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.
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.
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.