Dr. H. Michael Lambert, '70

Dr. Mike Lambert graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1970 with a major in Physics and a Summer Research project at the Laser Weapons Lab and a follow-on project at USAFA, followed by pilot training and assignment as a T-38 instructor pilot. He then entered Baylor College of Medicine, a residency at Wilford Hall and a fellowship at Duke University and then returning to Wilford Hall eventually becoming 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 University and Baylor College of Medicine and is currently a Clinical Professor at Weill Medical College (Cornell), the Blanton Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine and the 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 became his hallmark. He was listed on the peer nominated Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors and Texas Monthly’s SuperDocs from their inception until his retirement from full time practice. He serves on multiple charitable foundations and does charity care with I Care San Antonio. Married to Jenny since 1970, the couple now live in Austin, Texas. Mike was involved in ‘70s SEA Pavilion and Plaza of Heroes fundraising and development and is the Central Texas Chapter of the AOG’s President. He also serves on the advisory boards of several graduate-owned and internet related companies and has been involved in the development of angel investing groups and the Houston Technology Center.