Felix N. Sabates, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Department(s) of Ophthalmology
Meet Felix Sabates
Dr. Felix N. Sabatés is a nationally known Kansas City ophthalmologist and founder and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He also founded the Sabatés Eye Centers and the Eye Founddation of Kansas City. He currently is Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the UMKC School of Medicine.
Sabatés was born on July 12, 1930, in Camaguey, Cuba, and in 1956 moved to the United States. He became a U.S. citizen in 1963, facilitated by a special Act of Congress. He holds a medical degree from the University of Havana Medical School, Havana, Cuba. He completed post-graduate training in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and residency training at the University of New York. He was a Fellow at Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and a Fellow at the Retina Foundation, both in Boston,
He taught at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo, before moving to Kansas City and his post at the UMKC School of Medicine. He has been a visiting professor at many universities in the United States and throughout Europe and South America.
Sabatés resides in Kansas City with his loving partner and wife, Carmen.