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Methodist Ophthalmology Department Physicians with Weill Cornell Medical College Faculty Positions

Andrew Lee, M.D.

Andrew Lee, M.D.

Dr. Lee is a Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a Neuro-ophthalmologist and is the new Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital. He is also an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Lee came to The Methodist Hospital after serving on the faculty at both the University of Iowa, Baylor College of Medicine and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He was valedictorian at Charleston Catholic High School in Charleston, West Virginia (1981) and graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. (1985) He was an Alpha Omega Alpha Graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine (MD, 1989).

Dr. Lee did his transitional Internship at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, affiliated with the University of Virginia (89-90), and his Ophthalmology Residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (90-93, Ophthalmology Chief resident, 92-93). He did a Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, and was a Fight for Sight (Herbert Tenzer Memorial) Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Neuropathology. More...

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Richard Fish, M.D.

Richard Fish, M.D.

Dr. Richard Fish is a Houston native who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Eye Foundation Hospital and Vitreoretinal Fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Subsequently, Dr. Fish was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for two and a half years. He moved back to Houston and joined Retina Consultants of Houston in 1992. Dr. Fish has lectured extensively and published numerous scientific papers and book chapters on inflammatory and infectious conditions, vitreomacular diseases, and neuro-ophthalmologic disorders. He is a nationally recognized specialist in the research and treatment of opportunistic infections of the eye and is a scientific reviewer for two major ophthalmic journals. Dr. Fish is a Clinical Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a past president of the Houston Ophthalmological Society. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Methodist Hospital and is fluent in Spanish. In his spare time, he plays drums in a rock and roll band and in a jazz band with several other doctors.

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Hilary Beaver, M.D.

Hilary Beaver, M.D.

Dr. Hilary Beaver is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon with The Methodist Hospital Cullen Eye Institute. She came to The Methodist Hospital after serving as an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Beaver graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (1987), where she was elected into the Phi Sigma honor society. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (MD, 1991), where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She subsequently completed both her transitional internship with Baylor College of Medicine, and her Ophthalmolgy Residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas (1992-1995). After graduation, she practiced comprehensive ophthalmology with Medical Center Ophthalmology at the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas. More...

Allison Anne Dublin, M.D.

Hilary Beaver, M.D.

Dr. Allison Dublin is a Texas native raised on the border in south Texas. Her proficiency in Spanish and interest in science led her to pursue and obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. While attending UT, she captained the Women's Novice team in Texas Crew and was awarded most valuable rower. She obtained her doctor of medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she received the Women's Faculty Leadership Award. Dr. Dublin then completed a preliminary medicine internship at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading, Pennsylvania and residency in ophthalmology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she was chief of ophthalmology. Dr. Dublin most recently completed her training with a fellowship in glaucoma at Baylor College of Medicine. More...

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Amy G. Coburn, M.D.

Amy G. Coburn, M.D.

Dr. Coburn was born at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. and grew up in New York and Texas. A third generation physician, she was greatly influenced by her father, Dr. Robert Grossman, a prominent academic neurosurgeon, and her grandfathers, Dr. Ferenc Grossman, a family practitioner, and Dr. Benjamin Friedman, the Chairman of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College. From an early age, she was instilled with the belief that it is a privilege to care for people and serve the community as a physician.

Dr. Coburn graduated as Valedictorian from Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. After private tutorial study in Oxford, England, she attended Rice University with a Cohen Scholarship for Academic Achievement. Dr. Coburn graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1985, continuing there for internship, ophthalmology residency, and a fellowship in glaucoma. More...

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James E. Key, M.D.

James E. Key, M.D.

Dr. Key, a native Texan, was born in Brazoria County, home to his maternal ancestors since the 1830s. After graduation from Brazosport High School as a National Merit Scholar, he went on to the University of Texas where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year. All of his medical training, including internship and ophthalmology residency, was taken at Baylor College of Medicine, interrupted only by two years of active duty with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict.

Dr. Key began the private practice of ophthalmology in the Texas Medical Center in 1976 with an emphasis on highly personal, unhurried care. As one of the early graduates trained in phacoemulsification and intraocular implants, he built a gratifying surgical practice to complement his other interest in contact lenses. As a member of the clinical faculty at Baylor, he taught cataract surgery at the Veterans Hospital for twenty-five years and still serves as Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. He has also served as Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital for over twenty years. Dr. Amy Coburn, fellowship trained in glaucoma, joined the practice in 1991 to create Medical Center Ophthalmology. Dr. Rahul Pandit, fellowship trained in cornea and refractive surgery, joined in 2003. More...

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Rahul T. Pandit, M.D.

Rahul T. Pandit, M.D.

Dr. Pandit is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and practices at Methodist Eye Associates, Houston, TX. He serves as Medical Director of the Methodist Hospital Ophthalmology Operating Room.

Dr. Pandit grew up in suburban Chicago and received his undergraduate degree at Yale University. After completing medical school at Rush University in his home town of Chicago, he attended one of the top five ophthalmology training programs in the country, the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. In 2002, he pursued an extra year of fellowship training in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery. As a cornea specialist, he has obtained advanced training in many types of surgery, including complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and LASIK and other forms of refractive surgery. Since 2003, he has been practicing in Houston and was a partner at Medical Center Ophthalmology prior to joining the full-time faculty at Methodist Hospital. More...

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Sushma Yalamanchili, M.D.

Sushma Yalamanchili, M.D.

Dr. Yalamanchili received her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed her medical internship at Albany Medical Center and her ophthalmology residency at the State University of New York (SUNY)-Downstate Medical Center in New York City. She was then selected for a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship with Dr. Arthur H. Wolintz at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Yalamanchili is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of multiple professional associations including the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society, American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow), and the New York State Ophthalmological Society. More...