The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) and the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology seek an exceptional specialist in vitreoretinal surgery to join our faculty, assume an established and busy practice, provide cutting-edge clinical and surgical care, and work in a Department with world-class research and highly competitive residency and fellowship programs.
State-of-the-art facilities include an efficient, DMEI-owned ambulatory surgery center and and a well-staffed clinical trials unit that provides administrative support for investigator-initiated and multi-center clinical trials. Our Department is among the top in the nation with regard to funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in cumulative support from Research to Prevent Blindness. Our NIH-funded investigators are greatly interested in collaborative and translational research. Considerable infrastructure is available for candidates with interests in age-related macular degeneration and other retinal degenerations, diabetic retinopathy, infectious and inflammatory eye disease, ocular immunology, wound healing, cell biology, and clinical research.
The Eye Institute provides referral services to the entire state of Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Our faculty provides 194,000 total patient visits per year and performs nearly 8700 surgical procedures annually in its ambulatory surgery center. Many members of the faculty serve in national leadership positions. DMEI is an independent 501c (3) institution that is located on the OU Health Sciences Center campus and houses the College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology. The education of medical students, residents, and fellows is seamlessly integrated into the clinical faculty practice. In 2011, a beautiful new building was dedicated to create a 148,000-square-foot clinical and research facility, and plans are underway to further expand our clinical capacity.
Our compensation package is very competitive, and the cost of living and unemployment rate in the Oklahoma City area are among the lowest in the nation. With a metropolitan area population of approximately 1.3 million, a newly refurbished airport, miles of waterfront parks, lots of sunshine, mild winters, a revitalized downtown that has become a model for other cities, and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities (include NBA Thunder basketball), the quality of life is truly remarkable.
This is an exceptional opportunity in a growing Institute and vibrant city with a supportive departmental culture of leadership and service. Candidates should be board certified or eligible and also eligible for medical licensure in the state of Oklahoma. Faculty rank is commensurate with experience. Further inquiries or letters of interest with curriculum vitae should be directed to:
Gregory L. Skuta, MD, President/Chief Executive Officer/E.L. Gaylord Professor and Chair, c/o Michelle Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dean McGee Eye Institute, 608 Stanton L. Young Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 Phone: 405.271.6363 FAX: 405. 271.3013 Website: www.dmei.org
The Dean McGee Eye Institute is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have completed a residency in ophthalmology, a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery, be board certified or eligible, and also be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Oklahoma.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary support and benefits are highly competitive.
About Dean McGee Eye Institute/University of Oklahoma
The Dean McGee Eye Institute is one of the largest and most respected centers for medical and surgical eye care in the United States, providing 194,000 total patient visits per year and nearly 8700 surgical procedures annually in its femtosecond-laser equipped ambulatory surgery center. In affiliation with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, its research and training programs are among... the most highly regarded in the country. Its basic research enterprise ranks among the nation's top departments in National Institutes of Health funding and in cumulative funding from Research to Prevent Blindness. Twenty-two of the Institute's ophthalmologists are listed in the Best Doctors in America and/or Castle Connolly Top Doctors, and many of its physicians and scientists are national and international leaders in their fields.