Program Director & Selection Chair: Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, Professor
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Distinguished Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Vice Chair of Education: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Associate Professor
Academic Programs Manager: Kellie Nelson
The John A. Moran Eye Center at University of Utah Health offers a two-year Retina Fellowship. We accept one new fellow each year and two the following year.
- August, 15, 2022.
- September 17, 2022
- September 18, 2022
- October 22, 2022
- October 23, 2022
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 the University provides AUPO compliant malpractice insurance as well as medical, dental, and other benefits.
Please apply through SF Match #4113.
Moran has 11 full-time retina faculty, including Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD, Professor; Monika Fleckenstein, MD, Professor; Eric Hansen, MD, Assistant Professor; Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, Professor; Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor; Rachael Jacoby, MD, Assistant Professor; Marissa B. Larochelle, MD, Assistant Professor; Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD, Professor; Akbar Shakoor, MD, Professor; Michael Teske, MD, Professor; and Albert Vitale, MD, Professor. The entire team provides extensive hands-on training in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina, and posterior uveitis at three busy teaching hospitals, including the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Primary Children's Hospital.
We offer ample opportunity and time for clinical and basic science research with the vitreoretinal staff and with our world-renowned basic science research faculty. The fellow will also help organize monthly imaging conferences and assist in resident and medical student teaching. Our retina fellowship also provides a unique two-week, fully-funded opportunity to do hands-on humanitarian retina clinics and surgery at one of our international ophthalmology training sites.
If selected for this position:
- 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 department-paid DEA license. You will also be required to obtain privileges with the University Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 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.
- A large portion of the retina fellowship is spent at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center and therefore we can ONLY hire U.S. citizens.
Any questions can be directed to Elaine.Peterson@hsc.utah.edu. Thank you for your interest in the Retina Fellowship program at the John A. Moran Eye Center.
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University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Vice Chair of Education
Rachel G. Simpson, MD, Associate Program Director
Meghan Johnson, Programs Manager, Academics
Kellie Nelson, Programs Manager, Academics
Chandler Thompson, Executive Assistant
Barbara Korous, Director, Operations