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Helen Mintz-Hittner, M.D., FACS

Helen Mintz-Hittner, M.D., FACS PhotoHelen Mintz-Hittner, M.D., FACS
TitleAlfred W. Lasher III Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
ExpertisePediatric Ophthalmology-Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ophthalmic Genetics
Current OrganizationUniversity of Texas Health Science Center-Houston Medical School
Type of OrganizationMedical School-Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Major ProductEducation, research and patient care
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeB.A., Biology/German, Rice University, 1965; M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1969
BornAugust 12, 1944, Houston, Texas
Honors & AwardsPhi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha; Honor Award 1986, Senior Honor Award, 2005, American Academy of Ophthalmology; Teaching Ophthalmology to Baylor Pediatricians, Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics, 1976; Outstanding Teacher in Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston Medical School, Dept. of Ophthalmology, 1999; Who's Who in America, 2003; Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, 2010
Published Works1 book, multiple book chapters, 100+ peer-reviewed publications including 2 lead articles and principal investigator in the New England Journal of Medicine: Retrolental fibroplasia: efficacy of vitamin E in a double-blind clinical study of preterm infants, 1981; 305:1365-1981; Efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab for stage 3+ retinopathy of prematurity, 2001;364:603-615
AffiliationsFellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology; New York Academy of Medicine; New York Academy of Science; Ciba Foundation; Life Member, Society of Heed Fellows; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Hobbies & SportsResearch field trips to identify hereditary ophthalmogic genes
ChildrenMiriam Hittner-Tondera, 1971; Susan Hittner, 1973; George Hittner, 1978; 2 grandchildren
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