Dr. Robert M. Feldman is currently a professor at the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the McGovern Medical School part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He served as Chairman of the department between 2008 and 2018. Dr. Feldman earned his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School. He completed a residency at the University of California-San Diego, a research fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and a clinical fellowship in glaucoma at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
He is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Senior Achievement Award and has been recognized for his work to advance research and technology in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Feldman’s clinical and research interests focus on all aspects of adult and pediatric glaucoma including surgical, pharmacological, and devices. He has been involved in many multicenter clinical trials in roles ranging from site PI to study chair on projects privately funded, industry sponsored, and NIH funded.
Dr. Feldman is an active member of numerous scientific and medical organizations, including Board of Directors member of the American Glaucoma Society (2012-2014), , Glaucoma Research Foundation Councilor, and an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Glaucoma. He has authored over 300 journal articles, abstracts, book chapters, and given over 300 presentations worldwide that cover a wide range of topics in ophthalmology. He is editor and a contributor of the textbook Complications of Glaucoma Surgery.