Ophthalmology Fellowship Program

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@utah.edu or 801-213-4132.

Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellowship Program

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 fellows 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.

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

Our faculty are excellent teachers and guides; each one gives personal attention to each fellow. Judith E. A. Warner, M.D., Professor, specializes in the clinical care of difficult neuro-ophthalmic cases. Bradley J. Katz M.D., PhD., Professor, has research interests in the genetics of neuro-ophthalmic conditions: anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, giant cell arteritis, and blepharospasm. Kathleen B. Digre, M.D., Professor, specializes in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, eye pain, migrainous visual phenomenon, and photophobia; and Alison Crum, M.D., Associate Professor who practices both neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic medicine provides medical and surgical treatments for visual disorders. Her interests include treatment of Graves' disease and treatment of papilledema. We hope you will inquire further about our fellowship.

Retina Fellowship Program

Moran has six full-time retina faculty, including Paul Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Professor; M.E. Hartnett, M.D., Assistant Professor; Rachael Jacoby, M.D., Associate Professor; Akbar Shakoor, MD, Professor; Michael Teske, M.D., Associate Professor; and Albert Vitale, M.D., Professor. They 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 at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children's Medical Center). 

Moran International Program

Thank you for your interest in the Moran International fellowship working with Geoffrey Tabin, MD. Please note this is a 2nd year fellowship, meaning a prior year in a United States program in Cornea, Glaucoma or Retina fellowship must proceed this fellowship. The fellow will spend approximately 6-8 months of the 12 month fellowship working in the developing world, teaching clinical and surgical aspects of ophthalmology. The balance will be spent at the John A Moran Eye Center.  

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

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