Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Kavoussi provides retina sub-specialty surgical care to patients at Scurlock Tower Suite 1812 in the Texas Medical Center, which is his primary location. He also sees patients at the Victoria Eye Center one day per week.
Having spent the better part of the last two decades in Houston, Dr. Kavoussi received his Bachelor’s from Rice University where he was one of only 15 students selected to the Rice-Baylor Medical Scholars program. He then earned his Doctorate of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, followed by a transitional year internship at the University of Texas Houston.
Dr. Kavoussi completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital System. During his residency, he earned the Resident Research Award for his work on the genetics of age-related macular degeneration. Following residency, Dr. Kavoussi returned to Houston where he completed a two-year vitreo-retinal surgery fellowship with one of the highest surgical volumes of any retinal training program in the country.
In addition to being highly skilled in the most advanced retina surgical techniques, Dr. Kavoussi has served as an investigator in industry-sponsored clinical trials and has published extensively in the peer-reviewed ophthalmic literature. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Houston Ophthalmological Society, and the Harris County Medical Society. He has presented his research at meetings both at the state and national levels. He currently serves on the Board of Scientific Advisory Trustees for the Retina Research Foundation, as well as the annual grants review committee responsible for allocating donated funds to scientists and researchers across the globe investigating the next generation of treatments for blinding retinal diseases.
Dr. Kavoussi is a Texas native, having grown up in San Antonio followed by nearly two decades here in Houston. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing the guitar, and maintaining an active lifestyle.