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Fellowship Director: Akbar Shakoor, MD, Associate Professor
Department Chairman: Randall J Olson, MD, Distinguished Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program Director: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Associate Professor
Academic Programs Manager: Elaine Peterson, C-TAGME

The John A. Moran Eye Center at University of Utah Health offers a one-year Uveitis Fellowship. We accept one new fellow each year. 

Application Deadline

  • September 1, 2022

Interview Dates

  • Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Sunday, September 18, 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 sanctioned through AUPO. Malpractice insurance as well as medical, dental, and other benefits are provided by University of Utah Health.

Please apply through SF Match #5144.

Emphases

The uveitis and ocular immunology 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 ocular inflammatory diseases. 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. Ours is the only uveitis service in the Mountain West, drawing patients from six neighboring states and beyond, and is unique in being the consulting service for patients with ocular infectious and inflammatory disease for the divisions of infectious disease, adult and pediatric rheumatology, internal medicine and the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

Fellows can, therefore, expect to see the full spectrum pathology, from the routine and common to the unusual and complex, infectious and non-infectious anterior, intermediate, posterior and panuveitis, pediatric uveitis, ocular complications of HIV/AIDS, autoimmune retinopathy, and neoplastic disease. Fellows will be trained in both medical and surgical diagnostic and therapeutic modalities including the appropriate use of laboratory investigations and ancillary testing, the application and interpretation of multimodal imaging, the safe and effective implementation of immunomodulatory therapy, and proficiency with uveitic cataract surgery, anterior chamber, and vitreous biopsy techniques and the implantation of sustained-release intravitreal steroid devices.

Fellows will rotate with Albert Vitale, MD, Professor; Akbar Shakoor, MD, Associate Professor; and Marissa Larochelle, MD, Assistant Professor, and will be expected to assist the residents with in-hospital uveitis consultations.

Requirements

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 of Utah Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We will work closely with you to meet these requirements.

Questions?

Any questions can be directed to Elaine.peterson@hsc.utah.edu. Thank you for your interest in the uveitis fellowship program at the John A Moran Eye Center.

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Education Program Contacts

University of Utah School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Moran Eye Center
Academic Office
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Phone: 801-585-3719
Fax: 801-581-5806

Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Vice Chair of Education
Phone: 801-581-2352

Rachel G. Simpson, MD, Associate Program Director
Phone: 801-581-2352
rachel.simpson@hsc.utah.edu

Elaine Peterson, C-TAGME, Academic Programs Manager
Phone: 801-585-6701
elaine.peterson@hsc.utah.edu

Meghan Johnson, Program Manager, Academics
Phone: 801-213-4044
meghan.johnson@hsc.utah.edu

Chandler Thompson, Executive Assistant
Phone: 801-581-3023
chandler.thompson@hsc.utah.edu

Barbara Korous, Director, Operations
801-585-6143
barbara.korous@hsc.utah.edu