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Texas Medical Center
The Woodlands
Specialty Care

Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
Fax: 832-825-4776


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children’s Hospital Woodlands Health Center
17198 St. Lukes Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair
11777 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77065

David Kevin Coats, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Indiana University School of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Ophthalmology 1994
Medical University of South Carolina Residency Ophthalmology 1991
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Internship Transitional 1988
Texas Tech University Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1987


Dr. Coats is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Cullen Eye Institute and Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Ophthalmology at Texas Children’s Hospital.  His medical degree was received from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in 1987, followed by internship in South Carolina, and residency at the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Dr. Coats has also published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in various medical journals, has written numerous book chapters, and lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology. He is co-author of the textbook Strabismus Surgery and its Complications. His principle research is in the areas of retinopathy of prematurity and strabismus.

Clinical and Research Interests:

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Strabismus Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Adult Strabismus


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Ophthalmology Specialty Fellow (FAAO)
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Member
American Association of Pediatrics Specialty Fellow (FAAP)
American Ophthalmology Society (AOS) Member
Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) Member

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