School of Medicine

John A. Moran Eye Center Fellowships

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

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

The John A. Moran Eye Center at University of Utah Health offers a one-year Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship. We accept one new fellow each year and are currently accepting applications for 2021-2022. The application deadline is September 1, 2020. The position begins July 1, 2021, and continues through July 3, 2022. An interview date has yet to be set.

As with most ophthalmology fellowship programs, ours is not an approved PGY-5 ACGME position. It is, however, affiliated with an ACGME accredited ophthalmology residency program, and is AUPO compliant. The University offers AUPO compliant malpractice insurance as well as medical, dental, and other benefits.


The Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus division at The John A. Moran Eye Center offers an intensive one-year clinical fellowship, which provides comprehensive training in both the medical and surgical management of a wide variety of pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus conditions. In addition, the fellow will have an opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical trials, investigator-sponsored studies and epidemiologic projects, and formulate study in an area of particular interest. Fellows can, therefore, expect to see conditions in the vision development of infancy and childhood, neonatal ophthalmology including retinopathy of prematurity, genetics, electrodiagnostic testing, ocular manifestations, pediatric ocular trauma to name just a few.


You must attend a scheduled orientation where we will explain in detail all benefits of the program as well as departmental policies and procedures and requirements. You will be required to obtain a Utah Physicians License, a Utah Controlled Substance License, and a fee exempt DEA license. You will also be required to obtain privileges with the University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We will work closely with you to meet these requirements.


Any questions can be directed to Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus fellowship program at the John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Health.