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Fellowship Director and Selection Chair: Norm A. Zabriskie, MD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Chief Value Officer, Glaucoma Division Chief
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Distinguished Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Rachel G. Simpson, MD, Assistant Professor

We accept two positions per year. As with most ophthalmology fellowship programs, this is NOT a PGY5 approved ACGME fellowship position, but a paid limited-term, visiting-instructor faculty position. It is, however, affiliated with an ACGME accredited Ophthalmology Residency Program and AUPO affiliated. Malpractice insurance will be provided by the University as well as medical, dental, and other benefits.

After beginning this fellowship, you will attend an orientation on the first working day after the July 4th holiday to learn the policies and procedures and requirements of the Moran Eye Center. This is a one-year position beginning July 1 through July 10 of the following year. Due to state regulations and the mandatory affiliation with the Veteran's Hospital, we can only accept U.S. citizens.


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 Moran Eye Center's glaucoma division is comprised of internationally renowned faculty members with a special interest in teaching and training young colleagues. The team includes:

Teaching responsibilities, as well as clinical research, will be part of this fellowship. We do NOT offer Academy interviews as we require you to view our wonderful facility, and our glaucoma attendings do not attend academy at the same time.

Interviews/Application Deadline

Upcoming interviews will be held at the Moran Eye Center on the following date:

  • 2024 TBA

Please apply through SF Match #4075.


If selected for this position, you will be required to obtain a Utah Medical License, a Utah Controlled Substance License, and a fee-exempt DEA License. The total cost will be your responsibility. You will be required to obtain privileges with the 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.

Education Program Resources

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