School of Medicine

John A. Moran Eye Center Fellowships

Ophthalmic Pathology/Research Fellowship


Applications must be received no later than noon, Friday, January 27

Program Medical Director & Selection Chair: Nick Mamalis, MD, Professor and Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, Professor
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Jeff Pettey, MD, Assistant Professor
Academic Program Manager: Elaine Peterson

Thank you for your interest in the Moran Opthalmic Pathology Research fellowship. 

The fellow will work under Dr. Nick Mamalis and Dr. Liliana Werner. He/she will learn the basics of both the gross and microscopic evaluation of ophthalmic histopathology specimens submitted to the laboratory. In addition, the fellowship involves both basic and clinical ophthalmic research. Fellows are involved in multiple projects involving cataract surgery, intraocular lenses, and anterior segment surgery in general.

Research projects are performed using cadaver eyes as well as animal eyes. Clinical research opportunities involve various clinical studies in areas as diverse as cataract surgery adjunct treatments, intraocular lenses, dry eyes, and ocular inflammation. In addition, the fellows are involved in ongoing research projects regarding the analysis of postoperative endophthalmitis/inflammation as well as ongoing studies of complications of foldable intraocular lenses.


Applicants should either have an MD or DO degree. In addition to your resume which you may have already forwarded, please send the following: a personal statement, three letters of reference, US-MLE steps 1, 2, or 3 scores, and any ECFMG certificates if applicable. If it is more convenient, you may simply forward your central application match packet.

This fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in ophthalmology as well as to obtain publications which would help to prepare for an ophthalmology residency program. The basic stipend is approximately $30,000 per year. However, the fellows will do preoperative physical examinations on surgical patients and may have an opportunity to work with Utah Lion’s Eye Bank.

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