Ocular Oncology

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Eye Institute

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEl) in Nashville, Tennessee is actively seeking a fellowship-trained ocular oncologist to join our department. VEl is a large multi-specialty academic ophthalmology practice with multiple satellite offices and annual patient volume in excess of 160,000. The candidate will be joining an established, world-class retina division and multidisciplinary ocular oncology service with 10 current full-time retina faculty with subspecialty expertise in uveitis, pediatric retina, and inherited retinal disease.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has a top-ranked medical school, and VEI has highly competitive training programs. The candidate will actively participate in teaching and training residents and fellows. The retina division currently trains 3 vitreoretinal fellows and 1 ocular oncology fellow and has active clinical and basic research programs. Training in medical retina, surgical retina, or pediatric ophthalmology is desired but not required.


VUMC is Tennessee's only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute to treat people of all ages. VUMC provides multispecialty care and expertise in a full range of hematology and oncology services. Further, VUMC is an international leader in Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) care.


VEl seeks candidates who are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology or board eligible. This position is a full-time clinician-educator or clinician-scientist track in the department of Ophthalmology, but joint appointments in the departments of medicine and pediatrics would also be available. The position is open to current clinical faculty or those finishing fellowship training who are energetic, enjoy teaching and mentoring, are motivated to care for adults and children with various ocular tumors, including melanomas, retinoblastoma, and VHL, are interested in clinical research, and desire to be a part of a collegial and prominent academic ophthalmology department and multispecialty hematology and oncology VUMC team.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:


David Wallace, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor and Chair

Vanderbilt Eye Institute

2311 Pierce Avenue

Nashville, TN 37232-8808


Phone: (615) 936-1453

Contact email: Janelle.maddox@vumc.org


Ms. Janelle Maddox

2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
United States


VUMC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and, as such, is committed to taking affirmative steps to ensure that its work force reflects the community in which it serves.

Posting #

2023-11-14 (AdID:1112)