Cleveland Medical Center University Hospitals Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University Hospitals / Rainbow B&C Hospital / Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Instructor/ Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor - Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Cleveland Medical Center University Hospitals Eye Institute and Rainbow Children’s Hospital / Case Western Reserve University brings together world-renowned physicians and leading research scientists to prevent, treat, and cure the most prevalent and devastating diseases of the eye- all while training the next generation of ophthalmology experts.
The CMC UH Eye Institute and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital is seeking an academically-oriented pediatric ophthalmologist to join our Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus. Appointment at the level of Clinical Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor is available commensurate with experience.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate promise for research and teaching excellence; Associate and Full Professor candidates should have established a significant professional reputation regionally, nationally and/or internationally. Qualified applicants for Instructor should hold a doctoral degree and have completed at least several post-doctoral or fellowship years.
The Center has a large patient base, referral practice, and works with one of the top ranked NICUs in the country. The position entails clinical activity at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, and at 3-4 satellite clinics. Excellent diagnostic and surgical skills are required.
The department supports an 18 resident Ophthalmology training program, as well as a 1 year clinical and 2 year combined clinical and research fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology (AAPOS and AUPO approved). The residency has current ACGME Accreditation.
An interest in clinical or basic science research is preferred. There is well established clinical, basic science, and collaborative research facilities and opportunities (Top of the line animal research facilities, 2 clinical coordinators, tech transfer center, and established PEDIG site).
The successful candidate must maintain high clinical and ethical standards that will be carried into decision-making processes, adhere to compliance measures, establish and promote an atmosphere of unity through collaborative practice and effective communication between all staff disciplines, and foster a high level of patient and staff satisfaction.
The candidate must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Ophthalmology, with subspecialty training in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Candidate must also possess/maintain a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Ohio.
Interested individuals should submit their Curriculum Vitae and three letters of recommendation to one or all of the following:
Douglas J. Rhee, M.D. Professor and Chair Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences/ The UH Eye Institute University Hospitals/ Case Western Reserve University 11100 Euclid Ave., WRN 5068 Cleveland, OH 44106 Email- Douglas.Rhee@UHhospitals.org
Faruk H. Örge, MD William R. and Margaret E. Althans Chair and Professor Director - Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and University Hospitals Eye Institute Fellowship Program Director Associate Program Director - Ophthalmology Residency UH / CWRU SOM Medical Director for Quality – UH Eye Institute Associate Professor - Ophthalmology and Pediatrics Case Western Reserve University SOM Executive Editor - KTEF POEC (Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center) AAO ONE Network http://www.aao.org/clinical-education/pediatric-ophthalmology-education-center Phone: (440) 684 1743 Email- Faruk.Orge@UHhospitals.org
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis."
About Cleveland Medical Center University Hospitals Eye Institute
Under the direction of Douglas Rhee, MD, and recognized as one of the most respected academic medical centers in the country, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, together with Case Western Reserve University, provides superior patient care, advanced clinical technology and pioneering research to advance visual health.
In addition, our highly-trained physicians and scientists hold full-tim...e faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and oversee activities of the Visual Sciences Research Center and Visual Sciences Training Program. The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine ranks 5th in funding from the National Eye Institute. Major areas of research include
• Corneal inflammation and infections
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Genetic eye diseases
• Macular Degeneration
• Other retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa
The Eye Institute is also home to two state-of-the-art image reading centers – the Retinal Disease Image Analysis Reading Center (REDIARC) and the Cornea Image Analysis Reading Center (CIARC) (formerly the Specular Microscopy Reading Center [SMRC]) – that provide imaging data for both federal and corporate clinical trials across the country.
Our physicians also work in partnership with the greater Cleveland community through volunteerism, committee memberships and service as board members and trustees. Our outreach includes the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Eye Bank, Cleveland Sight Center, Free Clinic, Ohio Lions, and Prevent Blindness Ohio, which provides over 1,000 free eye exams per year to people without health insurance.