Christina M. Bui, M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Founder of Alamo Ranch Eye
Dr. Christina M. Bui was born and raised in South Texas. Her father and mother were immigrants from Vietnam during the war. Her father was an artist and painted signs to make a living in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her mother was a school teacher in Vietnam and became a seamstress at Levi Strauss to support her five children. After being on government assistance for a few years, they bought a home and raised five children. The Bui’s 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 and appreciation for education.
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. These skills were early signs of her excellent hand-eye coordination which would ease her into her studies of surgery. In addition to her skill in the operating room, children and adults love her bedside manner. 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 and children with special needs.
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 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2001, where she met her husband, Dr. Murali Mamidi, a pediatric anesthesiologist with Tejas Anesthesia. In 2005 she completed her ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University, being awarded Best Resident in Research. Dr. Bui attended business school at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2007.
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 2008-2010, she worked at Sudarshan Eye Experts (Brownsville, Weslaco, and Edinburg, TX) with Dr. Alexander P. Sudarshan, MD. From 2010 to 2011, she was a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a specialization in cataract surgery and pediatrics at Ophthamic Consultants of Texas in Harlingen and McAllen, TX. Dr. Bui has participated and organized humanitarian projects in Solapur, India and Ben Tre, Vietnam.
David Holck, MD
Alamo Ranch eye partners with David Holck, MD to offer care in oculoplastics and orbit.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Dr. Holck is a board certified ophthalmologist and Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has over 27 years experience in medicine and has limited his practice to oculofacial plastics, orbit, reconstructive, lacrimal surgery and ocular oncology for the past 18 years. He provides a wide range of services including functional and aesthetics surgery.
Dr. Holck has a B.S. in chemstry with honors from Miami University and recieved his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He complete ophthalmology residency training at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and fellowship training in oculofacial plastics and ocular oncology at Duke University Medical Center.
A former Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of Ophthalmology, he has also been Director of Oculoplastics and Ocular Oncology at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He was selected as the outstanding medical center physician (Gold Headed Cane Award) in 2005. Additionally, he initiated the first ASOPRS-approved oculoplastics fellowship training in South Texas, training both national and international fellows.
Dr. Holck is an active clinician-scientist who has authored over 100 research articles, chapter and is senior editor of the textbook, "Evaluation and Treatment of Orbital Fractures: a Multidisciplinary Approach." He is a senior Acheivement Award member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an executive member of ASOPRS. He served on the Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health and is on clinical faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as well as The Uniformed Services University of the Heatlh Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Holck has participated in numerous humanitarian medical and surgical mission trips to Africa, India, and Central and South America. He regularly teaches courses on facial trauma repair as well as aesthetic face, eyelid, and brow rejuvenation nationally and internationally.
Dr. Holck provides a wide range of services including functional and aesthetic oculofacial surgery, orbital, lacrimal, ocular oncology and reconstructive services.