Bita Esmaeli, MD, Ophthalmology, Houston, TX, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

BitaEsmaeliMD

Ophthalmology Houston, TX

Oculo-Plastic & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery, Ocular Oncology

Professor of Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery

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Summary

  • Dr Bita Esmaeli is a Professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr Esmaeli has carried a full-time practice of orbital oncology and oncologic oculoplastic surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center since 1998.

    Dr. Esmaeli established the Ophthalmology Section as a comprehensive full-time specialty at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1998. She served as the Director of the Ophthalmologic Services from 1998 to 2001 and as the Chief of the Ophthalmology Section at M. D. Anderson from 2001 to 2004. She is the Program Director for an ASOPRS-sponsored and ACGME-approved fellowship in oculoplastic surgery and orbital oncology at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

    Dr Esmaeli has authored over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 50 invited articles and book chapters, has spearheaded several clinical trials and has participated in numerous research protocols at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She has received many prestigious awards and honors including the Merrill Reeh Pathology Award and the Research Award from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award, Best Doctors in America, and Top Doctors Award. Dr Esmaeli was inducted as a member of the American Ophthalmologic Society in 2012.

    Dr Esmaeli 's clinical practice focuses on the surgical treatment of tumors of the eyelid, orbit, and conjunctiva, complex reconstructive surgery in the periocular region, and lacrimal surgery. Her research interests include molecular signature of ocular and orbital tumors, tissue banking for rare tumors of the eye and orbit, and eye and vision-sparing treatment strategies for orbital and ocular cancers.

Education & Training

  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersResidency, Ophthalmology, 1991 - 1994
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1990 - 1991
  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin UniversityClass of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • OK State Medical License
    OK State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1998 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1994 - 2022
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Member American Ophthalmologic Society
  • Senior Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Mentorship Award American Medical Association
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Generation of Customized Orbital Implant Templates Using 3-Dimensional Printing for Orbital Wall Reconstruction  
    Bita Esmaeli, MD, Nature

Press Mentions

  • How I Supported My Mom Through Eye Cancer Treatment
    How I Supported My Mom Through Eye Cancer TreatmentAugust 29, 2020 10:39
  • Orbital Sarcoma Classification Correlates with Metastasis and Survival
    Orbital Sarcoma Classification Correlates with Metastasis and SurvivalMarch 14, 2020 01:30
  • Desmoplastic Melanoma of the Periorbital Region
    Desmoplastic Melanoma of the Periorbital RegionDecember 02, 2017 10:48
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Hospital Affiliations