Chair, Sid W. Richardson Professor, and Margarett Root Brown Chair
Director-Cullen Eye Institute and Chair-Department of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


MD from Baylor College of Medicine
PhD from Baylor College of Medicine
Molecular Genetics
Internship at Baylor College of Medicine
Residency at University of Southern California - Doheny Eye Institute
Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Medical Retina
Fellowship at University of Southern California - Doheny Eye Institute
Surgical Retina
MBA from University of Oregon


American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Interests

  • Pediatric Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
  • Genetics and Stem Cell Therapy

Professional Statement

Dr. Stout has been the Sid W. Richardson Professor and Margarett Root Brown Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine since 2013. Prior to that he served as Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Molecular Genetics, as well as Vice President for Commercialization Strategies at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He has directed the Clayton Gene Therapy Laboratories since 1995.

Dr. Stout brings experience from both the research and clinical sides of medicine. His research interests include human gene and cell-based therapy for proliferative and inherited ocular disease, retinal disease genotype-phenotype correlation and ocular disease gene mapping and discovery.

Selected Publications


American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Ophthalmological Society
American Society of Human Genetics
American Society of Gene Therapy
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases
Macula Society
Houston Ophthalmological Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Ophthalmological Association