Houston Methodist Hospital
Residents spend 3 months with Dr. Andrew G. Lee learning neuro-ophthalmology and with Dr. Patricia Chévez-Barrios learning ocular pathology. Dr. Lee and Dr. Chévez-Barrios are highly active, highly respected, and well-known individuals in their respective fields. Both are known for their skills in resident education, as well as their active contributions to academia and research. Each resident leaves their Methodist rotation having both broadened and deepened their knowledge base and skills. Many residents also continue to work with the faculty members on significant research, becoming primary authors on publications in major industry journals and presenters at several notable national conferences.
Dr. Andrew G. Lee completed residency at Baylor, trained in neuro-ophthalmology under the tutelage Dr. Neil Miller at Wilmer, and went on to serve as faculty at Iowa, Baylor, Cornell, and MD Anderson before accepting a position as chairman at the Blanton Eye Institute and a joint role as Senior Associate Program Director for the UTMB/HMH Ophthalmology residency program. He is noted on Google Scholar to have been cited in the literature more than 9,000 times, but more importantly is widely regarded as a both a passionate and highly skilled clinical educator. He is a genuine asset to our program, in no small part because he believes his mission and purpose is to help each resident become the best doctor they can be.Dr. Patricia Chévez-Barrios initially obtained her medical degree in Mexico, completed ophthalmology residency at Baylor, and then proceeded to complete seven post-doctoral training programs (including fellowships in both cornea and ophthalmic pathology) before accepting faculty positions at Baylor, MD Anderson, and ultimately Methodist. She is highly active within the field of ocular pathology, serving as an editor and noted peer reviewer in addition to her own continuous research publications. Through her collaborations with MD Anderson, Texas Childrens Hospital, and multiple international institutions, she has become especially noted for her work on retinoblastoma. After working with Dr. Chévez-Barrios, residents leave with a very strong background in ocular pathology that serves them well in their overall understanding of ophthalmology, providing a unique and notable strength.
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
The MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the premier academic cancer centers in the world. Rotating UTMB ophthalmology residents get a unique exposure to ocular oncology while working alongside notable faculty members such as Dr. Bita Esmaeli and Dr. Dan S. Gombos, as well as exposure to pediatric ocular oncology at Texas Childrens Hospital.
Dr. Bita Esmaeli
Dr. Dan S. Gombos
Orlando VA Medical Center
Our senior residents go to Orlando, Florida for three months at a time. Residents participate in comprehensive ophthalmology clinics seeing a variety of patients with diverse pathology and generating cases for anterior segment surgery. The resident will also provide in-patient and emergency consultation and will order and interpret all ophthalmic ancillary tested recommended, establish diagnoses, initial medical management, and participate as primary surgeon or assistant in anterior segment cases. Approximately 10 or more cataract surgeries are usually performed in one OR session, with an average of 50-60 surgeries performed during the rotation. The UTMB Ophthalmology department provides a fully-furnished apartment for residents, conveniently located close to the VA Hospital.
Orlando VA Outpatient Center
Bishop Eye Center
Corpus Christi – Pediatrics Rotation
The Pediatric rotation for our 2nd year residents runs for two months at UTMB and one month with Dr. John Bishop at his private practice in Corpus Christi. Residents perform surgery and follow-up care at the South Texas Surgical Hospital and Driscoll Children’s Hospital under his supervision. The resident will learn through a broad variety of pediatric patient encounters, a solid foundation of clinical knowledge and surgical skills regarding the examination, and diagnosis and management of pediatric ophthalmic diseases and disorders. The resident will learn and enhance interpersonal skills such as working with colleagues, taking responsibility, and treating patients as a whole person by observing these skills demonstrated by healthcare professionals in all settings. The resident will develop or continue to exhibit an attitude of learning for personal enrichment. The resident will increase surgical exposure in class 1 and 3 procedures with particular emphasis on strabismus. Most residents complete an average of 20 or more strabismus during the rotation.
- Perform extraocular muscle surgery for correction of strabismus and associated motility disorders.
- Develop a surgical plan to strabismus experience in a high volume referral practice.
- Manage pre- and post-operative cases involving complex strabismus problems and procedures.
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Bishop Eye Center
Driscoll Children's Hospital