Prof. Bita Esmaeli, Texas, USA

Dr Bita Esmaeli is a Professor and Fellowship Program Director for Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she has had an orbital oncology and oncologic ophthalmic plastic surgery practice since 1998.

Dr Esmaeli’s practice focus is surgical treatment of orbital tumors, lacrimal gland carcinomas, eyelid cancers, melanoma of eyelid and conjunctiva, and reconstructive surgery in the periocular region including lacrimal surgery. Her research interests include early detection of metastasis, multi-disciplinary eye sparing approaches, and molecular targets for treatment for ocular and orbital cancers.

Dr Esmaeli has authored over 210 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 55 invited articles and book chapters, and has spearheaded numerous clinical trials and research protocols at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She teaches widely throughout the world and is a frequent guest speaker at international meetings.  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 is a member of the American Ophthalmologic Society.