School of Medicine

John A. Moran Eye Center Fellowships


Ophthalmology Fellowship Program

Please note that ophthalmology fellowships are not ACGME approved fellowships, unlike our residency program. Cornea, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, retina, and uveitis fellowships are post residency faculty appointed (visiting instructors) credentialed positions, sanctioned through AUPO (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology). 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 or in Moran's Global Outreach Division.

Fellowship Programs

  • 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, MD, professor, fellowship program director; Amy Lin, MD, associate professor; and Brian Zaugg, MD, associate professor. 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.

    Faculty: Mark D. Mifflin, MD, Fellowship Director; Amy Lin, MD; Brian Zaugg, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship Program

    We provide 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 Norm A. Zabriskie, MD, professor; Craig Chaya, MD, assistant professor; Rachel Simpson, MD, assistant professor; and Brian Stagg, MD, MS, assistant professor. Teaching responsibilities as well as clinical research will be part of this fellowship.

    Faculty: Norm A. Zabriskie, MD; Craig J. Chaya, MD; Rachel Simpson; Brian Stagg, MD, MS

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program

    Our faculty are excellent teachers and guides; each one gives personal attention to each fellow. Judith E. A. Warner, MD, professor, specializes in the clinical care of difficult neuro-ophthalmic cases. Bradley J. Katz, MD, PhD, professor, has research interests in the genetics of neuro-ophthalmic conditions: anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, giant cell arteritis, and blepharospasm. Kathleen B. Digre, MD, professor, specializes in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, eye pain, migrainous visual phenomenon, and photophobia. Alison Crum, MD, assistant professor, practices both neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic medicine and provides medical and surgical treatments for visual disorders. Meagan Seay, DO, assistant professor, specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and treats patients with diseases affecting the optic nerve and eye movements as well as neurologic diseases that affect vision. We hope you will inquire further about our fellowship.

    Faculty: Kathleen B. Digre, MD; Judith E. Warner, MD; Bradley J. Katz, MD, PhD; Alison Crum, MD; Meagan Seay, DO

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship Program

    The John A. Moran Eye Center at University of Utah Health offers a one-year Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship. We accept one new fellow each year and we are currently accepting applications for 2020-2021 (application deadline is September 1, 2019). The position begins July 1, 2020 and continues through July 3, 2021.

    Faculty: Robert O. Hoffman, MD; David C. Dries, MD; Marielle P. Young, MD; Leah A. Owen, MD, PhD; Griffin Jardine, MD

  • Retina Fellowship Program

    Moran has ten full-time retina faculty, including Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD, professor; Monika Fleckenstein, MD, professor; Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, professor; Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, professor; Michael Teske, MD, professor; Albert Vitale, MD, professor; Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD, assistant professor; Rachael Jacoby, MD, assistant professor; Marissa B. Larochelle, MD, assistant professor; and Akbar Shakoor, MD, assistant professor. They provide extensive hands-on training in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, and posterior uveitis at three busy teaching hospitals including the Moran Eye Center at University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children's Hospital.

    Faculty: Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD; Monika Fleckenstein, MD; Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD; Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD; Michael P. Teske, MD; Albert T. Vitale, MD; Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD; Rachael S. Jacoby, MD; Marissa B. Larochelle, MD; Akbar Shakoor, MD

  • Uveitis Fellowship Program

    The John A. Moran Eye Center at University of Utah Health offers a one-year Uveitis Fellowship. We accept one new fellow each year and are currently accepting applications for 2020-2021 (application deadline is August 15, 2019). The position begins July 1, 2020 and continues through July 3, 2021.

    Faculty: Marissa B. Larochelle, MD; Akbar Shakoor; Albert T. Vitale, MD

  • Global Fellowship Program

    Thank you for your interest in the Moran International fellowship. Please note this is a second-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 six to eight 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.

    Faculty: Craig J. Chaya, MD; Jeff Pettey, MD

For more information, please contact Elaine Peterson, C-TAGME, Program Manager, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Office at 801-585-6701.

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