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Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine



Jamail Specialty Care Center - Alkek Eye Center (Clinic)
1977 Butler Blvd
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6100
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Neurosensory Center (Work)
Room: NEUR-205
Mail Stop: NC205
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-5143
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Neurosensory Center (Office)
Room: NEUR-205
Mail Stop: NC205
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-5143
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  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Texas Medical License
    Texas Medical Board

  • AOA
    Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Fellowship at Bascom Palmer-University of Miami
    07/2014 - Miami, Florida United States

  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/2013 - Houston, Texas United States
  • Internship at Georgetown University/Inova Fairfax
    05/2010 - Fairfax, Virginia United States
  • MD from Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2009 - Houston, Texas United States
  • BA from University of Texas at Austin
    05/2004 - Austin, Texas United States


  • English
  • Arabic


  • Female

Professional Statement

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D. is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb earned her medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine and was elected Chief Resident in her final year of training. She finished her training at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (top program in the nation) with a fellowship in cornea/external disease, cataract & refractive surgery. She has excelled in three main aspects during her career—clinical and surgical, research, and education. She has authored more than 40 peer reviewed scientific publications and book chapters and is an active peer-reviewer. She has taken an active leadership role and presents at multiple national and international conferences and has become a key opinion leader in ophthalmology. She truly enjoys education and is currently the associate residency director at BCM and involved heavily with the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons committee.

Professional Achievements

  • Rising Star in Ophthalmology Award
    10/2019 - OWL (Ophthalmic World Leaders)
  • Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care
    11/2018 - Baylor College of Medicine
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Award
    11/2018 - Baylor College of Medicine
  • Stephen N. Schindler Award for High Ethical and Humane Standards
    06/2013 - Baylor College of Medicine
  • Kerato-refractive ASCRS Poster Winner
  • Baylor Ophthalmology Chief Resident
  • Baylor College of Medicine Graduate with Honors
  • Heed Foundation Scholar

Professional Interests

  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Cataracts
  • Refractive Surgery
  • External Disease
  • Keratoconus
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
  • Secondary Intraocular Lenses
  • Lasik
  • PRK

Physician Specialties

  • Ophthalmology


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Cornea Society