Eric Crowell, MD, MPH

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McGovern Medical School, MD

UTHealth School of Public Health, MPH, Management and Healthcare Policy


Internship, Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School

Residency, Ophthalmology, McGovern Medical School

Fellowship, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Eric Crowell, MD, MPH, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the Clinical Director of UT Health Austin’s Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute. He specializes in uveitis and ocular immunology. Additionally, Dr. Crowell is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Crowell earned his medical degree from McGovern Medical School and his master’s in public health with a focus in management and healthcare policy from the UTHealth School of Public Health. He completed both an internship in internal medicine and a residency in ophthalmology at McGovern Medical School, where he served as chief resident and was named “Outstanding Resident.” He also completed a fellowship in uveitis and ocular immunology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, where he was awarded the Wilmer Fellow Teaching Award.

Dr. Crowell currently serves on the uveitis committee for the ONE (Ophthalmic News and Education) Network, a combined effort of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other leading ophthalmic subspecialty societies that come together to provide a global online platform designed to help clinicians keep up with current developments and maintain best practices. He is also active in clinical research activities regarding the treatment of ocular inflammation. Through his experiences, he has developed an interest in new applications in healthcare technology and ophthalmic research in pharmaceuticals and therapeutic devices as well as an interest in creatively expanding these instruments into global health settings.


  • General Ophthalmology
  • Uveitis and Ocular Immunology

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, McGovern Medical School
  • The Jennifer Thorne and Cross Family Research Grant Award, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
  • Wilmer Fellow Teaching Award, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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