Dr. Whitney was born in Texas and has lived in the Lone Star State her entire life. She grew up in McAllen, later moving to Houston to attend Rice University for her undergraduate degree in Biology and then Baylor College of Medicine for her medical degree.
After medical school, Dr. Whitney moved to the great city of San Antonio for a one-year Internal Medicine internship followed by Ophthalmology residency, both at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During her residency, she conducted research in diabetic retinopathy and optics, presenting at both the Alamo City Ophthalmology conference and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Following residency training, Dr. Whitney completed the ophthalmology board certification process, becoming a full member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She worked several years as a faculty member with the University of Texas Health Science Center, teaching ophthalmology residents and medical students. Dr. Whitney then moved into private practice, and continues to provide eye care to the Alamo City.
Dr. Whitney has experience caring for a broad range of eye conditions, including comprehensive eye care, diabetic eye care, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. She offers small incision, no stitch, cataract surgery with the latest premium intraocular lens technology, as well as laser assisted cataract surgery. She also offers refractive surgery such as LASIK, PRK, and refractive lens exchange.
In addition to her ophthalmology practice, Dr. Whitney is a fluent Spanish speaker, an avid musician and artist, and a Spurs fan. GO SPURS GO!
Certifications & Education
Undergraduate – Rice University. As a senior in high school, Dr. Whitney was accepted into the Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program, a combined 8 year undergraduate and medical school scholarship.
Medical School – Baylor College of Medicine.
Residency in Ophthalmology – University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.
Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 2011
Ophthalmology Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas