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Academic Pediatric Ophthalmology - Columbia, MO, USA

Job Description

Job Description


Pediatric Ophthalmology

University of Missouri, School of Medicine

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The University of Missouri’s School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology , is searching for a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist to join our team.

About MU Ophthalmology 

Eye care services provided include refractive surgery, cataract surgery, macular degeneration, retinal disease, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, ocular oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, plastic surgery, children’s eye care, low vision, trauma and treatment for many types of eye disease. Our faculty and staff feel privileged to care for Missourians and are committed to being a center of excellence for ophthalmology in the Midwest. 

In addition to treating more than 30,000 patients per year, our faculty and students conduct ground-breaking research in both the basic and clinical sciences. Research laboratories and support facilities span the entire second floor of the Mason Eye Institute with additional space located across the street at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. Research interests within the department are diverse and cover a wide range of ophthalmologic problems. 

Job Details 

  • Number of available positions: 1 
  • Meet our Team
    • Join a department of 12 ophthalmologists, 6 optometrists, 16 residents, and 3 fellows (retina, cornea, & glaucoma)
  • Responsibilities are: 
    • ~90% clinical
    • ~10% Teaching/education/administration
  • Clinic Locations
    • 3 Locations in Columbia
      • Mason Eye Clinic - University Hospital
      • Mason Eye Clinic - East
      • Mason Eye Clinic - Pediatrics
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment Available
    • Optos
    • Fundus Photos
    • ERG
    • OCT/HRT
    • Humphrey Visual Field
    • A-Scan
    • B-Scan
  • We offer opportunities to assist in the department's growth, the education of students, residents, and fellows, as well as  research   and scholarly activities.  


  • MD/DO 
  • Candidate must be board certified/board eligible ophthalmologist with required training in pediatric ophthalmology.
  • For the purposes of this application, board-certified/board-eligible physicians are considered experienced. 

Our Teaching Programs 

The University of Missouri School of Medicine Ophthalmology  Residency Program   is one of the premier ophthalmic surgery training programs in the United States. With internationally recognized faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, extensive research space, and a large and diverse patient population, we attract outstanding residents from around the globe. 

The University of Missouri/Mason Eye Institute is proud to offer three  fellowships   in vitreoretinal disease and surgery, glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, and cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery. 

About Us

MU is a level 1 Trauma center serving a wide catchment area in central Missouri. Approximately 300,000 exams are performed each year serving the University Hospital & Clinics, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and an imaging center.  

The University of Missouri, located in Columbia, has an average enrollment of 35,000 students and is Missouri's largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions.

Employees of the University of Missouri and University of Missouri Healthcare are eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Our Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit

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Employer: University of Missouri Healthcare
Location: Columbia, MO, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Ophthalmology
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