Helen A. Mintz-Hittner, MD
- Clinical Interests:
- Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Ophthalmic Genetics, Amblyopia, Strabismus
- Board Certification:
American Board of Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine, 1969
Baylor College of Medicine , 1973
Baylor College of Medicine, 1974
Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner is a Professor at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
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.
In practice in Houston since 1974, she treats patients from birth to 16 years old.
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).
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.
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.