Kamel M. Itani, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in oculoplastic and orbital surgery and ophthalmic oncology.

Dr. Itani earned his medical degree at the American University of Beirut, where he also completed a residency in ophthalmology. He received advanced training in standardized ophthalmic echography through a fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and in plastic, orbital, and reconstructive eye surgery through a fellowship at the University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center. He also completed a second residency in ophthalmology at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1993.

Dr. Itani has authored numerous academic papers, letters, and book chapters and is a national and international lecturer on ophthalmic surgery and oncology.

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 & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Michigan Medical School (1988-1989), Eye Plastic, Orbital, & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Internship - American University Medical Center (1982-1983), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - American University Medical Center (1984-1986), Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1986-1987), Standardized Ophthalmic Echography
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1990-1993), Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - American University - Beirut (1979-1982)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • 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
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2020-2021
  • Texas Monthly Magazine 2014, Super Doctors

Clinical Focus

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

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