Dr. Green has been in the private practice of Ophthalmology in the Houston Medical Center since 1987. Her career started in medical research after completing a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at Tulane College of Medicine (1974). She was first employed as a Research Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California (1974-1976). Her second position was Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Baylor College of Medicine (1976-1986); where she initiated the first tissue culture laboratory at Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, and was awarded a number of NIH and other grants resulting in multiple publications. In addition she served as a NIH visual sciences A-1 study section member (1987 to 6/1991). During this time, having always had a passion for science and medicine, she completed her MD at Baylor College of Medicine (1982). Residency in Ophthalmology at Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine (6/83-6/86), fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at LSU Eye Center, New Orleans (6/86-6/87).
Dr. Green then returned to Houston where she began her career in the private practice of Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s Hospital while continuing her research teaching and lecturing. Dr. Green served as Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s from 2010 to 2016. She now serves as Chairman of the research grant committee of the Houston Lions Eye Bank.
Dr. Green is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Other affiliations include the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association, Houston Ophthalmological Society, International College of Surgeons, Harris County Medical Society and Texas Ophthalmological Association.
Although she specializes in cataract, anterior segment and refractive surgery, her passion is restoration of vision, whether through simple cataract or refractive surgery or in complex challenging cases where she works in tandem with a retina surgeon.
Dr. Green is a “hands on, people person” whose motto has always been “high technology coupled with old fashioned caring”. She is the proud mother of three sons and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include music and the ocean (scuba, snorkeling, underwater photography).