Dr. Stephen C. Pflugfelder MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder is an ophthalmologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ben Taub General Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for 33 years. He is one of 19 doctors at Ben Taub General Hospital and one of 12 at Methodist Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliation

Methodist Hospital

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Texas Children's Hospital

The Methodist Hospital
Ranked #13 in Ophthalmology

Ben Taub General Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1982–1985

University of Pennsylvania
Internship, Transitional Year, 1981–1982

State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

FL State Medical License
Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Publications & Presentations

A potential link between bacterial pathogens and allergic conjunctivitis by dendritic cells.
Deng, R.,Su, Z.,Lu, F.,Zhang, L.,Lin, J.,Zhang, X.,de Paiva, C. S.,Pflugfelder, S. C.,Li, D. Q.

What causes dryness in Sjögren syndome patients and how can it be targeted?
Pflugfelder, S. C.

Topical interferon-gamma neutralization prevents conjunctival goblet cell loss in experimental murine dry eye.
Zhang, X.,De Paiva, C. S.,Su, Z.,Volpe, E. A.,Li, D. Q.,Pflugfelder, S. C.

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