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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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"Best Doctors" in the Nation


Best Doctors in America® List - Only 5% of the doctors in the country are selected.

Mitchell P. Weikert, M.D., M.S.           
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of ophthalmology, Mitchell P. Weikert, M.D., is a staff physician in the Eye Care Line at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC). Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, Weikert received degrees in both electrical and bio-medical engineering. He received his medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. During his ophthalmology residency, completed at Baylor and the Cullen Eye Institute, he received the Everett L. Goar Award for Best Resident Research and served as Chief Resident during his third year of training. He completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine’s John A. Moran Eye Center and then had appointments at several Salt Lake City hospitals. Weikert joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in July 2003. His areas of research interest include ophthalmic applications of wavefront technology, ocular surface rehabilitation and biomedical optics. He has also authored several book chapters, research articles and abstracts in ophthalmic literature. He is an active lecturer in his specialization of cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery and is a current member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where he serves as chair of the Online Education Committee.