Brett H. Mueller II, DO, PhD earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University where he earned a B.S. in biomedical science. He then received his medical degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas Health Science where he developed his passion for ophthalmology as he worked to develop new treatment modalities for patients with glaucoma. In conducting neuroscience and pharmacology research of the eye in hopes of discovering a neuroprotective agent to treat glaucoma, he was drawn to the complexity and beauty of the visual sciences. Dr. Mueller’s scientific work and academic accomplishments have enabled him to author numerous publications, book chapters, perform over 20 presentations at national and international meetings, and is a recipient of several grants (including an NIH grant). He was then accepted to attend an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Louisville.
While training as an Ophthalmology resident in Louisville, Dr. Mueller developed a reputation for being a leader amongst the residents and a skilled surgeon. He was able to perform the most phaco cataract surgeries in the history of the residency program which included placing numerous torics, multifocal lenses, and performing laser-assisted cataract surgery. He was also, as a resident, one of the first surgeons in the state of Kentucky to place CyPass and is certified using iStent. During his final year of residency, he was elected by the ophthalmology department to serve as chief resident. In this capacity, and with his passion for refractive surgery, he helped establish one of the first academic affiliations with Johnson and Johnson where residents can recruit patients from their residency clinic to get PRK or LASIK on a VISX laser at a substantially reduced rate. This program enables residents to be PRK and LASIK certified and trained upon completion of their residency program. Upon graduating from his residency program, he was awarded the Dr. Melvyn Koby Educational Excellence Award which is given to the top graduating ophthalmology resident at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Mueller is excited to be at the beginning of his journey as a cataract and refractive surgeon. He hopes to continue to use his research background and develop new innovative treatment modalities for patients with cataracts and glaucoma. His hobbies include running, cycling, triathlons, hiking, camping, and spending time with his wife and 2 boys.
9725 Datapoint Drive, Suite #200
San Antonio, TX 78229 USA
Email – MuellerBH2@Gmail.com