Timothy McCulley, MD

Timothy McCulley, MD

Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastics

(713) 486-9400(713) 486-9400

Timothy McCulley, MD, joined UTHealth Houston from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he held the Earl D. Kidwell, Jr., M.D. Professorship in Ophthalmology and served as vice chair for clinical strategic planning at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He also served as the director of the Division of Oculoplastic Surgery, director of the Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, and director of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive fellowship program.

After receiving his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. McCulley completed a combined medical and surgical internship at the University of Hawaii and ophthalmology residency at Stanford University. He is duel fellowship trained in both oculoplastic surgery and neuro-ophthalmology. He completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and an ASOPRS accredited oculoplastic fellowship at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. He previously served on the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California San Francisco. He joined the Wilmer faculty in 2011 and spent two years as the director of oculoplastic surgery at Wilmer’s hospital affiliate in Saudi Arabia, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital.

In addition to serving as the primary preceptor for an ASOPRS accredited oculoplastic fellowship, Dr. McCulley’s educational work includes supervising medical students, residents, and fellows in outpatient, consult, surgical, and research environments. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed research articles, served as chief or section editor for four books and contributed more than 25 additional book chapters. Dr. McCulley also has been a part of a number of funded basic science projects and clinical trials. His specialties include cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, orbit and tear drainage system, and neuro-ophthalmology. Specific interests include neoplasm of the orbit and eyelids, Graves disease, blepharoptosis, and disorders of the optic nerve.

His educational work includes supervising medical students, residents, and fellows in outpatient, consult, surgical, and research environments, as well as precepting fellows. He has volunteered internationally on more than 10 missions with the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, providing patient care and education in corners of the globe where preventable blindness prevails, and has served as the ophthalmologist for the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball team.

Collaboration with Referring Physicians

Physicians at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic engage referring physicians in the care of their patients, keeping them informed about patient progress throughout the evaluation and treatment process. After a patient’s treatment, referring physicians receive a summary and a plan for follow-up. Our physicians encourage continued communication about each patient.

The Robert Cizik Eye Clinic
6400 Fannin Street, 18th Floor
Houston, TX 77030