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Robert Wilkins M.D., F.A.C.S
Dr. Wilkins was born and raised in Galveston, received his Bachelors Degree from the University of North Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1964. After doing a general rotating internship in Dallas, Dr. Wilkins spent his three year residency studying ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery in Michigan. Dr. Wilkins then moved to the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in New York City, where he did a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and orbit. Dr. Wilkins continued his oculoplastic and reconstructive studies at the Eye Foundation Hospital in Alabama. While at the Eye Foundation, Dr. Wilkins, along with four other eye plastic surgeons from around the United States, started the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery (plastic surgery of the eyelids and bony orbit) in 1969. He served as president in 1974. Dr. Wilkins has served as president of Houston Eye Associates for nine years, as well as president of the Houston Ophthalmological Society. In 1968, Dr. Wilkins spent time in India doing surgery, sometimes as many as 200 procedures per day.
Dr. Wilkins is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been active in teaching oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been active in the residency training programs at the University of Texas in Galveston and in Houston. Dr. Wilkins is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he has been a member of the Development Board for several years. He recently received the UTMB Asbell Smith Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Wilkins has lectured and taught in most major medical centers in the United States including Harvard, the University of California at San Francisco, the University of California in Los Angeles, Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, Emory University and many others. Dr. Wilkins has been listed in each publication of the book, Best Doctors in the United States. He was written up in Town and Country magazine as one of the best oculoplastic surgeons in the United States.
Dr. Wilkins practices both general ophthalmology and plastic surgery of the eyes, orbit, and tearing apparatus.
Dr. Wilkins enjoys traveling, fishing, photography, music, gardening and writing. One of his many accomplishments includes writing and producing The Musical"Galveston!". His wife is Dr. Mary Ann Reynolds Wilkins, Sr. Vice President of Stewart Title Company.