Dr. Chirag Jhaveri


Retina Surgeon Austin

Dr. Chirag Jhaveri is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases of the retina and vitreous. He completed his undergraduate degree in the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He returned to his hometown of Houston and attended Baylor College of Medicine. After finishing his internship at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, he completed his residency at LSUHSC and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans where he served as chief resident his final year. Interested by the complex pathology and intricate surgeries of vitreo-retinal diseases, he completed a prestigious fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

After completing his fellowship and gaining valuable experience in rare retinal diseases, Dr. Jhaveri returns to the site of his college alma mater, Austin.

In addition to diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and complex retinal surgery, Dr. Jhaveri also has an interest in rare white spot syndromes, ocular melanomas and complex secondary intraocular lens cases.

Since January 2016, Dr. Jhaveri has served as Vice Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR).

Dr. Jhaveri is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and conversational Spanish.


Certifications: Fellow, American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellowship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Residency: Louisiana State University/Ochsner – New Orleans, Louisiana
Internship: Emory University School of Medicine – Atlanta, Georgia
Graduate: Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Texas, Austin, Texas. College of Liberal Arts – Plan II Honors Degree with high honors
Licenses: Texas
Additional Languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi


  • Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR) Vice Chair, January 2016 – present
  • Affiliate Faculty appointment, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, 2016-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Texas A&M University of Medicine, 2014-present
  • LSU/Ochner Chief Resident, 2009-2010