Neuro-ophthalmologist Moe “Harry” Hein Aung, MD, PhD, wearing a white coat and smiling in front of a white backdrop.

Moe “Harry” Hein Aung, MD, PhD

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Moe "Harry" Hein Aung, MD


Emory University School of Medicine, Dual MD and PhD, Neuroscience

Grinnell College, BA, Biology


Internship, Internal Medicine, Emory University

Residency, Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship, Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Moe “Harry” Hein Aung, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neuro-ophthalmologist in UT Health Austin’s Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of visual disorders caused by neurologic disease, which include optic nerve abnormalities (e.g., optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy), visual field deficits, pupillary asymmetry, double vision, and eye movement disorders. Additionally, Dr. Aung is an assistant professor and serves as the Assistant Director of Research for the Dell Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Aung earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Grinnell College. He earned both his medical degree and his doctorate in neuroscience from Emory University through a dual degree program. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Emory University and both a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Aung’s former research investigated the role of retinal dopamine in visual dysfunction in early-stage diabetic retinopathy. His current clinical and research interests include understanding the effects of other neuro-ophthalmic disorders on the retinal dopaminergic system. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows
  • Recipient of Pilot Research Grant, Research to Prevent Blindness
  • Recipient of Travel Grant for Neuroscience Career Symposium, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/Association of University Professors of Neurology/American Neurological Association



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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