Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist Eye Associates
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 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 participates in teaching at all levels. He is an instructor for courses at national meetings as well as internationally on cataract surgery, MIGS or micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, and corneal transplantaion. 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 Ocular Surgery News and Premier Surgeon magazine. He has published techniques for cataract surgery in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has been featured on Houston’s ABC, CBS, and Fox News channels. Dr. Pandit recently taught a course on DSEK corneal transplantation in India – view his photos from the trip in this photo gallery.
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.