Pediatric Ophthalmologist

University of Oklahoma
Dean McGee Eye Institute

The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI)/University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a fellowship-trained clinician-educator or clinician-researcher with expertise in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.  The service currently has two full-time and two part-time physicians, and one orthoptist. We have a busy clinical practice, an active ROP service in a 100-bed NICU, and an annual clinical and surgical volume of approximately 10,000 patient visits and 500 major cases, respectively. We have clinic facilities at DMEI (Health Sciences Center and Edmond locations) and the OU Children’s Physicians building, for a total of 13 fully equipped long exam lanes. Additional details regarding DMEI can be found at  We are recruiting for a full-time clinician to replace one of our current doctors, who is relocating in the third quarter of 2023. 

In addition to a busy medical and surgical practice, ample opportunities and support structures exist for both clinical and laboratory research.  The Department houses many NIH-funded investigators greatly interested in collaboration and translational work.   The Pediatric Ophthalmology Service is involved in PEDIG and the NEI-funded Amblyopia Treatment Studies, and we have a full-time staff of 3 in our Clinical Trials Unit.  The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) is unique in that it is an independent 501c(3)  institution that is located on the OU Health Sciences Center campus and houses the OU Department of Ophthalmology.  The medical staff includes a blend of full-time medical school faculty employed by the University, as well as clinical faculty employed by the Eye Institute, who work together seamlessly to provide high-quality comprehensive and subspecialty eye care to the state and surrounding region.  Many of our faculty have served in leadership positions in various national organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.  We have 20 residents in one of the country’s most competitive programs, and fellowship programs in glaucoma, cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and global eye care, with support for developing a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship in the future.

Oklahoma City provides excellent access to the entire country from a beautiful, newly renovated airport with non-stop flights to approximately 25 cities, including New York, Chicago, Washington, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Seattle.  Oklahoma City is a great place to work, one of the top 50 locations for business and careers by Forbes and holder of one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates.  With a metro area population of   1.3 million, Oklahoma City enjoys lots of sunshine, a low cost of living, and minimal traffic. The region has excellent public and private schools, and provides a very high quality of life for families, couples without children, and single professionals alike.  The metro area contains vibrant energy and banking sectors, an emerging biotech industry, and three major universities.   Relatively mild winters allow for year-round outdoor activities such as golfing, running, fishing, and camping. Oklahoma City is host to a variety of cultural events, from Broadway musicals and the ballet at the Civic Center Music Hall to rock concerts at the Paycom Arena.  The city has experienced a downtown renaissance with new hotels, restaurants, museums, and sports and entertainment facilities, and is proud to be the home of the NBA’s Thunder. A new central park, convention center and a whitewater boating facility have opened in the last several years. 

Salary support is extremely competitive and appropriately commensurate with experience.  Further inquiries and/or curriculum vitae should be directed to:

R. Michael Siatkowski, MD, MBA
CEO, Dean McGee Eye Institute
Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Oklahoma
608 Stanton L. Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
(405) 271-6363

How to Apply

Please refer to contact information above and send CV and letter of interest.


R. Michael Siatkowski, MD, MBA

608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
United States

Posting #

2022-12-14 (AdID:876)