Leader in Medicine

H. Michael Lambert


Dr. H. Michael Lambert, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, has been elected to the American Health Council’s Physician Board, where he shares his 40 years of knowledge and expertise in Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgery, and Medical Device Development. He has been selected as a “Leader in Medicine” by the American Health Council.

For 25 years, Dr. Lambert has served as Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, graduating with his MD from Baylor College of Medicine in 1997. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Physics and Math from the Air Force Academy in 1970, and completed a Fellowship at Duke University School of Medicine (Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery), as is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Lambert began his extensive career as a Supersonic Jet Instructor Pilot (T-38). Remaining in the United States Air Force while attending medical school, he returned to Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, eventually becoming the Chairman of Ophthalmology and Chief of Surgery. He later retired from the USAF as a Colonel and was on faculty at Emory College and Baylor College of Medicine before founding Retina and Vitreous of Texas in Houston. Dr. Lambert is also on the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and works with startup companies in various fields and has designed many instruments for use in complex vitreoretinal surgery.

Despite being retired in his field, Dr. Lambert has shifted his focus to developing new instrumentation for eye surgery, working with the USAFA Endowment, providing charity care to patients, building a new school system for his home town in Ohio and entrepreneurial activities with startup companies.

Professional awards and honors garnered by Dr. Lambert include a Board Certification in Ophthalmology, an Honor Award and Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists, named to the Best Doctors and America’s Best Doctors lists from each award’s inception until his retirement, and received an Alumni Award from Houston Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Lambert is professionally associated with The American College of Surgeons (where he is also a Fellow), The Retina Society, The Texas Medical Association, The Texas Ophthalmology Association, The American Academy of OphthalmologyThe American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Austin, Houston, and San Antonio Ophthalmological Societies

Personal achievements cited by Dr. Lambert include being the Co-Founder of Greenon High School Foundation, as well as the Co-Founder of their Giampetro Scholarship Fund at Greenon. He dedicates charitable time to pro-bono work, and is the Founding Director of The United States Air Force Academy Endowment, President of the Central Texas Chapter of the USAFA AOG and Treasurer and Co-Founder of the Robert Machemer Foundation (Duke).

In his spare time, Dr. Lambert enjoys spending time with his family, flying, restoring and rallying cars (recent Vice President of the Ferrari Club of America), photography, exercising, and volunteering for organizations such as The 100 Club (funds for Police and Fire in Austin and Houston) and Guide Dogs of Texas. In the near future, he strives to continue new device development in order to create safer vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Lambert currently has three more patents pending.

Professor of Clincal Ophthalmology at Blanton Eye Institute

  • The Houston Methodist Blanton Eye Institute specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders and diseases, providing hospital-based eye care for the most challenging ophthalmic cases and procedures, as well as year-round ophthalmic care and is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornel University.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at USUHS

  • The mission of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences is to educate, train, and comprehensively prepare uniformed services health professionals, scientists, and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Uniformed Services.
Weill Cornell Medicine

Professor of Clinical Opthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies.
  • Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.
  • Weill Cornell Medicine maintains major affiliations with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, the Hospital for Special Surgery and Houston Methodist. Weill Cornell Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.