Roma P Patel, MD, MBA

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Roma P Patel, MD, MBA Photo


Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, US


Alkek Eye Center (Clinic)
1977 Butler Blvd
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6100
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Ben Taub Hospital (Work)
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 873-5451
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Ben Taub Hospital (Office)
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 873-5451
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  • Fellow
    American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Texas Medical Board

  • Alpha Omega Alpha


  • MD from Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX
  • MBA from Rice University
    Houston, Texas
  • Residency at University of California Davis Eye Center
    Sacramento, California
  • Clinical Fellowship at Duke Eye Center
    07/2015 - Durham, North Carolina


  • English


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Professional Statement

Dr. Patel looks forward to partnering with you in the management of your glaucoma and eye care. In addition to a love of innovations in ophthalmology and glaucoma care, her greatest joys are her children and family. She and her Aggie husband Patrik love exploring new restaurants and are foodies. In 2021, Dr. Patel returned home to Houston to join the Baylor faculty at her alma mater. Her clinical interests include medical and surgical treatment for glaucoma in adults and cataract surgery. She has experience with the majority of glaucoma interventions including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery to help patient reduce medication burden. She will also serve as Vice Chief of Ophthalmology Service for Ben Taub Hospital where she will use her MBA skills to increase access and care for indigent populations. Dr. Patel is a well-regarded clinician and surgeon with a strong interest in resident surgical education and was awarded Surgical Teacher of the Year in 2021 at UC Davis. After her residency and a prestigious glaucoma fellowship at the Duke Eye Center, she was recruited back to California. She served as the Chief of Eye Care Services at the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Hospital and Assistant Professor at UC Davis Eye Center for six years. She is a member of a number of professional organizations and has served in various leadership roles in the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and was the previous President-Elect of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. The AAO has recognized Dr. Patel with an Achievement Award and Secretariat Award for her education and advocacy services to the organization and her peers.

Professional Interests

  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma

  • Cataract surgery

  • New Surgical Technologies

Physician Specialties

  • Ophthalmology


  • American Glaucoma Society

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons