Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed her ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She also completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Board certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Mintz-Hittner is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In practice in Houston since 1974, she treats patients from birth to 16 years old. Her clinical interests include retinopathy of prematurity, ophthalmic genetics, amblyopia and strabismus
Dr. Mintz-Hittner has received numerous research awards, as well as teaching awards from Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. Author of more than 35 research publications, she has received the Honor Award and the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for presenting papers, posters and courses on pediatric ophthalmology. She is listed in Who's Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Internationally known primarily for pioneering research in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), Dr. Mintz-HIttner has authored multiple research articles on ROP pathogenesis and treatment, including two in the New England Journal of Medicine (1981 and 2011) and one in Nature (1984).
Providing the best clinical care possible to every patient is the cornerstone of Dr. Mintz-Hittner’s practice philosophy. She interacts closely with both patients and their parents, developing a relationship that allows long-term quality care and follow-up on a personal level.
Dr. Mintz-Hittner’s favorite activities outside her practice are research and spending time with her three children and three grandchildren. A world traveler, she has visited 25 countries and every continent except Antarctica.