Rahul Pandit, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Houston Methodist Eye Associates

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Phone: 713.441.8843


Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin St.
Ste 450
Houston , TX 77030

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Dr. Pandit is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medicine, and practices at Houston Methodist Eye Associates within the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston, Texas. 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, he attended one of the top ophthalmology 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, obtaining advanced training in many types of surgery, including complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, LASIK and other forms of refractive surgery. He has been in practice in Houston since 2003.

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 helps provide updates and insight into the latest ophthalmology medical and surgical research to the AAO membership. Dr. Pandit has acted as principal investigator for clinical research trials, authored several papers, and lectures locally and nationally. He has been recognized as one of the top cataract surgeons in the country by Premier Surgeon magazine. He has published techniques for cataract surgery in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has been featured on Houston's ABC and Fox News channels.

In his spare time, Dr. Pandit enjoys nothing more than being with his wife and children, and engages in a wide range of hobbies and activities. He holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, performs music locally and nationally, coaches youth soccer and volunteers for community service.

Clinical Interests:
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Transplants
  • Lasik/Cornea
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Inflammation/Uveitis
  • Ocular Trauma
  • PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)
Education & Training

Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University - 1998
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA - 2002
Internship: West Suburban Hospital - Oak Park, IL - 1999
Fellowship: Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery - Iowa City, IA - 2003
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Scurlock Tower
6560 Fannin St.
Ste 450
Houston , TX 77030
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Houston, TX 77030
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