Christina Bui, MD

Christina Bui, MD

Dr. Christina Bui is a comprehensive medical ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, and age-related macular degeneration.   She also manages eye infections, injuries, allergies, and meibomian gland dysfunction.  Dr. Bui has practiced ophthalmology for over 15 years.  In addition to private practice, Dr. Bui has served the San Antonio community for over 10 years as a volunteer physician at I-Care San Antonio/Haven for Hope and is a member of the Texas Medical Reserve Corp.

Dr. Bui is a native of San Antonio, graduating as Valedictorian of her John Jay High School class.   She received her magna cum laude undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University in 1997. She then graduated from medical school in 2001 and completed an internship in internal medicine in 2002 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  In 2005 she completed her ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University, being awarded Best Resident in Research.

Dr. Bui has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented research papers in the field of glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, retina, and neuro-ophthalmology.  From 2008-2012, she practiced at Sudarshan Eye Experts and Ophthalmic Consultants of Texas serving the Rio Grande Valley and from 2019 to 2020, was an associate at San Antonio Eye Center.  Dr. Bui has participated in and organized humanitarian projects in the Rio Grande Valley, Solapur, India and Ben Tre, Vietnam.

Dr. Bui was born and raised in South Texas. Her father and mother were immigrants from Vietnam during the war.  Her father was a well know author of Vietnamese literature.  After settling in America, he painted marketing signs to support their family in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Her mother was a school teacher in Vietnam and became a seamstress at Levi Strauss.  After being on government assistance for a few years, they bought a home and raised five children.  The Bui Family moved to San Antonio in 1988 and eventually saved enough to send all their children to college.  They raised their kids with a strong work ethic, appreciation for education and a desire to give back to the community which has supported her family.

Being the middle of five children, Dr. Bui developed an innate desire to excel in everything she does.  Among many childhood lessons from her parents were painting, sewing, and playing the violin.   Her compassionate understanding of Latino culture is evidence of her growing up in South Texas among Mexican-Americans.  She specifically has a special place in her heart for children of low-income families.

Dr. Bui is a regular volunteer physician at I-Care San Antonio, a charity eye clinic which serves the underprivileged and uninsured, including residents of the transformation campus at Haven for Hope, one of San Antonio’s largest shelters for the homeless, women from the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter, and other  low-income residents of San Antonio.  She was honored as the recipient of the 2019 Women in Medicine Leadership Award for Compassionate Care.

In her personal time, Dr. Bui enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters, enjoys giving art and cooking lessons to friends and neighbors, and volunteering in the community.

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