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 Ophthalmology, The 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.
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