Rene Y. Choi, MD


Areas of Focus  |  Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina, Uveitis


Office Locations  |  Dallas Main, Denton, Rockwall, Fort Worth


Certification  |  American Board of Ophthalmology


Languages Spoken  |  English, Korean

“I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to care for and treat patients with vision threatening diseases. I believe the doctor-patient relationship to be special, and therefore I strive to treat every patient as if they are a family member. That’s why I prioritize listening to and understanding my patients, which I believe leads to the best care.”

Fellowship


Vitreoretinal Surgery
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Uveitis and Clinical Ocular Immunology
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Residency


Ophthalmology
Moran Eye Institute, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Internship


University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Medical/Graduate School


SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Uveitis Society
  • Fellowship Research Project — Analysis of the Imaging and Informatics Retinopathy of Prematurity (i-ROP) Vascular Severity Score in Patients with Treatment Requiring Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Fellowship Research Project — Reclassifying Idiopathic Uveitis: Lessons from a Tertiary Uveitis Center
  • Resident Research Project —  A Clinical Trial of Zeaxanthin Supplementation in Patients with Macular Telangiectasis Type 2
  • Resident Research Project — Long-term Follow-up of Autosomal Dominant Stargardt Macular Dystrophy (STGD3) Subjects Enrolled in a Fish Oil Supplement Interventional Trial
  • Dissertation Research — Retinal Degeneration and Regeneration Following Rod Photoreceptor Ablation in a Transgenic Frog Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Simonett JM, Choi RY, Flaxel CJ. Filtering-associated Endophthalmitis Following Trabeculectomy or Tube-shunt Implant. Ophthalmology Retina. Epub ahead of print, 2020.
  • Choi RY, Brown JM, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Chan RP, Ostmo S, Chiang MF, Campbell JP. Real World Variability in Plus Disease Identified Using a Deep Learning-Based Retinopathy of Prematurity Severity Scale. Ophthalmology Retina. Epub ahead of print, 2020.
  • Choi RY, Coyner AS, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Chiang MF, Campbell JP. Introduction to Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Deep Learning. Translational Vision Science & Technology. 2020 9(2):14.
  • Choi, RY, Flaxel C, Strnad L, Lauer AK, Suhler E. A First Case of Gordonia Bronchialis Associated Endophthalmitis. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019 25(5), 1017-1019.
  • Choi RY, Lin P. Focal Points: Diagnosis and Management of Anterior Uveitis. American Academy of Ophthalmology. February 2019.
  • Choi RY, Rivera E, Rosenbaum JT. Reclassifying Idiopathic Uveitis: Lessons from a Tertiary Uveitis Center. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2019 198, 193-199.
  • Choi RY, Jacoby R, Shakoor A. Multi-Modality Ocular Imaging in a Case of Hyperviscosity Syndrome Associated with Lymphoplasmacytic Leukemia: The Images Tell the Story. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2019 13(3):238-240.
  • Choi RY, Shakoor A, Bohnsack J, Vitale AT. Intermediate Uveitis Associated with Periodic Fevers, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Cervical Adenitis (PFAPA) Syndrome. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2019 13(4):367-370.
  • Choi RY, Lauer AK, Rosenbaum JT. Molecular Diagnosis and Ocular Imaging of Varicella Zoster Virus Associated Neuroretinitis. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2018 11, (146-148).
  • Choi RY, Asquith MJ, Rosenbaum JT. Fecal Transplant in Spondyloarthritis and Uveitis: Ready for a Clinical Trial? Current Opinion in Rheumatology. 2018 30(4), 303-309.
  • Choi RY, Brown JM, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Chan RP, Ostmo S, Campbell JP, Chiang MF. Analysis of the Imaging and Informatics Retinopathy of Prematurity (i-ROP) Vascular Severity Score in Patients with Treatment Requiring Retinopathy of Prematurity. The Retina Society, 2019. London, England.
  • Choi RY, Brown JM, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Chan RP, Ostmo S, Campbell JP, Chiang MF. Analysis of the Imaging and Informatics Retinopathy of Prematurity (i-ROP) Vascular Severity Score in Patients with Treatment Requiring Retinopathy of Prematurity. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Conference, 2019. Vancouver, BC.
  • Choi RY, Flaxel C. A Patient with Ties to Christopher Columbus, Al Capone, and Leo Tolstoy. Macula Society Annual Meeting, 2019. Bonita Springs, FL.
  • Choi RY, Flaxel C. Caldonia! Oh wait, no…Gordonia… A Curious Case of Endophthalmitis. Retina Society Annual Meeting, 2018. San Francisco, CA.
  • Choi RY, Li Y, Siak J, Lu C, Lee B, Yang J, Liu G, Suhler E, Lin P, Fujimoto J, Rosenbaum J, Huang D. Evaluation of Vitreous Cells Using Swept-Source OCT. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Conference, 2018. Honolulu, HI.
  • Choi RY, Rivera E, Rosenbaum JT. Reclassifying Idiopathic Uveitis: Lessons from a Tertiary Uveitis Center. American Uveitis Society Winter Symposium, 2018. Park City, UT.
  • Choi RY, Farnsworth K, Gorusupudi A, Bernstein PS. A Clinical Trial of Fish Oil Supplementation in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Stargardt Macular Dystrophy. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Conference, 2016. Seattle, WA.
  • Choi RY, Sharifzadeh M, Gellerman W, Gorusupudi A, Bernstein PS. Foveal Sparkles. Macula Society Annual Meeting, 2016. Miami, FL.
  • Choi RY, Farnsworth K, Gorusupudi A, Bernstein PS. Long-term Follow-up of Autosomal Dominant Stargardt Macular Dystrophy (STGD3) Subjects Enrolled in a Fish Oil Supplement Interventional Trial. Macula Society Annual Meeting, 2016. Miami, FL.
  • Fellow of the Year Award, Casey Eye Institute, 2019
  • Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation Travel Award, 2019
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Grant Recipient, 2019
  • Retina Research Foundation Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2019
  • American Uveitis Society Fellow Travel Award, 2018