Dr. H. Michael Lambert, '70

Dr. H. Michael (Mike) Lambert graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1970, followed by pilot training and an assignment as a T-38 instructor pilot. He entered Baylor College of Medicine, pursuing a residency at Wilford Hall and a fellowship at Duke University. He later returned to Wilford and rose to Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Chief of the Division of Surgery and Consultant to the Surgeon General. Colonel Lambert retired from Air Force active duty in 1990 and served on the faculties at Emory and Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently on the clinical faculties of Baylor, Weill Cornell, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He founded Retina and Vitreous of Texas, and is a prolific author and worldwide lecturer. He holds several patents and invented numerous instruments to assist in the complex vitreoretinal surgeries that have become his hallmark. Based in Houston, he has served on numerous professional and foundation boards. Married to Jenny since 1970, the couple retired to Austin, Texas, in 2012. He plans to continue his surgical work through a foundation for charity patients in Houston, in addition to serving as a board member at multiple foundations. He also serves on the advisory boards of several graduate-owned companies and is currently exploring further graduate involvement through an angel investment network.