Your Career
Can Change Lives

What We Offer

Pursuing a career as a retina specialist can be highly rewarding. As a retina physician seeking to impact the world, your work environment and support system is crucial to your growth and success.

We prioritize investing in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

We are focused on innovation and advancing the field of retina, to help patients through research on a national level.

Join a network of world-renowned retina surgeons with various subspecialties, providing unique clinical support and a collaborative culture.

Size is on our side when it comes to leveraging payers and dealing with a challenging business climate.

We celebrate autonomy and freedom to pursue academic, surgical and clinical goals.

Unmatched support from an established marketing team to successfully integrate new associates in their perspective markets and ramp up their business quickly.

“I feel incredibly lucky to be working for RCTX. Not only am I working with esteemed colleagues in the field, but I am able to provide my patients with the most current treatment recommendations, offer them clinical trials, and operate as much as possible.”
- Dr. Effie Rahman
“What I love most about RCTX is the uplifting work environment and the amiable staff. Their commitment to delivering outstanding patient care, coupled with compassion and respect towards every patient, truly stands out.”
- Dr. Christa Soekamto
“RCTX is a practice that values the highest quality of patient care as well as practice-wide camaraderie, personal career and academic advancement, and a work-hard play-hard culture.”
- Dr. Kenneth Fan
“The coolest part of RCTX is the ability for each physician to find their niche. After starting here, I was able to help jumpstart the Driving to Fight Blindness campaign which combines my interests in outreach, fundraising, and research. There is also a lot of opportunity to participate in clinical trials and attend meetings, and so I feel like I get the benefits of a high efficiency private practice without sacrificing academics – it’s a great balance.”
- Dr. Patrick Staropoli

Our Core Principles

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of clinical care in the field of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. Our physicians are skilled, experienced, and continually update their knowledge and skills through ongoing education and research.

We value collaboration and foster a team-based approach to patient care. Our physicians work closely with each other and other health care providers to provide comprehensive and coordinated care. If one of our physicians is unavailable, our other physicians will provide timely care to our patients.

We encourage participation in clinical trials and cultivate a culture of research to contribute to the advancement of the management of retinal disease, enabling patients to benefit from the latest breakthroughs.

We invest in cutting-edge technology and maintain state-of-the-art facilities to provide the highest quality of care, diagnostic accuracy, and surgical precision.

We strive to provide accessible and timely care to our patients. We maintain efficient scheduling systems, minimize wait times, and ensure that patients have easy access to our services, including urgent or emergency situations.

We recognize the emotional and psychological impact that vitreoretinal diseases can have on patients and their families. We provide a supportive environment, encouraging empathy and compassion.

We maintain the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our practice. Our physicians prioritize integrity, confidentiality, and respect, ensuring that each patient's rights and well-being are protected.

Our Recruitment Committee

You can expect to hear from a member of our recruitment committee to get the process started. We are looking forward to discussing opportunities at RCTX.

Kurt Defenbaugh


Matthew S. Benz, M.D.

Medical and Surgical
Retina Specialist

Kenneth C. Fan, M.D.

Medical and Surgical
Retina Specialist

James C. Major, Jr., M.D., PhD

Medical and Surgical
Retina Specialist

Amy C. Schefler, M.D.

Ocular Oncologist
Medical and Surgical
Retina Specialist

Sara Barbatano

Sr. Director of Marketing & Operations

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Our New Brenham Location is Now Open

We’re excited to announce that Retina Consultants of Texas’s new Brenham state-of-the-art retina center is now open. The new facility is less than a mile away from our previous Brenham location, at 2620 Becker Drive, Brenham, TX 77833. Learn More.

Our New Brenham Location is Now Open

Our new, expanded facility is located at 2620 Becker Drive, Brenham, TX 77833. Learn More.