Rahul Pandit, MD

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Houston Methodist Eye Associates

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Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Houston Methodist Eye Associates

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About Me

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : WELLCARE
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

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Credentials

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
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Blanton Eye Institute
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