Texas Retina Associates welcomes board-certified ophthalmologist and retina specialist Rene Y. Choi, MD, PhD, to our practice on September 1, 2020. Serving patients in our Dallas Main, Denton, Rockwall and Fort Worth offices, he will provide care for a full range of vitreoretinal conditions and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis.
Fluent in English and Korean, Dr. Choi comes to us from Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where he completed fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery as well as uveitis and clinical ocular immunology. Prior to that, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He earned his medical degree as well as a doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
A member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Uveitis Society, Dr. Choi is passionate about research. He earned the American Uveitis Society (AUS) Fellow Travel Award to present his original translational research at the AUS Annual Winter Symposium in 2018. Dr. Choi has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles in international journals, including Ophthalmology Retina and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
“Dr. Choi believes in continually improving the care and sight-saving treatments available to his patients,” says Texas Retina Associates CEO Jeff Brockette. “Just as important, he shares our philosophy of treating patients as we would our own family members and is committed to truly listening to them, understanding them and addressing their individual concerns.”