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Cornea/Refractive Surgery Fellowship

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.


The upcoming interview date will be:

  • 2024 TBA

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.


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 our cornea team, which includes:

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 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. Fees for the DEA license 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 calls 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.

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

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Contact Us

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

Rachel G. Simpson, MD, Vice Chair of Education
Phone: 801-581-2352

Sravanthi Vegunta, MD, Associate Program Director
Phone: 801-581-2352

Meghan Johnson, Programs Manager, Academics
Phone: 801-213-4044

Chandler Thompson, Executive Assistant
Phone: 801-581-3023

Barbara Korous, Director, Operations