Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS

  • Honorary Staff, Ophthalmology Division, Surgery Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Hamilton Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, UT Hamilton Eye Institute
  • Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center



MD - Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Internship - Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Opthalmology Residency - Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York

Clinical/Research Interests

  • Diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic cancers

Honors & Awards

  • Received Panamanian National Award of the Order Vasco Núñez de Balboa, in the grade of "Grand Officer,” from First Lady of Panama, Marta Linares de Martinelli; and received Keys to the City from Mayor Roxana Méndez of Panama City, Panama (2012)
  • Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology - President (2008-2009), Board of Trustees (2003-2010)
  • Wall plaque at St. Jude eye clinic dedicated to Dr. Haik by R. Brad Martin (former Saks CEO)
  • World Cataract Foundation - Freeman Vision Award (2008)
  • University of Tennessee Alumni Association Public Service Award (2006)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Regents (2004-2014)
  • National Advisory Eye Council (2003-2007)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Trustee-at-Large (2003-2007)
  • AAO Service Award (1987), Honor Award (1988), Senior Honor Award (1997), Life Achievement Honor Award (2009)
  • New York Ophthalmologic Society President (2007-2008)
  • Cyber-Sight ORBIS Telemedicine, member of the CYBER-SIGHT Advisory Board (2003-present)
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lifetime Honorary Membership (2001)
  • Memphis Business Journal Health Care Hero, Awarded Health Care Innovator of the Year (2001)
  • Best Doctors in America (2000-2012), America’s Top Doctors (2001-2012), and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer (2005-2012)
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, Outstanding Professor Ophthalmology (1986-1987,1989-1990, 1991-1992)

Selected Publications

Awdeh RM, Kiehna EN, Drewry RD, Kerr NC, Haik BG, Wu S, Xiong X, Merchant TE. Visual Outcomes in Pediatric Optic Pathway Glioma After Conformal Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Sep 1;84(1):46-51, 2012. PMID: 22607912 

Haik BG. Retinoblastoma management: connecting institutions with telemedicine, in Digital Teleretinal Screening, ed.Kanagasingam Y (New York: Springer, 2012), 181-192. 

Wilson MW, Jackson JS, Phillips BX, Buchanan J, Frase S, Wang F, Steinle JJ, Stewart CF, Mandrell TD, Haik BG, Williams JS. Real-Time Ophthalmoscopic Findings of Superselective Intraophthalmic ArteryChemotherapy in a Nonhuman Primate Model. Arch Ophthalmol Nov;129(11):1458-65, 2011. 

Wilson MW, Haik BG, Dyer MA. Superselective intraophthalmic artery chemotherapy: what we do not know. Arch Ophthalmol Nov;129(11):1490-1, 2011.

Shildkrot Y, Kirzhner M, Haik BG, Qaddoumi I, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW. The Effect of Cancer Therapies on Pediatric Anophthalmic Sockets. Ophthalmology Aug 17, 2011. 

Shildkrot Y, Thomas F, Al-Hariri A, Fry CL, Haik BG, Wilson MW. Socioeconomic factors and diagnosis of uveal melanoma in the mid-southern United States. Curr Eye Res Sep;36(9):824-30, 2011. Epub 2011 Jul 15. PMID: 21762015 

Haik BG. Eye outreach program: making an international impact. Bull Am Coll Surg Jan;96(1):12-20, 2011. 

Barb SM, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW, Phillips NS, Zou P, Scoggins MA, Li Y, Qaddoumi I, Helton KJ, Bikhazi G, Haik BG, Ogg RJ. Functional neuroimaging to characterize visual system development in children with retinoblastoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci Apr 20;52(5):2619-26, 2011. Print 2011 Apr. 

Gandhi PD, Fleming JC, Haik BG, Wilson MW. Ophthalmic Complications Following Treatment of Paranasal Sinus Rhabdomyosarcoma in Comparison to Orbital Disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg2011 Jan 14. 

Wilson MW, Qaddoumi I, Billups C, Haik BG, Rodriguez-Galindo C. A clinicopathological correlation of 67 eyes primarily enucleated for advanced intraocular retinoblastoma. Br J Ophthalmol Apr;95(4):553-8, 2011. Epub 2010 Aug 7. 

Finger PT; 7th Edition, AJCC-UICC Ophthalmic Oncology Task Force (committee of 45 members including Haik BG and Wilson MW). The 7th edition AJCC staging system for eye cancer: an international language for ophthalmic oncology. Arch Pathol Lab Med Aug;133(8):1197-8, 2009. 

Karcioglu ZA, Fleming JC, Haik BG. A prospective comparison of fine-needle aspiration cytopathology and histopathology in the diagnosis of orbital mass lesions. Br J Ophthalmol Jan;94(1):128-30, 2010. Epub 2009 Jul 23. 

Wilson MW, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Billups C, Haik BG, Laningham F, Patay Z. Lack of Correlation between the Histologic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Results of Optic Nerve Involvement in Eyes Primarily Enucleated for Retinoblastoma. Ophthalmology Aug;116(8):1558-63, 2009. 

Lawrence SD, Hoehn ME, Karcioglu ZA, Haik BG. An unusual case of retinoblastoma. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging May-Jun;40(3):296-9, 2009.

Wilimas JA, Wilson MW, Haik BG, Barnoya M, Fu L, Castellanos M, Bonilla M, Phillips B, Helveston EM, Luna-Fineman S, Ribeiro R, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Development of retinoblastoma programs in Central America. Pediatr Blood Cancer Jul;53(1):42-60, 2009. 

Balaguer J, Wilson MW, Billups CA, Mancini J, Haik BG, Qaddoumi I, Khoury JD, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Predictive factors of invasion in eyes with retinoblastoma enucleated after eye salvage treatments.Pediatr Blood Cancer Mar;52(3):351-6, 2009. 

Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW, Chantada G, Fu L, Qaddoumi I, Antoneli C, Leal-Leal C, Sharma T, Barnoya M, Epelman S, Pizzarello L, Kane JR, Barfield R, Merchant TE, Robison LL, Murphree AL, Chevez-Barrios P, Dyer MA, O'Brien J, Ribeiro RC, Hungerford J, Helveston EM, Haik BG, Wilimas J. Retinoblastoma: one world, one vision. Pediatrics Sep;122(3):e763-70, 2008. Review. 

Qaddoumi I, Nawaiseh I, Mehyar M, Razzouk B, Haik BG, Kharma S, Jaradat I, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW. Team management, twinning, and telemedicine in retinoblastoma: a 3-tier approach implemented in the first eye salvage program in Jordan. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug;51(2):241-4, 2008.

Bidar M, Wilson MW, Laquis SJ, Wilson TD, Fleming JC, Wesley RE, Ribeiro RC, Haik BG. Clinical and imaging characteristics of orbital leukemic tumors. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg Mar-Apr;23(2):87-93, 2007. PMID: 17413619

Gombos DS, Hungerford J, Abramson DH, Kingston J, Chantada G, Dunkel IJ, Antoneli CB, Greenwald M, Haik BG, Leal CA, Medina-Sanson A, Schefler AC, Veerakul G, Wieland R, Bornfeld N, Wilson MW, Yu CB. Secondary acute myelogenous leukemia in patients with retinoblastoma: is chemotherapy a factor? Ophthalmology Jul;114(7):1378-83, 2007. PMID: 17613328

Leander C, Fu LC, Peña A, Howard SC, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilimas JA, Ribeiro RC, Haik BG. Impact of an education program on late diagnosis of retinoblastoma in Honduras. Pediatric Blood Cancer. Nov;49(6):817-9, 2007. PMID: 17009236

Rodriguez-Galindo C, Chantada GL, Haik BG, Wilson MW. Treatment of Retinoblastoma: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Curr Treat Options Neurol Jul;9(4):294-307, 2007. PMID: 17580009

Wilson MW, Haik BG, Billups CA, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Incidence of new tumor formation in patients with hereditary retinoblastoma treated with primary systemic chemotherapy: is there a preventive effect? Ophthalmology Nov;114(11):2077-82, 2007. PMID: 17628684

Wilson MW, Haik BG, Billups CA, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Incidence of new tumor formation in patients with hereditary retinoblastoma treated with primary systemic chemotherapy: Is there a preventive effect? Ophthalmology 114(11):2077-82, 2007.

Wilson MW, Hoehn ME, Haik BG, Rieman M, Reiss U. Low-dose cyclophosphamide and interferon alfa 2a for the treatment of capillary hemangioma of the orbit. Ophthalmology May;114(5):1007-11, 2007. PMID: 17337066

Moshfeghi DM, Wilson MW, Grizzard S, Haik BG. Intraocular surgery after treatment of germline retinoblastoma.”Arch Ophthalmol Jul;123(7):1008-12, 2007. PMID: 16009848

Wilson MW, Haik BG, Liu T, Merchant TE, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Effect on ocular survival of adding early intensive focal treatments to a two-drug chemotherapy regimen in patients with retinoblastoma.Am J Ophthalmol Sep;140(3):397-406, 2005. PMID: 16138999

Ho VH, Wilson MW, Fleming JC, Haik BG. Retained intraorbital metallic foreign bodies. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg May;20(3):232-6, 2004. PMID: 15167733

Ho VH, Wilson MW, Linder JS, Fleming JC, Haik BG. Bloody tears of unknown cause: case series and review of the literature” Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg Nov;20(6):442-7, 2004. PMID: 15599244

Merchant TE, Gould CJ, Wilson MW, Hilton NE, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Haik BG. Episcleral plaque brachytherapy for retinoblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer Aug;43(2):134-9, 2004. PMID: 15236279

Last update: September 2012