Dr. Heher received her B.A. degree from Harvard University, and her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
She completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then went on to the University
of Pennsylvania for a two year ASOPRS approved fellowship in oculoplastic surgery.
Upon the completion of her training, Dr. Heher joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she had
clinical practices at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Scheie Eye Institute, and the Center for Human Appearance. In 1998,
Dr. Heher moved to Boston where she became Director of Oculoplastics at New England Eye Center and Director of the Center for Aesthetic
Eyelid and Facial Surgery at the Tufts Medical Center. She continues to maintain both of these positions along with being the head
preceptor of the Oculoplastics fellowship at the New England Eye Center and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Tufts
University School of Medicine.
Dr. Heher opened her private practice in 2003 and founded the Devonshire Center for Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery. Five years
later she opened an additional location, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 69 Newbury Street, Boston. More recently,
she started a new practice in Naples, Florida.
Dr Heher is a certified diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of both the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Heher has published numerous papers and chapters on a breath of
subjects within the field of oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Heher is committed to providing the top most level of care. While well accomplished,
she is very personable and down to earth. She takes pride in her ability to communicate with patients and she is compassionate about her care. She pays meticulous attention to detail and is committed to achieving the best possible cosmetic results.
Why choose an Oculoplastic surgeon?
Dr. Heher is board certified in Ophthalmology and fellowship trained and certified in oculoplastic surgery by the American Society of
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). ASOPRS requires members to first complete a two year approved fellowship training
program then pass a written and oral examination and write a scientific thesis on original research. Only 20 or so surgeons are trained
each year and only approximately 700 members worldwide have passed all criteria and become certified.
The Oculoplastic Surgery subspecialty focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of the eyelids and face, along with disorders of the
lacrimal (tearing) system and orbit (the bony cavity surrounding the eye). Oculoplastic surgeons spend the first three years of training
in ophthalmology mastering the care of the eye and surrounding tissues, then spend an additional two years concentrating on plastic surgery
techniques involving the full face. This combination of training allows oculoplastic surgeons to maximize aesthetic results while always
assuring the health and safety of the eyes. Most would agree that the eyes are the center of focus on the face, and no other type of
cosmetic surgeon has as much experience in rejuvenating the eyes and surrounding areas.