School of Medicine

John A. Moran Eye Center Fellowships


Fellowship Director and Selection Chair: Alan S. Crandall, MD, Presidential Endowed Professor
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Jeff Pettey, MD, Assistant Professor
Program Manager, Academics: Elaine Peterson

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 June 30 of the following year. Due to state regulations and the mandatory affiliation with the Veteran's Hospital, we can only accept US 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 fellow will work closely with Alan S. Crandall, MD, professor, Norm A. Zabriskie, MD, professor, and Craig Chaya, MD, assistant professor. Teaching responsibilities as well as clinical research will be part of this fellowship. We have two interview dates for your convenience but do NOT offer Academy interviews as we require you view our wonderful facility and our three glaucoma attendings do not attend academy at the same time.


Interview options for the 2017-2018 fellowship will be held Saturday, October 29, and Saturday, November 5, 2016.


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. All fees for privileges 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.

You will also be required to sign a fellowship agreement. Included within this agreement is a covenant not to compete: “Upon termination or expiration of fellowship training/employment with University for any reason whatsoever, fellow agrees that for a period beginning with the date of termination and continuing for two full years thereafter, fellow shall not, either directly or indirectly, within 10 miles of the Moran Eye Center, engage in the practice of ophthalmology, either as an employee, individual, proprietorship, partner, shareholder, associate or consultant.”


Any questions can be directed to: Thank you for your interest in the glaucoma fellowship program at the John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health!