Rahul T. Pandit, M.D.
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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
6560 Fannin Street, Suite 450
Houston, TX 77030
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, IL
Ophthalmology: University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Iowa City, IA
Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery: University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Iowa City, IA
Areas of Interest
- Cataract surgery and multifocal lens implantation
- Refractive surgery (laser vision correction)
- Corneal transplantation
- Treatment of dry eye and ocular surface disease
- Minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (Trabectome and Endocyclophotocoagulation)
Honors & Awards
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2012
- PS250, Premier Surgeon Magazine's inaugural list of the 250 top innovators in premium IOL implant surgery, 2010
- Best Doctors in America, 2010
- Texas Super Doctor, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2010
- Houston's Top Doctors, HTexas Magazine, 2009
- Asia Society's Asia21 Young Leader, 2008
- Cambridge Who's Who Registry, 2009-10
- America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2008 – present
- Houston's Top Professionals on the Fast Track, HTexas Magazine, 2006-2008
- National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellowship, 1995
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 Houston 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.
Dr. Pandit actively partakes in teaching at the local and national level. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.) Refractive Subcommittee. In this role, he works with a select team of physicians to provide updates and insight into the latest LASIK and other refractive surgery research and news to the AAO membership, which includes 85% of all practicing ophthalmologists in the U.S. Dr. Pandit has acted as principal investigator for clinical research trials, authored several papers, and lectures locally and nationally.
Dr. Pandit's interests include advanced cataract surgery techniques, LASIK and other forms of refractive surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and ocular surface disease, including dry eye syndrome. He has published techniques for cataract surgery in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has been featured on Houston's ABC News highlighting a unique surgery for corneal diseases. He teaches residents and other health professionals, including medical and nursing students.
In his spare time, Dr. Pandit enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and children, and engages in a wide range of hobbies and activities, including martial arts, music, coaching youth soccer, and community service.