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Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellowship

Fellowship Director and Selection Chair: Mark Mifflin, MD
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Distinguished Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Associate Professor
Academic Programs Manager: Elaine Peterson, C-TAGME

We accept two cornea fellows per year. As with most ophthalmology fellowship programs, these are not approved PGY–5 ACGME positions, but are limited term instructor paid faculty positions. These are, however, affiliated with an ACGME accredited ophthalmology residency program, and sactioned through AUPO (Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology). Malpractice insurance will be provided by the University, as well as medical, dental, and other benefits. After beginning this fellowship, you will attend a scheduled orientation that will explain in detail all 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 following the 4th.

Interviews

The upcoming 2022 interview date will be:

  • Saturday, November 5

We request candidates visit our wonderful facility. Also, all of our attendings involved in the interview process do not always attend Academy, therefore we do not accept Academy interviews.

Please apply through SF Match #4167.

Emphases

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, fellowship program director, Amy Lin, MD, and Brian Zaugg, 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

Requirements

If selected for this position, you will be required to obtain a Utah Medical License, a Utah Controlled Substance License, and a department-paid DEA License. The cost of the Utah Medical and Controlled Substance licenses will be your responsibility. You will be required to obtain privileges with University of Utah Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children’s Hospital. All fees for privileges will be paid 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 U.S. citizens.

To Apply

Please apply through SF Match #4167.

Any questions can be sent to: Elaine.Peterson@hsc.utah.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the Moran Eye Center Cornea Fellowship Program.

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University of Utah School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

John A. Moran Eye Center
Academic Office
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Phone: 801-585-3719
Fax: 801-581-5806

Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Vice Chair of Education
Phone: 801-581-2352

Rachel G. Simpson, MD, Associate Program Director
Phone: 801-581-2352
rachel.simpson@hsc.utah.edu

Elaine Peterson, C-TAGME, Academic Programs Manager
Phone: 801-585-6701
elaine.peterson@hsc.utah.edu

Meghan Johnson, Program Manager, Academics
Phone: 801-213-4044
meghan.johnson@hsc.utah.edu

Chandler Thompson, Executive Assistant
Phone: 801-581-3023
chandler.thompson@hsc.utah.edu

Barbara Korous, Director, Operations
801-585-6143
barbara.korous@hsc.utah.edu