Kamel Muhieddine Itani, MD $$

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Kamel M. Itani, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Children's Health℠ and a professor at UT Southwestern Medical School. He specializes in pediatric oculoplastics.

Dr. Itani earned him medical degree and completed his residency at American University – Beirut. He also completed specialized training in standardized ophthalmic echography, eye plastic, orbital and reconstructive surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and UT Southwestern.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Itani has been named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.

Education and Training

Medical School
American University of Beirut (1982)
American University of Beirut (1983), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (HR) (1993), Ophthalmology
American University of Beirut (1986), Ophthalmology
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center (1989), Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1987), Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology


    • Pediatric Oculoplastics
    • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

    Departments and Programs

    • Research Interests

      • Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
      • Ophthalmic Oncology
      • Cataracts
      • Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery
      • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
      • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
      • Surgical Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers
      • Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
      • Facial Paralysis Surgery & Restoration
      • Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
      • Facial Plastic Surgery
      • Facial Nerve Disorders
      • Medical Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
      • Surgery for Skin Cancer
      • Surgical Treatment of Benign Head and Neck Conditions
      • Facial Paralysis Correction Surgery
      • Non-Surgical Treatment Options
      • Melanoma
      • Radiation Therapy for Melanoma
      • Radiation Therapy for Ocular Melanoma
      • Laser and Skin Care
      • Skin Cancer
      • Facial Trauma
      • Head and Neck Cancers
    • Publications

      • Review of Eyelid Reconstruction Techniques after Mohs Surgery. Patel SY, Itani K. Semin Plast Surg. 2018 May;32(2):95-102. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1642058. Epub 2018 May 14. PMID: 29765274 
      • Mohs micrographic surgery of the eyelid: an overview of anatomy, pathophysiology, and reconstruction options. Harvey DT, Taylor RS, Itani KM, Loewinger RJ. Dermatol Surg. 2013 May;39(5):673-97. doi: 10.1111/dsu.12084. Epub 2012 Dec 26. PMID: 23279119
      • Facial Asymmetry in Children With Unilateral Congenital Ptosis. Tenzel PA, Brown K, Zhou B, Itani KM, Mancini R. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Sep-Oct 01;38(5):483-489. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000002174. Epub 2022 Mar 30. PMID: 35353779
    • Professional Activities

      • American Academy of Ophthalmology
      • Texas Medical Association
      • American Medical Association
      • Dallas County Medical Society
      • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Awards and Honors

      • D Magazine Best Doctor 2020
      • Texas Monthly Magazine 2014, Super Doctors

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