Ophthalmology Fellowship Program

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Please note that ophthalmology fellowships are not ACGME approved fellowships, unlike our residency program. Cornea, Glaucoma, Moran International, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Retina Fellowships are post residency faculty appointed (visiting instructors) credentialed positions. Residencies must have been completed in the United States. Since a major portion of our fellowship training occurs at the Veteran's Administrative Medical Center which is federally funded, we can only hire U.S. citizens for these paid positions.

If you are interested in observational-only fellowships for foreign graduates, please contact Emily Olsen in our International Division at emily.olsen@hsc.utah.edu or 801-213-4132.

Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program

The major emphasis for this fellowship is on the medical and surgical treatment of cornea and external diseases, as well as extensive experience in LASIK and other refractive surgery. The fellow works closely with Mark D. Mifflin, M.D., Fellowship Program Director and Amy Lin, MD. A significant number of anterior surgical cases are performed.

Glaucoma Fellowship Program

This fellowship provides a very busy clinical exposure to all aspects of glaucoma with a heavy emphasis on surgical treatment. A large number of glaucoma procedures as well as phacoemulsification will be part of this surgical experience. The fellow will work closely with Alan S. Crandall, M.D., Professor; Norm A. Zabriskie, M.D., Associate Professor; and Craig Chaya, M.D., Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities as well as clinical research are part of this fellowship.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program

This program provides a very busy clinical exposure to all aspects of Neuro-Ophthalmology with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. The fellow will also be expected to participate in clinically related research as well as have teaching responsibilities. The fellow works with Kathleen Digre, M.D., Professor; Judith Warner, M.D., Professor; Bradley Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Alison Crum, M.D., Assistant Professor.

Retina Fellowship Program

This two-year retina fellowship offers the chance to work with five full-time retina faculty:  Paul Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D. Professor; Michael Teske, M.D. Associate Professor; Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, M.D. Professor; Rachel Jacoby, M.D. Associate Professor; Akbar Shakoor, M.D. and Albert Vitale, M.D., Professor. They will provide extensive hands-on training in adult and pediatric vitreo-retinal surgery, medical retina, and posterior uveitis at three busy teaching hospitals (Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children’s Medical Center).

Click here for information regarding the Moran International Fellowship Program.

For more information, please contact the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Academic Office at 801.585.6701.

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