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Dr. Craig J Helm, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Valencia, CA, with another office in Palmdale, CA. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Helm is affiliated with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. He speaks Spanish and English.
Dr. Craig J. Romero Helm obtained his bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from UCLA, where he was also a varsity gymnast. Dr. Helm went on to pursue his medical education at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Lousiana, where, based on academic achievement, he was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Afterwards, Dr. Helm completed residency training in ophthalmology at the prestigious UCLA/Jules Stein Eye Institute. He continued fellowship training at UCLA in cornea and refractive surgery and uveitis.
During his fellowship he was honored to be selected as a Heed Fellow. After completing fellowship training, Dr. Helm served in the United States Air Force at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center for three years. Dr. Helm has coauthored numerous scientific papers and book chapters. While in Virginia, Dr. Helm was an active faculty member at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. After leaving the Air Force in 1996, he established a successful private practice in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, where he specialized in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and laser vision correction.
In 2001, Dr. Helm moved to Santa Clarita to establish a premiere practice, excelling in delivering university-level care in a new state of the art setting. His practice focus remains cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and laser vision correction. He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and children. His outside interests include woodworking, guitar, piano, singing and staying in shape.
***The Palmdale location is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday. Please call for specific hours/days***