Amy Schefler, MD

  • Houston Methodist ocular oncologist
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine

Amy Schefler, MD

Areas of Expertise

  • Choroidal melanoma
  • Ocular melanoma
  • Ocular oncology
  • Uveal melanoma

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Ophthalmology - General
RESIDENCY
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, FL | 2007
FELLOWSHIP
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami, FL | 2010
INTERNSHIP
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center - Sylmar, CA | 2004
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Weill Cornell Medicine - NY, NY | 2003

Publications


Global Retinoblastoma Presentation and Analysis by National Income Level
Fabian, ID, Abdallah, E, Abdullahi, SU, Abdulqader, RA, Adamou Boubacar, S, Ademola-Popoola, DS, Adio, A, Afshar, AR, Aggarwal, P, Aghaji, AE, Ahmad, A, Akib, MNR, Al Harby, L, Al Ani, MH, Alakbarova, A, Portabella, SA, Al-Badri, SAF, Alcasabas, APA, Al-Dahmash, SA, Alejos, A, Alemany-Rubio, E, Alfa Bio, AI, Alfonso Carreras, Y, Al-Haddad, C, Al-Hussaini, HHY, Ali, AM, Alia, DB, Al-Jadiry, MF, Al-Jumaly, U, Alkatan, HM, All-Eriksson, C, Al-Mafrachi, AARM, Almeida, AA, Alsawidi, KM, Al-Shaheen, AASM, Al-Shammary, EH, Amiruddin, PO, Antonino, R, Astbury, NJ, Atalay, HT, Atchaneeyasakul, LO, Atsiaya, R, Attaseth, T, Aung, TH, Ayala, S, Baizakova, B, Balaguer, J, Balayeva, R, Balwierz, W, Barranco, H, Bascaran, C, Beck Popovic, M, Benavides, R, Benmiloud, S, Bennani Guebessi, N, Berete, RC, Berry, JL, Bhaduri, A, Bhat, S, Biddulph, SJ, Biewald, EM, Bobrova, N, Boehme, M, Boldt, HC, Bonanomi, MTBC, Bornfeld, N, Bouda, GC, Bouguila, H, Boumedane, A, Brennan, RC, Brichard, BG, Buaboonnam, J, Calderón-Sotelo, P, Calle Jara, DA, Camuglia, JE, Cano, MR, Capra, M, Cassoux, N, Castela, G, Castillo, L, Català-Mora, J, Chantada, GL, Chaudhry, S, Chaugule, SS, Chauhan, A, Chawla, B, Chernodrinska, VS, Chiwanga, FS, Chuluunbat, T, Cieslik, K, Cockcroft, RL, Comsa, C, Correa, ZM, Correa Llano, MG, Corson, TW, Cowan-Lyn, KE, Csóka, M, Cui, X, Da Gama, IV, Dangboon, W, Das, A, Das, S, Davanzo, JM, Davidson, A, De Potter, P, Delgado, KQ, Demirci, H, Desjardins, L, Diaz Coronado, RY, Dimaras, H, Dodgshun, AJ, Donaldson, C, Donato Macedo, CR, Dragomir, MD, Du, Y, Du Bruyn, M, Edison, KS, Eka Sutyawan, IW, El Kettani, A, Elbahi, AM, Elder, JE, Elgalaly, D, Elhaddad, AM, Elhassan, MMA, Elzembely, MM, Essuman, VA, Evina, TGA, Fadoo, Z, Fandiño, AC, Faranoush, M, Fasina, O, Fernández, DDPG, Fernández-Teijeiro, A, Foster, A, Frenkel, S, Fu, LD, Fuentes-Alabi, SL, Gallie, BL, Gandiwa, M, Garcia, JL, García Aldana, D, Gassant, PY, Geel, JA, Ghassemi, F, Girón, AV, Gizachew, Z, Goenz, MA, Gold, AS, Goldberg-Lavid, M, Gole, GA, Gomel, N, Gonzalez, E, Gonzalez Perez, G, González-Rodríguez, L, Garcia Pacheco, HN, Graells, J, Green, L, Gregersen, PA, Grigorovski, NDAK, Guedenon, KM, Gunasekera, DS, Gündüz, AK, Gupta, H, Gupta, S, Hadjistilianou, T, Hamel, P, Hamid, SA, Hamzah, N, Hansen, ED, Harbour, JW, Hartnett, ME, Hasanreisoglu, M, Hassan, S, Hassan, S, Hederova, S, Hernandez, J, Hernandez, LMC, Hessissen, L, Hordofa, DF, Huang, LC, Hubbard, GB, Hummlen, M, Husakova, K, Hussein Al-Janabi, AN, Ida, R, Ilic, VR, Jairaj, V, Jeeva, I, Jenkinson, H, Ji, X, Jo, DH, Johnson, KP, Johnson, WJ, Jones, MM, Kabesha, TBA, Kabore, RL, Kaliki, S, Kalinaki, A, Kantar, M, Kao, LY, Kardava, T, Kebudi, R, Kepak, T, Keren-Froim, N, Khan, ZJ, Khaqan, HA, Khauv, P, Kheir, WJ, Khetan, V, Khodabande, A, Khotenashvili, Z, Kim, JW, Kim, JH, Kiratli, H, Kivelä, TT, Klett, A, Komba Palet, JEK, Krivaitiene, D, Kruger, M, Kulvichit, K, Kuntorini, MW, Kyara, A, Lachmann, ES, Lam, CPS, Lam, GC, Larson, SA, Latinovic, S, Laurenti, KD, Le, BHA, Lecuona, K, Leverant, AA, Li, C, Limbu, B, Long, QB, López, JP, Lukamba, RM, Lumbroso, L, Luna-Fineman, S, Lutfi, D, Lysytsia, L, Magrath, GN, Mahajan, A, Majeed, AR, Maka, E, Makan, M, Makimbetov, EK, Manda, C, Martín Begue, N, Mason, L, Mason, JO, Matende, IO, Materin, M, Mattosinho, CCDS, Matua, M, Mayet, I, Mbumba, FB, McKenzie, JD, Medina-Sanson, A, Mehrvar, A, Mengesha, AA, Menon, V, Mercado, GJVD, Mets, MB, Midena, E, Mishra, DKC, Mndeme, FG, Mohamedani, AA, Mohammad, MT, Moll, AC, Montero, MM, Morales, RA, Moreira, C, Mruthyunjaya, P, Msina, MS, Msukwa, G, Mudaliar, SS, Muma, KI, Munier, FL, Murgoi, G, Murray, TG, Musa, KO, Mushtaq, A, Mustak, H, Muyen, OM, Naidu, G, Nair, AG, Naumenko, L, Ndoye Roth, PA, Nency, YM, Neroev, V, Ngo, H, Nieves, RM, Nikitovic, M, Nkanga, ED, Nkumbe, H, Nuruddin, M, Nyaywa, M, Obono-Obiang, G, Oguego, NC, Olechowski, A, Oliver, SCN, Osei-Bonsu, P, Ossandon, D, Paez-Escamilla, MA, Pagarra, H, Painter, SL, Paintsil, V, Paiva, L, Pal, BP, Palanivelu, MS, Papyan, R, Parrozzani, R, Parulekar, M, Pascual Morales, CR, Paton, KE, Pawinska-Wasikowska, K, PeEr, J, Peña, A, Peric, S, Pham, CTM, Philbert, R, Plager, DA, Pochop, P, Polania, RA, Polyakov, VG, Pompe, MT, Pons, JJ, Prat, D, Prom, V, Purwanto, I, Qadir, AO, Qayyum, S, Qian, J, Rahman, A, Rahman, S, Rahmat, J, Rajkarnikar, P, Ramanjulu, R, Ramasubramanian, A, Ramirez-Ortiz, MA, Raobela, L, Rashid, R, Reddy, MA, Reich, E, Renner, LA, Reynders, D, Ribadu, D, Riheia, MM, Ritter-Sovinz, P, Rojanaporn, D, Romero, L, Roy, SR, Saab, RH, Saakyan, S, Sabhan, AH, Sagoo, MS, Said, AMA, Saiju, R, Salas, B, San Román Pacheco, S, Sánchez, GL, Sayalith, P, Scanlan, TA, Schefler, AC, Schoeman, J, Sedaghat, A, Seregard, S, Seth, R, Shah, AS, Shakoor, SA, Sharma, MK, Sherief, ST, Shetye, NG, Shields, CL, Siddiqui, SN, Sidi Cheikh, S, Silva, S, Singh, AD, Singh, N, Singh, U, Singha, P, Sitorus, RS, Skalet, AH, Soebagjo, HD, Sorochynska, T, Ssali, G, Stacey, AW, Staffieri, SE, Stahl, ED, Stathopoulos, C, Stirn Kranjc, B, Stones, DK, Strahlendorf, C, Suarez, MEC, Sultana, S, Sun, X, Sundy, M, Superstein, R, Supriyadi, E, Surukrattanaskul, S, Suzuki, S, Svojgr, K, Sylla, F, Tamamyan, G, Tan, D, Tandili, A, Tarrillo Leiva, FF, Tashvighi, M, Tateshi, B, Tehuteru, ES, Teixeira, LF, Teh, KH, Theophile, T, Toledano, H, Trang, DL, Traoré, F, Trichaiyaporn, S, Tuncer, S, Tyau-Tyau, H, Umar, AB, Unal, E, Uner, OE, Urbak, SF, Ushakova, TL, Usmanov, RH, Valeina, S, Van Hoefen Wijsard, M, Varadisai, A, Vasquez, L, Vaughan, LO, Veleva-Krasteva, NV, Verma, N, Victor, AA, Viksnins, M, Villacís Chafla, EG, Vishnevskia-Dai, V, Vora, T, Wachtel, AE, Wackernagel, W, Waddell, K, Wade, PD, Wali, AH, Wang, YZ, Weiss, A, Wilson, MW, Wime, ADC, Wiwatwongwana, A, Wiwatwongwana, D, Wolley Dod, C, Wongwai, P, Xiang, D, Xiao, Y, Yam, JC, Yang, H, Yanga, JM, Yaqub, MA, Yarovaya, VA, Yarovoy, AA, Ye, H, Yousef, YA, Yuliawati, P, Zapata López, AM, Zein, E, Zhang, C, Zhang, Y, Zhao, J, Zheng, X, Zhilyaeva, K, Zia, N, Ziko, OAO, Zondervan, M & Bowman, R 2020, , JAMA oncology, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 685-695. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.6716

Practice Patterns for the Treatment of Uveal Melanoma with Iodine-125 Plaque Brachytherapy: Ocular Oncology Study Consortium Report 5
Binder, C, Mruthyunjaya, P, Schefler, AC, Seider, MI, Crilly, R, Hung, A, Meltsner, S, Mowery, Y, Kirsch, DG, Teh, BS, Jennelle, RLS, Studenski, MT, Liu, W, Lee, C, Hayman, JA, Kastner, B, Hadsell, M & Skalet, AH 2020, , Ocular Oncology and Pathology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 210-218. https://doi.org/10.1159/000504312


Multi-center analysis of intraocular biopsy technique and outcomes for uveal melanoma: Ocular Oncology Study Consortium report 4
Ocular Oncology Study Consortium 2020, Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol. 258, no. 2, pp. 427-435. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-019-04531-8

Eye plaque brachytherapy versus enucleation for ocular melanoma: an analysis from the National Cancer Database
Messer, JA, Zuhour, RJ, Haque, W, Lewis, GD, Schefler, AC, Wong, A, Bernicker, EH, Chevez-Barrios, P, Michelle Quan, E, Farach, A, Butler, EB, Hatch, SS & Teh, BS 2020, , Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 303-310. https://doi.org/10.5114/jcb.2020.98108

Intraocular Metastasis in Unilateral Multifocal Uveal Melanoma Without Melanocytosis or Germline BAP1 Mutations
Durante, MA, Walter, SD, Paez-Escamilla, M, Tokarev, J, Decatur, CL, Dubovy, SR, Schefler, AC & Harbour, JW 2019, , JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 137, no. 12, pp. 1434-1439. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.3941

Intravitreal Aflibercept for Retinal Nonperfusion in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Outcomes from the Randomized RECOVERY Trial
Intravitreal Aflibercept for Retinal Nonperfusion in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Study Group 2019, , Ophthalmology Retina, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 1076-1086. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oret.2019.07.011


Relationship between clinical features, GEP class, and PRAME expression in uveal melanoma
Schefler, AC, Koca, E, Bernicker, EH & Correa, ZM 2019, Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00417-019-04335-w

Trends in Radiation Practices for Female Ocular Oncologists in North America: A Collaborative Study of the International Society of Ocular Oncology
Shah, SN, Kogachi, K, Correa, ZM, Schefler, AC, Aronow, ME, Callejo, SA, Cebulla, CM, Day-Ghafoori, S, Francis, JH, Lally, S, McCannel, TA, Paton, KE, Phan, IT, Pointdujour-Lim, R, Ramasubramanian, A, Rath, P, Shields, CL, Skalet, AH, Wells, JR, Jennelle, RL & Berry, JL 2019, Ocular Oncology and Pathology, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 54-59. https://doi.org/10.1159/000489219

A rare presentation of choroidal metastasis from primary esophageal adenocarcinoma successfully treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Date, RC, Adams, MK, Teh, BS, Schefler, AC, Musher, BL, Farach, AM & Weng, CY 2018, , American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, vol. 11, pp. 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.04.021

Biopsy of a choroidal melanoma using transvitreal pars plana vitrectomy
Tang, PH, Shields, RA, Mruthyunjaya, P & Schefler, AC 2018, , Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina, vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 645-647. https://doi.org/10.3928/23258160-20180803-16


Laser/light applications in ophthalmology: Posterior segment applications
Villegas, VM, Murray, TG, Schefler, AC & Wykoff, CC 2018, . in Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine: Dental and Medical Applications. Springer International Publishing, pp. 17-32. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76220-3_2

Yield, techniques, and complications of transvitreal and transscleral biopsies in small uveal melanoma
Kim, RS, Chevez-Barrios, P, Divatia, M, Bretana, ME, Teh, B & Schefler, AC 2018, , JAMA Ophthalmology, vol. 136, no. 5, pp. 482-488. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.0561




Elevated Choroidal Thickness and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy in the Fellow Eyes of Patients with Circumscribed Choroidal Hemangioma
Kim, RS, Jain, RR, Brown, DM, Bretana, ME, Kegley, EN, Singer, MA, Aragon, AV & Schefler, AC 2018, , Ocular Oncology and Pathology, vol. 4, no. 6. https://doi.org/10.1159/000486864

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish