Stephen Pflugfelder, M.D.

Professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine

Stephen Pflugfelder, M.D. Photo

Position

Professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Address

Jamail Specialty Care Center - Alkek Eye Center (Work)
1977 Butler Blvd.
2nd Floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6100
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Jamail Specialty Care Center - Alkek Eye Center (Clinic)
1977 Butler Blvd.
2nd Floor
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6100
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Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education

  • MD from State University of New York Upstate College of Medicine
    01/1981 - Syracuse, NY

  • Fellowship at University of Miami School of Medicine - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    01/1986 - Miami, FL

  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine - Cullen Eye Institute
    01/1985 - Houston, TX

  • Internship at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
    01/1982 - Philadelphia, PA

  • BA from Colgate University
    01/1977 - Hamilton, New York United States

Language

  • English

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

My clinical interests focus on diagnosis and medical and surgical therapy of tear and ocular surface disease, including complicated cases. I also specialize in transplantation of limbal epithelial stem cells for patients with traumatic or inflammation induced corneal epithelial stem cell deficiency and endothelial transplantation for corneal endothelial disease.

Professional Interests

  • Corneal transplant (penetrating and endothelial)

  • Corneal epithelial stem cell transplantation

  • Ocular surface reconstruction

  • Keratoprosthesis

  • Corneal collagen cross-linking

  • Cataract and intra-ocular lens surgery

Physician Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Professional Specialties

  • Cornea and External Eye Disease

  • Cataract

  • Laser Vision Correction

  • Dry Eye Disease