Affiliate hospitals include Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Women’s Hospital, and Ben Taub Hospital.
Texas Children's Hospital is the main facility utilized by the Pediatric Ophthalmology service. It is one of the largest children's hospitals in the United States with more than 715 beds. It is located in the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world.
The Texas Children's Hospital Eye Clinic is located in the Clinical Care Center, a building dedicated entirely to subspecialty pediatric care. It has 10 examination lanes exclusively for pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus patients. The hospital has 14 operating rooms in the main operating room and 8 operating rooms in the Outpatient Surgery Center located in the Clinical Care Center. The Outpatient Surgery Center serves as the primary operating site for the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service.
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening examinations are performed at Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Woman's Hospital, and Ben Taub Hospital. Approximately 50 ROP examinations are performed each week. The Roy and Lilly Cullen Eye Institute at the Neurosensory Center houses the department's academic offices and includes a complete ophthalmology library, a 100-seat auditorium, and research space. Adult surgical procedures are performed either at the Baylor Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) or Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center where seven operating rooms are available.
All affiliated hospitals are located within the Texas Medical Center, within walking distance of each other, making for a convenient work environment.
Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine is comprised of 34 full-time clinical and research faculty members. There are numerous weekly conferences, including Fluorescein Angiography, Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Grand Rounds. Pediatric ophthalmology journal clubs are held bimonthly. The fellow is encouraged to attend regular lectures and conferences within the department and to avail him or herself of the experience and excellence of our faculty.