Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Dr. Amy G. Coburn

Our Physicians - Dr. Amy G. Coburn

Amy Grossman Coburn, M.D.

Dr. Amy G. Coburn

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Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine

Practice Location

Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin Street, Suite 450
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-441-8843
Fax: 713-793-1636

Undergraduate

Rice University, Houston, TX

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Internship

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Residency

Ophthalmology: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowships

Glaucoma Service: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Areas of Interest

  • Surgical and laser treatment of cataracts and glaucoma
  • multifocal (presbyopia-correcting) and toric (astigmatism-correcting) intraocular lens implantation
  • Comprehensive eye care
  • Contact lenses
  • Medical education
  • Community outreach

Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America (2005-2012)
  • Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumer's Research Council (2007-2012)
  • Guide to Top Doctors, Center for Study of Services, Washington, DC (2001-2005)
  • Top Doctors in Texas, "Texas Monthly", annual listing (2004-2012)
  • State Executive Board, Prevent Blindness Texas (2007-2012)
  • State Program Director, Prevent Blindness Texas (2009-2012)
  • BEST Practices Award, Prevent Blindness America (2008)
  • President, Houston Ophthalmological Society (2006-2007)
  • Executive Board, Community Outreach, Houston Ophthalmological Society(2008-2012)
  • President's Honor Roll; Cohen Scholarship, Rice University (1978-1981)
  • Valedictorian, Clear Creek High School (1977)

Languages

English, French, Spanish, Mandarin

Biography

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.

Prior to joining Methodist Eye Associates, Dr. Coburn practiced in the Texas Medical Center as a partner in Medical Center Ophthalmology, LLP, from 1990 through 2009, providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and laser ophthalmic care with an emphasis in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts.

She holds the ranks of Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Weil-Cornell Medical College and Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, where she has volunteered teaching medical and surgical ophthalmology to residents and medical students since 1990.

Dr. Coburn has served the Houston Ophthalmological Society as President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Community Outreach Director. In this capacity she organized and coordinated the Houston Ophthalmological Society disaster relief effort for Hurricane Katrina victims at the Houston shelters in 2005. In 2007 she co-authored the Houston Regional Eye Care Disaster Response Plan. In 2006 Dr. Coburn spearheaded Eye Care for the Homeless of Houston, an ongoing collaborative program with Prevent Blindness Texas designed to provide comprehensive eye services for homeless indigent individuals in Houston. Dr. Coburn is currently directing an ophthalmic telemedicine outreach program for detection of diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration at the Denver Harbor Clinic in conjunction with Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Coburn is the State Program Director and on the State Executive Board of Prevent Blindness Texas.

Dr. Coburn has participated in teaching cataract surgery techniques at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and served on various academic and review committees. She has also served on the Executive Committee of Houston Methodist Hospital, and on hospital committees involved in quality of care, ethics, grievance resolution, and pharmacy and therapeutics. Dr. Coburn has participated in teaching Medical Ethics at Rice University (2009-2011) and Baylor College of Medicine (2011, 2012). She is serving her second term on the Friends of Fondren Library Board at Rice University.

Dr. Coburn is married to Dr. Michael Coburn, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine. Drs. Amy and Michael Coburn have been married for 30 years. They have two wonderful children, Jeff and Laura.

In her spare time, Dr. Coburn enjoys spending time with her extended family, drawing, reading, weight training, traveling, and practicing conversation in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.

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