Hilary Alexandra Beaver, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Academic Institute
Associate Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Beaver graduated with an M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1991. She completed her internship and residency in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and The Cullen Eye Institute in Houston, Texas. She was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and the Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology at The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Iowa City, Iowa before joining The Methodist Hospital Physicians Organization in 2009. Dr. Beaver is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology with Weill Cornell Medical College, and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology at The University of Texas in Galveston. Dr. Beaver has an interest in medical student and resident education. She was a founding Vice President of the Association of University Professors Consortium of Medical Student Educators. She joined The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2010.

Description of Research

Medical student education, resident education, ophthalmology competencies, geriatric ophthalmology.

Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Internship, Baylor College of Medicine
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Advancing ophthalmology medical student education: International insights and strategies for enhanced teaching
Succar, T, Grigg, J, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2019, Survey of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2019.08.006

Shewanella algae keratitis
Bravenec, CA, Pandit, R & Beaver, HA 2019, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 148-150. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_617_18

Vertebrobasilar ischemia (VBI) related neuro-ophthalmic syndromes after routine activities involving hyperextension or rotation of the neck (hairdresser syndrome)
Go, JA, Al Othman, B, Kini, A, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2019, Eye (Basingstoke). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-019-0611-z

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus: Pre-eruption phase sine herpete
Sigireddi, RR, Lyons, LJ, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2018, American journal of ophthalmology case reports, vol. 10, pp. 201-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.03.004

A novel use of ultrasound biomicroscopy
Sadaka, A, Prager, T, Beaver, HA & Malik, AI 2018, Eye (Basingstoke), vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 474-475. https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2017.190

Mydriasis due to Opcon-A: An indication to avoid pharmacologic testing for anisocoria
Nakatsuka, AS, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2017, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.05.014

The value of maintenance of certification
Beaver, HA 2016, JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 134, no. 9, pp. 974-975. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.1694

A systematic review of best practices in teaching ophthalmology to medical students
Succar, T, Grigg, J, Beaver, HA & Lee, AG 2016, Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 83-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2015.09.001

Geriatric cross-cutting issues in ophthalmology
Lee, AG & Beaver, HA 2016, . in Geriatrics for Specialists. Springer International Publishing, pp. 159-168. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31831-8_14

Points To Remember: Ophthalmologic Care in the Adult Patient
Beaver, HA 2015, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 147-148. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-11-2-147

An update on eye pain for the neurologist
Lee, AG, Al-Zubidi, N, Beaver, HA & Brazis, PW 2014, Neurologic clinics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 489-505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2013.11.007

HIV and cannot see
Prospero Ponce, CM, Al-Zubidi, N, Beaver, HA, Lee, AG, Huey, DA & Chavis, PS 2014, Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 468-473. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2013.10.003

Rhino-orbital mucormycosis treated successfully with posaconazole without exenteration
Zhang, J, Kim, JD, Beaver, HA, Takashima, M & Lee, AG 2013, Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 198-203. https://doi.org/10.3109/01658107.2013.809463

Development of a new valid, reliable, and internationally applicable assessment tool of residents' competence in ophthalmic surgery
Golnik, KC, Beaver, HA, Gauba, V, Lee, AG, Mayorga, E, Palis, G & Saleh, GM 2013, Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society, vol. 111, pp. 24-33.

Cataract surgery skill assessment
Golnik, KC, Haripriya, A, Beaver, HA, Gauba, V, Lee, AG, Mayorga, E, Palis, G & Saleh, GM 2011, Ophthalmology, vol. 118, no. 10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.06.039

Cataract surgical skill assessment
Golnik, KC, Beaver, HA, Gauba, V, Lee, AG, Mayorga, E, Palis, G & Saleh, GM 2011, Ophthalmology, vol. 118, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2010.09.023

Refractive error in the geriatric population
Beaver, HA 2010, . in Geriatric Ophthalmology: A Competency-based Approach. Springer US, pp. 7-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/b137372_2

Geriatric ophthalmology: A competency-based approach
Lee, AG & Beaver, HA 2010, . Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/b137372

Elder abuse
Beaver, HA 2010, . in Geriatric Ophthalmology: A Competency-based Approach. Springer US, pp. 89-98. https://doi.org/10.1007/b137372_12

Cataracts and cataract surgery
Beaver, HA 2010, . in Geriatric Ophthalmology: A Competency-based Approach. Springer US, pp. 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/b137372_3

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