Professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


MD from State University of New York Upstate College of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha
Fellowship at University of Miami School of Medicine - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Cornea and External Eye Diseases
Residency at Baylor College of Medicine - Cullen Eye Institute
Internship at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Internal Medicine
BA from Colgate University
Biology: Summa cum laude


American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Interests

  • Corneal transplant (penetrating and endothelial)
  • Corneal epithelial stem cell transplantation
  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • Corneal collagen cross-linking
  • Cataract and intra-ocular lens surgery

Professional Statement

My clinical interests focus on diagnosis and medical and surgical therapy of tear and ocular surface disease, including complicated cases. I also specialize in transplantation of limbal epithelial stem cells for patients with traumatic or inflammation induced corneal epithelial stem cell deficiency and endothelial transplantation for corneal endothelial disease.

Selected Publications