Dr. Darrell E. Baskin is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in diseases of the retina and vitreous in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Baskin was born in East Texas and raised in West Texas. After graduating from high school in Lamesa, Texas, he attended Oral Roberts University. He completed his Doctor of Medicine and internship at Baylor College of Medicine before serving as a flight surgeon with the US Air Force.
He completed his ophthalmology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center here in San Antonio, and finished a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Baskin served in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center as the Director of the Retina Service. During his active duty time, he deployed to the Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, as well as on seven humanitarian missions in Latin America.
After separating from the military, Dr. Baskin became a medical missionary with Serge and joined a highly skilled medical team at Kibuye, Burundi, situated in East Africa to teach medical students, share the Gospel and provide surgical care in one of the poorest and most malnourished countries in the world. Although his time there was short, he was able to co-found Burundi’s first chemotherapy program for children with retinoblastoma, a uniformly lethal eye cancer in children. He remains active in international ophthalmology and returns to Africa as often as he is able.
Dr. Baskin speaks some French, Spanish and Kirundi.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Baskin is a member of the:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Retina Specialists
- Society of Military Ophthalmologists
- San Antonio Society of Ophthalmology
- Texas Ophthalmology Society
Dr. Baskin also enjoys teaching other medical professionals–some of his ophthalmology lectures can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/baskinase.