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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.

Interview Dates 2024

  • TBA

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.


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

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.

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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