The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI)/University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking a talented ophthalmologist with fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery and an interest in pursuing a career with a robust clinical and surgical volume, excellent clinical and basic research opportunities, faculty participation in outstanding residency and fellowship programs, and state-of-the-art facilities, including a DMEI-owned ambulatory surgery center.
The Institute provides approximately 200,000 total patient visits annually, completed a $47 million, 78,000-square-foot building expansion in 2011, and further increased the number of "retina-friendly" clinical lanes by another 25% in August 2018. The Department houses many National Institutes of Health-funded investigators greatly interested in collaboration and translational research (e.g., inherited retinal degenerations, age-related macular degeneration, bacterial endophthalmitis, animal models of uveitis, etc.). An outstanding Clinical Trials Unit also is available. Many of the faculty serve in national leadership positions. Salary support is highly competitive.
Oklahoma City, with a population of approximately 650,000 and a metropolitan area of 1.4 million, is experiencing a major downtown renaissance and enjoys a low cost of living and unemployment rate, lots of sunshine, and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities (including NBA Thunder basketball).
Candidates must have completed an ophthalmology residency and a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship, be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Oklahoma, and be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Training and interest in pediatric vitreoretinal surgery also would be desirable.
How to Apply
Individuals interested in this exceptional opportunity in a vibrant mid-sized city and growing Institute with a supportive departmental culture should send a CV and cover letter to:
Gregory L. Skuta, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair
c/o Michelle Holt
Dean McGee Eye Institute
608 Stanton L. Young Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73014
Dean McGee Eye Institute
608 Stanton L. Young Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73014
The Dean McGee Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma are affirmative action/equal opportunity institutions/employers. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.