Susan Wittenberg, M.D. specializes in the medical and surgical management of patients with uveitis and other autoimmune and infectious eye diseases and performs both cataract and pharmacological implant surgeries.
Dr. Wittenberg received her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed her ophthalmology residency there. She completed a fellowship in Ocular Immunology/Uveitis at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
She received the Outstanding Medical Student award from the Department of Ophthalmology while in medical school and was awarded the Best Presentation in Resident Research by the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology each of the three years of her residency. She was Chief Resident during her final residency year.
Before joining Houston Eye Associates, Dr. Wittenberg was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas, Houston, where she served as Associate Residency Director. She received a Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas Medical School while on the faculty and the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from the Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Wittenberg has given presentations on uveitis nationally at ophthalmology meetings and to uveitis specialty groups. She currently lectures on uveitis and autoimmune and infectious eye disease to residents and fellows in both the rheumatology and ophthalmology programs at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and to the ophthalmology residents at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She has lectured around the country on uveitis and often speaks to uveitis and autoimmune disease support groups.
She is a member of the American Uveitis Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Ophthalmological Association, the Houston Ophthalmological Society, and the American Medical Association. She has published articles in various ophthalmology journals and is currently involved in research on the outcome of uveitis disease treatments.
Before beginning medical school, Dr. Wittenberg was a practicing architect in Houston, Texas, and completed her architecture training at the University of Kansas. She has two grown children.
Dr. Wittenberg sees patients at our Gramercy location.
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