The Dell Medical School of The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an ophthalmology leader to establish a Department of Ophthalmology and lead the newly-endowed Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute (MSWEI). The Dell Medical School’s first class of 50 students started in 2016, with the explicit aim of creating a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School is creating innovative new models of care delivery, excellence in health care and biomedical research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education.
Dell Medical School is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities.
The Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute at Dell Medical School has been catalyzed by a visionary gift from the Wong family with the expressed purpose of developing a nationally recognized ophthalmologic center dedicated to developing outstanding person-centered eye care, training future leaders in Ophthalmology, and facilitating ground breaking research. Their vision is to have regional health care providers and payers provide new models for health promotion, health care delivery, and clinical care with an emphasis on elevating the care for the community’s underserved population. The generosity of this endowment will provide a unique set of resources with which the Eye Institute Director can shape the future of the Institute.
The Department and Eye Institute will play important roles in improving eye health and vision care in central Texas. The Eye Institute’s clinical services will be defined by the Institute’s Director, in concert with the School’s leaders. In its clinical initiatives, Dell Medical School’s strategy is to identify significant gaps in health outcomes in the community compared to those that the evidence documents as achievable, and to implement services to close those gaps. Dell Medical School is committed to measuring the health outcomes of care for every patient and to designing services that improve outcomes that matter most to patients.
The MSWEI represents an unparalleled opportunity for its inaugural Director to contribute to designing and building a new model of world-class, fully-integrated, patient-focused care, train a forward-thinking cohort of new leaders in the field, and contribute valuable new knowledge through insightful research programs.
As Department Chair, the Director will report directly to the Dean of the Dell Medical School.
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vita to DellMedicalSchool@merritthawkins.com. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Jay Torio, Senior Director of Academic Recruiting at Merritt Hawkins at (866) 406-0269. All applications will be handled in a security sensitive and confidential manner.
The University of Texas at Austin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. This position is security sensitive; conviction verification will be conducted on applicant selected.