After finishing all seven of her postdoctoral training programs, Dr. Chévez-Barrios joined the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine in 1996 as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Ophthalmology. Dr. Chévez- Barrios assumed her current positions at Houston Methodist Hospital in 2004 where she became Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology at Weil Cornel Medical College. She has current appointments of adjunct professor in the Department of Pathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Department of Ophthalmology at the Baylor College of Medicine.
She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, authored several book chapters and participated in lectures, meetings and visiting professor lectures, nationally and internationally, in the fields of Ophthalmic Pathology and Retinoblastoma. She is co-founder and co-director of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston since 2009. Pre-clinical models of ocular disease have been her research interest and recently obtained NASA funding for the study of microgravity effects in the eye (International Space Station effects). She enjoys teaching and the presence of students, residents and fellows of different programs and levels of training with whom she spends most of her day sharing experiences, cases and research.