Rahul Pandit, MD

Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea and External Diseases, Cataract and Refractive Disease

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 2003, he completed a subspecialty fellowship at the University of Iowa 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 participates in teaching at all levels. He is an instructor for courses at international, national, and local meetings on cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and MIGS or micro-invasive glaucoma surgery.

 
He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and Cornea Society, and for a decade served as a subcommittee member and content contributor to the AAO’s Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.) Network. Dr. Pandit serves as a principal investigator for clinical research trials, has authored several papers, and lectures locally, nationally, and internationally. He has been recognized as one of the top cataract surgeons in the country by Ocular Surgery News and Premier Surgeon magazine. He has published techniques for cataract and intraocular lens surgery in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has been featured on Houston’s ABC, CBS, and Fox News channels. Dr. Pandit has volunteered with non-profit organizations to teach courses internationally on corneal transplantation techniques.

 

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 is a fitness advocate who enjoys running and holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, performs a musical instrument, has helped coach and manage his children’s youth soccer teams, and volunteers with various non-profit groups.

Clinical Interests

Cataract
Corneal Disease
Corneal Transplants
Lasik/Cornea
Glaucoma
Ocular Trauma
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
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 Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
AmeriGroup CHIP / CHIP Perinate
AmeriGroup Medicaid Star
AmeriGroup Medicaid StarPlus
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
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 Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
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
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH CORE GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH PRIME GREATER HOUSTON HMO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
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 Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare
Medicare Railroad
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Healthcare STAR+PLUS MCD
Molina Healthcare TX STAR MCD
Molina Healthcare of TX CHIP MCD
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
Occunet
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
United Health Integrated Services
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
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

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 | Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery - Iowa City, IA | 2003
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Blanton Eye Institute

Languages

  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    • Scurlock Tower, 6560 Fannin St., Ste 450, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Rahul Pandit and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Rahul Pandit and/or office staff speak English