Professor and Chair: Ophthalmology

J. Timothy Stout, MD, PhD, MBA

Chair, Sid W. Richardson Professor, and Margarett Root Brown Chair

Pediatric Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery; Genetics and Stem Cell Therapy

Professors: Ophthalmology

Richard Cutler Allen, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Milton Boniuk, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5955

Challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problems; Ocular oncology; Reconstruction of the eyelid, orbital tumors, and intraocular melanomas

Ching-Kang Jason Chen, Ph.D.

Professor and Alice R. McPherson Retina Research Foundation Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-5459

Heterotrimeric G-proteins in Vision; Mechanisms and Consequences of Photoreceptor Degeneration; Retinal Cell Biology and Circuitry; Phototransduction

David K Coats, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Strabismus; Misaligned Eyes; Double Vision; Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Marshall Bowes Hamill, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4299

Corneal and Cataract surgery and External Diseases; Cataract and intraocular lens Surgery; Management of complex anterior segment surgery…

Douglas Donald Koch, M.D.

Professor and Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair in Ophthalmology

Cataract and intraocular lens surgery; Managing complications of cataract and intraocular lens surgery…

Richard Alan Lewis, M.D., M.S.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Studies of hereditary eye disorders, especially those afflicting infants and children, and the ocular manifestations of genetic systemic disorders.

Alice R McPherson, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3276

Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous macular degeneration

Silvia Orengo-Nania, M.D.

Professor, Glaucoma and Cataract Specialist

Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma…

Evelyn A Paysse, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus; Pediatric Refractive Surgery, for severe refractive errors associated with amblyopia

Stephen Pflugfelder, M.D.

Professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology

Phone

  • (713) 798-4732

Corneal transplant (penetrating and endothelial); Corneal epithelial stem cell transplantation; Ocular surface reconstruction; Keratoprosthesis…

Samuel Miao-Sin Wu, Ph.D.

Professor and Camille and Raymond Hankamer Chair in Ophthalmology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5966

Michael T. Yen, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; Cosmetic Surgery of the Eyelids and Face; Surgery of the Eyelids, Lacrimal System, and Orbit…

Associate Professors: Ophthalmology

Peter T. Chang, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma…

Yvonne I-Fang Chu, M.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma; Cataract surgery…

Rod Foroozan, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7243

Optic nerve disorders

Yingbin Fu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Sarah Campbell Blaffer Endowed Chair

Protein trafficking; Retinal degeneration including retinitis pigmentosa & age-related macular degeneration; Gene editing based therapy

De-Quan Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1123

Alice Y Matoba, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3245

Cornea and external eye disease; Cataract

Debra J Shetlar, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6878

Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Surgery; Periocular and Ocular Tumors; Ophthalmic Pathology

Li Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7946

Mitchell Patrick Weikert, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8273

Keratoconus; Fuchs Dystrophy; Comprehensive Ophthalmology; Refractive Errors - Myopia; Hyperopia; Dry Eye; Blepharitis; Red Eye…

Kimberly Guo Yen, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Pediatric ophthalmology; pediatric cataracts and pediatric cataract surgery; amblyopia; pediatric strabismus; nasolacrimal duct obstruction

Assistant Professors: Ophthalmology

Ghanashyam S Acharya, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3242

Translational Nanomedicine; Nanofabricated Drug Delivery Systems; Ocular Drug Delivery; Ocular Nanomedicine

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8273

Corneal Transplantation; Cataracts; Refractive Surgery; External Disease; Keratoconus; Fuchs Dystrophy; Secondary Intraocular Lenses; Lasik; PRK

Amit Bhatt, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Pediatric Ophthalmology; Retinopathy of Prematurity; Adult Strabismus; Medical Student Education

Madhuri Chilakapati, M.D.

Assistant Professor

All aspects of pediatric ophthalmology including visual development in children, amblyopia, tear duct obstructions, and medical and surgical management of strabismus

Charlene Crockett, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Strabismus; Amblyopia; Double Vision; Misaligned Eyes

Cintia S De Paiva, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2124

Dry Eye, Ocular Surface Diseases, Animal Models of Sjogren's, Aging, Cornea Wound Healing

Benjamin J. Frankfort, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Translational research; Basic research; Medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma

Honey Herce, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Pediatric Ophthalmology; Adult strabismus; Retinopathy of prematurity; Ptosis; Uveitis; Amblyopia

Mohamed A Hussein, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Amblyopia; Retinopathy of prematurity; Strabismus; Double vision; Misaligned eyes

Roy Jacoby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3078

Retinal Anatomy and Physiology

Sumitra Khandelwal, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Cornea Transplantation; Cataract surgery; Refractive Surgery

Ella Leung, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Vitreoretinal Surgery; Retinal Detachments; Macular Holes; Epiretinal Membranes; Retinal Vascular Occlusions; Macular Degeneration; Retinal Diseases

Bac Nguyen, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma…

Jijie Pang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4349

Complete identification of all retinal neurons with light-evoked activities and morphological features…

Tahira Scholle, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Retinal Detachment; Diabetic Retinopathy; Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Macular Hole; Epiretinal Membrane; Retinal Vein Occlusion; Retinal Disease

Veeral Shah, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Strabismus (Pediatric and Adults) - Nystagmus – congenital or acquired; Optic nerve hypoplasia; Optic nerve disorders; Myasthenia gravis…

Irene Tintin Tung, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-3230

Amblyopia; Strabismus; Uveitis

Christina Weng, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6100

Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery; Macular Degeneration; Diabetic Retinopathy; Retinal Detachment; Retinal Vein Occlusion; Epiretinal Membrane…