Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program

Program Medical Director & Selection Chair: Mark Mifflin, M.D., and Amy Lin, M.D.
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, M.D., Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Jeff Pettey, MD, Assistant Professor
Academic Program Manager: Elaine Peterson

We accept one or two fellows per year. As with most ophthalmology fellowship programs, this is not an approved PGY–5 ACGME position. It is, however, affiliated with an ACGME accredited Ophthalmology Residency Program. Malpractice insurance will be provided by the University, as was well as medical, dental, and other benefits. After beginning this fellowship, you will attend a scheduled orientation to explain in detail all benefits you and your family are eligible to receive as well as departmental policies & procedures and requirements. This is a one-year position beginning July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Mandatory orientation will take place the first working day of July.

At the John A. Moran Eye Center, the major emphasis will be on the medical and surgical treatment of cornea and external diseases, as well as extensive experience in LASIK and other refractive surgery. The fellow(s) will work closely with Mark D. Mifflin, M.D., Fellowship Program Director, and Amy Lin, MD. A significant number of anterior surgical cases will be performed. These include penetrating keratoplasty, lamellar keratoplasty, intraocular lens exchange, and phacoemulsification. The responsibilities during the year will include clinical research and medical student education.

If selected for this position, you will be required to obtain a Utah Medical License, a Utah Controlled Substance License, and a fee exempt DEA License. The total cost will be your responsibility. You will be required to obtain privileges with the University Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children’s Medical Center. All fees for privileges will be reimbursed by the Department of Ophthalmology. University policy requires original receipts for reimbursement. We will work closely with you to meet these requirements.

Since you will be expected to take call as a faculty member and obtain privileges at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center we can ONLY accept applicants who are US Citizens. 

You will also be required to sign a fellowship agreement. Included within this agreement is a covenant not to compete: “Upon termination or expiration of fellowship training/employment with University for any reason whatsoever, fellow agrees that for a period beginning with the date of termination and continuing for two full years thereafter, shall not, either directly or indirectly, within Wasatch, Salt Lake or Summit Counties; to include the entire Wasatch Front, engage in the practice of ophthalmology, either as an employee, individual, proprietorship, partner, shareholder, associate or consultant.”

Please submit your application through the San Francisco Match CAS system # 736.66. Also, please send a recent photo if you did not include with your SF Match Application to the address below:

Elaine Peterson
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Telephone 801.585.6701
Fax 801-581-5806

This position is listed with the Ophthalmology Fellowship Matching Program (#736.66)

San Francisco Matching Program
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco, California 94120-7584
Telephone 415.447.0350

Our application deadline through the San Francisco Match Program is September 1 and the interview date for fellowships starting July 1, 2016 will be October 24, 2015. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Elaine Peterson.