Cornea/Refractive/Cataract Surgeon

University of Oklahoma
Dean McGee Eye Institute

The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) has a new opening for a Cornea and Refractive Surgeon and is seeking a talented fellowship trained ophthalmologist. This is a wonderful opportunity to assume an existing practice at a pace commensurate with your level of comfort.  This opportunity would include all aspects of medical and surgical cornea, including a large volume of endothelial keratoplasty, refractive surgery, and cataract surgery with the option to build a robust premium IOL practice if so desired.  There is also potential to assist in resident cataract surgery as well.    DMEI serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Oklahoma, however, it is a private 501c(3) group practice distinct from the University.   Each faculty has the benefit of a well-trained technician support team with subspecialty specific support as well as a personal assistant for scheduling surgeries, clinic etc.   The opportunity to practice at a satellite facility is also available depending on the individual preference, as DMEI currently has two satellite locations in the OKC metro area and one in Lawton, OK.  The majority of our surgical procedures performed are at the DMEI-owned and exceptionally well-managed ophthalmology-only ASC. 

The Institute provides more than 220,000 total patient visits annually in its 150,000 square-foot facility in downtown Oklahoma City and its 4 satellite locations.  DMEI increased the number of clinical lanes (now more than 120 at the main facility) by another 25% in August 2018 through our most recent renovation following opening of our 2011 expansion. The Department houses many National Institutes of Health-funded investigators greatly interested in collaboration and translational research. Many of the faculty serve in national leadership positions. We have a strong residency program with 5 residents per year, as well as an AUPO-compliant cornea/external disease/refractive surgery fellowship with one fellow per year.  Salary support is highly competitive.

Oklahoma City is the 20th largest city in the US, with a population of approximately 700,000 and a metropolitan area of 1.4 million.  The city is experiencing a major downtown renaissance and enjoys a low cost of living, a low unemployment rate, lots of sunshine, and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities (including NBA Thunder basketball).

Candidates must have completed an ophthalmology residency and a cornea fellowship, be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Oklahoma, and be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology (international pathway included). Training and interest in uveitis would be highly desirable.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in this exceptional opportunity will have the opportunity to serve a broad spectrum of patients and develop a very busy practice consisting of medical and surgical cornea, complex and premium cataract surgery, cornea and lens refractive surgery, and a wide spectrum of anterior segment conditions.  Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to:

R. Michael Siatkowski, MD
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 73104

Phone: 405.271.6363
FAX: 405.271.3013

The Dean McGee Eye Institute and the University of Oklahoma are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Shelley Robertson

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

Posting #

2024-05-07 (AdID:1215)