Dr. Pate is a clinical associate professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. There he is a clinical attending in the Ocular Diagnostic/ Medical Eye Services, Neuro-ophthalmology clinics. His also the course master for the third year clinical medicine course in which students are taught a variety of topics from a medical view point with a MD co-lecturer.
He also provides care for the indigent at the San Jose Clinic where he is the clinic. These clinics serve the poor, and the patients are largely immigrants to the US from Mexico and Central America. There is a large percentage of patients with pathology at those clinics.
He is also on the board of directors for a foundation providing medical, dental and optometric care in Honduras. He also leads medical missions teams to Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Vietnam.
Dr. Pate is also an adjunct faculty member for three neurology and one occupational medicine residency programs. He provides lectures and clinical supervision for the residents and fellows in these programs. He also routinely lectures for the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Department and Methodist Cornell Family Medicine.
If he has any free time, he like spending time outside and on the water.