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Ophthalmic Pathology Pre-Residency Fellowship

Program Medical Director & Selection ChairNick Mamalis, MD, Professor and Liliana Werner, MD, PhD, Professor
Department ChairmanRandall J Olson, MD, Professor, CEO, John A. Moran Eye Center
Program DirectorJeff Pettey, MD, MBA, Associate Professor
Academic Program Manager: Kellie Nelson

About the Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Moran Ophthalmic 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.

Application

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 $35,000 per year.

Deadline for Applications: Feb. 7, 2023. Check back for application dates for the 2025 academic year.

Fellowship Contact

Diane Lund, Executive Assistant
Email: diane.lund@hsc.utah.edu

Education Program Resources

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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

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

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

Kellie Nelson, Programs Manager, Academics
Phone: 801-585-6701
kellie.nelson@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