Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery

University of Kansas
Department of Ophthalmology

At the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas, we are actively recruiting for a full-time Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Specialist as an assistant, associate or full professor, depending upon qualifications. 

Our department is fully accredited with three residents per year and we have faculty full-time in cornea, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, uveitis, vitreoretinal surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, optometry and oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery. The patient need is indeed great and the growing demands on our one full-time cornea specialist prompt our search for a second. 

Ten years ago, our department relocated to a new space with 17,000 sq. ft. in the City of Prairie Village just south of Kansas City, Kansas. Recently added is our on-site KU Eye Surgery and Laser Center, with two ORs and room for a third, a laser suite and four clinical lanes.  

We have online, internet-available imaging, including Humphrey automated visual fields, Heidelberg widefield SpectralDomain OCTs, Zeiss Visucam, Espion E2 Electrophysiology System, Heidelberg confocal system for retina and cornea, Konan Endothelial Camera, Zeiss Atlas and Galilei S4 corneal topographers and VISX IntraLase and refractive laser system, and have fully implemented medical records and imaging software (MERGE and FORUM). 

This is an opportunity for clinical or research faculty, as we have growing support from the School of Medicine for both arenas.

Candidates must: 

-be licensed in the State of Kansas or eligible for licensure in Kansas 
-be either board eligible or board certified in Ophthalmology 
-have successfully completed a cornea and external disease fellowship 
-have a demonstrated record of progressively responsible leadership in clinical activities and administrative roles 
-have strong organizational skills 
-have the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously 
-be able to manage competing and shifting priorities

Desired qualifications: 

Academic background involving teaching with interest in clinical or basic research is preferred. Successful experience in growing own research programs with the ability to obtain funding from public and private sources.

How to Apply

You may contact John Sutphin, MD, Luther & Ardis Fry Professor & Chairman, through his assistant Deb Kephart at (913) 588-6606 or by e-mail at or personally at

To view the full job listing and to apply online, please go to or and enter the position number of M0203740.


We look forward to hearing from you and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, be assured that any contact will remain confidential.


John Sutphin

7400 State Line Road, Suite 100
Prairie Village, KS 66208
United States

Posting #

2017-07-19 (AdID:31)