Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D. Photo

Positions

Associate Professor
Ophthalmology-Departmental
Baylor College of Medicine

Associate Residency Director
Ophthalmology

Staff Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology-Departmental
Ben Taub Hospital

Staff Ophthalmologist
Head and Neck-Department
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Addresses

Jamail Specialty Care Center - Alkek Eye Center (Clinic)
1977 Butler Blvd
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6100
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Neurosensory Center (Work)
Room: NEUR-205
Mail Stop: NC205
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-5143
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Neurosensory Center (Office)
Room: NEUR-205
Mail Stop: NC205
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-5143
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Certifications

  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Texas Medical License Texas Medical Board

  • AOA Alpha Omega Alpha

Education

  • Fellowship at Bascom Palmer-University of Miami
    07/2014 - Miami, Florida United States

    Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/2013 - Houston, Texas United States
  • Internship at Georgetown University/Inova Fairfax
    05/2010 - Fairfax, Virginia United States
  • MD from Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2009 - Houston, Texas United States
  • BA from University of Texas at Austin
    05/2004 - Austin, Texas United States

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Gender

  • Female

Professional Statement

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D. is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb earned her medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine and was elected Chief Resident in her final year of training. She finished her training at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (top program in the nation) with a fellowship in cornea/external disease, cataract & refractive surgery. She has excelled in three main aspects during her career—clinical and surgical, research, and education. She has authored more than 40 peer reviewed scientific publications and book chapters and is an active peer-reviewer. She has taken an active leadership role and presents at multiple national and international conferences and has become a key opinion leader in ophthalmology. She truly enjoys education and is currently the associate residency director at BCM and involved heavily with the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons committee.

Professional Achievements

  • Rising Star in Ophthalmology Award
    10/2019 - OWL (Ophthalmic World Leaders)

  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care
    11/2018 - Baylor College of Medicine

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Award
    11/2018 - Baylor College of Medicine

  • Stephen N. Schindler Award for High Ethical and Humane Standards
    06/2013 - Baylor College of Medicine

  • Kerato-refractive ASCRS Poster Winner
    04/2013

  • Baylor Ophthalmology Chief Resident
    07/2012

  • Baylor College of Medicine Graduate with Honors
    06/2009

  • Heed Foundation Scholar
    10/2012

Professional Interests

  • Corneal Transplantation

  • Cataracts

  • Refractive Surgery

  • External Disease

  • Keratoconus

  • Fuchs Dystrophy

  • Secondary Intraocular Lenses

  • Lasik

  • PRK