmologist: Played a pivotal role from August 2013 to September 2021 in Charlotte, NC.
  • Great Lakes Eye Care (Ophthalmologist): Demonstrated proficiency and dedication from August 2010 to July 2013 in St. Joseph, MI.

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