Professor and Chair: Ophthalmology

J. Timothy Stout, MD, PhD, MBA

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

Pediatric Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery; Genetics and Stem Cell Therapy

Professors: Ophthalmology

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.

Assistant 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., B.A.

Assistant Professor

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) 798-8273

Cornea and External Disease; Cataract surgery; Refractive Surgery

Ella Hoshuen Leung

Assistant Professor

Bac Nguyen, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma…

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

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5527

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…

Peter Westenskow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4860

Neurovascular crosstalk; Chorioretinal degenerations; Age-related macular degeneration; RPE biology/transplantation…