Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology

The Department of Surgery/Division of Ophthalmology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is expanding and seeks an outstanding Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon.

The successful candidate will have a busy clinical practice at the UNM Hospital Eye Clinic. Applicants are expected to have completed surgical Vitreo-retina fellowship training. Duties for the position include sharing responsibility with existing faculty for clinical work, call, and teaching residents in vitreo-retinal surgery.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Individuals are expected to have a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching, and research in an academic setting.

Minimum Qualifications for position:

  • Completion of an Ophthalmology Residency Program
  • Completion of Vireo-retinal Fellowship
  • Board certified/eligible in Ophthalmology
  • Eligible for licensure in New Mexico
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications for position:

  • Experience in clinical education
  • Experience in clinical research

The UNM Ophthalmology program covers all facets of Ophthalmologic surgery. As part of the UNM Health System, the Eye Clinic provides a rewarding mix of tertiary and indigent care.

New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment for good reason. Albuquerque is a culturally rich and naturally beautiful metropolitan area. The people are friendly and the area has a lively arts scene, close to the galleries of Santa Fe and Madrid NM. Albuquerque is an attractive area for outdoor enthusiasts; we have year-round good weather and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM). There are two national laboratories nearby: Sandia and Los Alamos.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply for this position via UNMJobs website,, Posting# req12736, please attach electronic copies of a current CV and letter of interest to the application. For more information please contact Robert B. Avery, MD, PhD, and Professor of Ophthalmology at


Dr. Robert Avery, MD, PhD

2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States

Posting #

2020-05-09 (AdID:455)