Physician- Ophthalmology, Retina -133
The West Virginia University Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, announces an outstanding opportunity for a fellowship-trained Vitreoretinal surgeon (ranks available: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). The successful candidate will be expected to join the faculty rank at West Virginia University Eye Institute headquartered in Morgantown, WV. Successful candidate may also be assigned to provide services at other worksites, including but not necessarily limited to, West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., West Virginia University Medical Corporation doing business as “University Health Associates,” [etc.] located in West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and, as such, travel is anticipated and expected to fulfill said duties at these other worksites.
WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine is a 10-hospital $ 2.5 billion integrated health care delivery system anchored by a 690-bed academic medical center that offers quaternary care. WVU Medicine has 1,580 active medical staff members and 18,395 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.
The institute enjoys a growing department of 20 faculty members, including 4 retina specialist (two surgical and two medical), 12 residents and multiple fellows, including two retina fellows (one junior and one senior). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with an outstanding research team, multiple ongoing retinal clinical trials, four research clinical coordinators, multiple well-funded basic science researchers with sole focus on retinal diseases and 6 RO1 grants.
Duties: the adequate candidate will be comfortable diagnosing, treating and managing a high volume of medical and surgical retinal conditions with a high surgical volume expected from the onset. Additional responsibilities include mentoring and teaching retina fellows, ophthalmology residents and medical students alike.
Qualifications: Applicants must have MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible to obtain West Virginia medical license. Candidates must be board certified/eligible in Ophthalmology. Candidates must have completed a two-year vitreoretinal fellowship. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.
Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities. Morgantown is a vibrant college town in northern WV (about five miles from the PA border). It is about one hour from Pittsburgh and three from DC and Columbus. Downhill skiing is within an hour of Morgantown in Maryland and PA. West Virginia is an outdoor paradise with unlimited rafting, kayaking, and hiking opportunities. Wild and Wonderful -Almost heaven.
Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. To learn more, visit https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/eye/ and apply online at https://wvumedicine.org/careers/providers/.
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