Dr. Mirwat S. Sami is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is one of a handful of physicians across the country uniquely qualified to treat both medical and cosmetic problems of the face around the eyes. Her specialized training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery help Dr. Sami provide her patients with unique and individualized treatment for their facial concerns.
Dr. Sami has expertise in eyelid and facial cosmetic surgery, eyelid malposition correction, skin cancer removal and reconstruction, tear drain surgery, treatment of blepharospasm and hemifacial spasms, thyroid eye disease, orbital tumors and reconstructive surgery for facial trauma.
After graduating at the top of her class in medical school, Dr. Sami pursued extensive specialized training in ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery first at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and then at Plastic Eye Surgery Associates, Houston, Texas. During her training at Memorial Hermann Hospital, one of the busiest trauma centers of the nation, she was intricately involved in the surgical reconstruction of complex facial trauma and burn victims.
As an oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Sami has fine-tuned her skills in cosmetic procedures that can unveil and highlight the inner beauty of her patients. She skillfully combines a woman’s perspective with a keen surgical eye to detail and safety. The end result is aesthetically pleasing and attractive and unique to each of her patients.
Dr. Sami provides patient care at a number of hospitals including The Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann Houston Hospitals and Texas Children’s Hospital. She takes tremendous interest in teaching and mentoring residents from specialties including ophthalmology, plastic surgery and otolaryngology. Dr. Sami’s commitment to medical and surgical excellence is unparalleled. She devotes time to research and studies in peer-reviewed journals and stays on the forefront of oculoplastic surgery education and the latest cosmetic surgical techniques and procedures. Her ground-breaking discoveries and publication on the use of Botulinum toxin have helped increase the efficacy and duration of its treatment in both cosmetic and medical patients.
Dr. Sami is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International Association of Ophthalmologists, Houston Ophthalmology Society, Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society.
Dr. Sami is married to Dr. Shehzad Sami, an Interventional Cardiologist in private practice in Baytown, Texas. Together with their 3 children, they enjoy traveling, swimming and playing tennis.