Careers / West Coast

Boise, ID

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

St. Luke's Children's Hospital is currently seeking a full-time Pediatric Ophthalmologist. This team currently consists of 2 Ophthalmologists and 1 Optometrist and specializes in the care of diseases and conditions of the eyes in infants, children, and adolescents, including strabismus, amblyopia, eye misalignment, cataracts, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, nystagmus, and retinopathy of prematurity. The team also cares for adults with strabismus.  The team participates in clinical research through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group.

St. Luke's Children's Hospital will be opening the new, state-of-the-art Idaho Elks Children's Pavilion in early 2019. This project is a $42 million, 4-story, 85,000 square foot central building for all of our Pediatric specialties and services under the same roof. For safe, direct access, the Children's Pavilion will connect to our Hospital via sky bridge. 


  • Highly competitive guaranteed base salary with potential production and quality incentives;
  • Generous recruitment incentives may include a sign on bonus, loan repayment, fellowship stipend and relocation;
  • Hospital employed with great benefits, retirement, malpractice, vacation and CME allowance;
  • Medical education opportunities available teaching med students and residents; 



  • Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest employer, has been recognized for distinguished patient care, named a best state to practice, and rated in the top 15 health systems in the country by Truven Health Analytics for five consecutive years. St. Luke’s is a locally owned and operated, physician-led, not-for-profit health system that is proud to deliver evidence-based, patient centered care. As a member of NACHRI, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital is committed to providing high quality healthcare to children throughout the region. 

*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

Posted: 03/19/2019

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Northern California

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

 It takes a big heart to treat little ones.

The B/E or B/C Pediatric Ophthalmologist will join a successful practice that was started by the existing Pediatric Ophthalmologist in 1993. This opportunity is available now because of the high volume of patients who have to wait 14 to 16 weeks to be seen. Additionally, the practice would like to pick up failed vision exams again instead of turning them away since there is not enough time to do them.

This physician now sees 25 to 30 patients per day and has surgery approximately 7 ½ hours per week. You will have 4.5 days work week with a staff that is highly trained and child-friendly. The office is very organized and efficient and is well equipped with M and S Technology. There is a play area for the children and TVs in each room to help focus their attention. The Pediatric Ophthalmologist has created a fun and happy environment.

There is an excellent payor mix in this practice resulting in financially sound reimbursements. The mix is approximately 40% PP0, 30% HMO, 20% patient pay, 6% Medi Cal, and 4% Medicare.

The Pediatric Ophthalmologist with whom you would work completed her Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Her Ophthalmology Residency was completed at UC Davis, Sacramento CA as was her medical school training. For more information, please go to

 The Practice

Practice the full range of care with the exception of ROP. You will serve a patient population from newborns to adults in their 90s (strabismus care only). There are two nearby surgery centers in which you would work.

Cover your own patients during the week and have a superb call arrangement with only two weekends per year and no ER call! You may have consults with the pediatric intensivists and neonatologists.

Have an excellent referral base of over 500 resulting in a great variety of cases from routine to rare. You will have a network of high caliber pediatric specialists available to you such as retina, cornea, neurology, neurosurgery, glaucoma, etc. for consults and referrals.

Teaching is available in this practice and an option for you if you are interested in training. There are two FP residency programs and the ophthalmology resident from the University California, Davis (who is on the pediatric ophthalmology rotation) that rotate through the office.

You will have the autonomy to build and run your own practice with the support of a highly experienced and respected Pediatric Ophthalmologist to mentor you clinically and in the overall business operations of the practice. The staff has high morale and there is low turnover resulting in a professional, family-oriented atmosphere.

The Independent Physician Association

You can belong to Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), a 500+ independent physician association (IPA) whose mission is to promote an efficient practice environment for independent physicians to deliver excellent healthcare to their patients and communities. This successful IPA provides support and leverage in contracting with a variety of insurance companies. SIP serves patients in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo Counties and provides access to more than 1,000 specialists (through Sutter Physician Alliance) in the region.

Sutter Physician Alliance (SPA) is a single-aligned network that is comprised of three primary medical groups. The three medical groups are SIP, Sutter Medical Group (based in Sacramento), and Sutter North Medical Group (based in Yuba City). Besides access to over 1,000 specialists, SPA provides patient access to Sutter’s advanced medical technology, five convenient hospitals, and many physician offices within the community.

Compensation and Benefits

A market competitive salary is offered with the potential to become a partner after two years. Once a partner, the compensation is based on productivity, providing you with great potential to increase your earnings. This system is based on fair and equitable principles with the Pediatric Ophthalmologist.

Along with this compensation is a comprehensive benefits package. This package includes professional liability coverage, health insurance, vacation, CMEs, and a SEP IRA (once you qualify).

The Community

Sacramento, the state capital of California, is a thriving city with a metropolitan area of nearly 2 million residents who enjoy an abundance of recreational, cultural, and educational activities; and affordable housing. This region is expected to grow by 50 percent from a 2000 population of 2.84 million to 4.27 million by 2025. It is a progressive city with a diverse economy that continues to grow in business and population.

Sacramento has the title of the city of rivers and trees and is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and 383 miles north of Los Angeles. There are a thousand miles of Delta waterways, the American River and Sacramento River to play on, the American River Parkway bike trail to ride on, and numerous cultural, fine arts, and musical events. The Sacramento Kings, along with the River Cats minor league baseball franchise, provide excitement to the sports enthusiasts.

The economy in the region is over $60 billion per annum. Agriculture and commerce blend creatively. Over the years, high-tech companies have taken note of the area’s amenities and moved here, and now the high-tech output of the region places Sacramento at 21st out of 100 other metro areas. Sacramento has numerous community colleges along with California State University, Sacramento, and is a short drive to the University of California, Davis.

Year-round opportunities for outdoor fun abound in and around Sacramento, including water skiing, snow skiing, fishing, backpacking, boating, kayaking, white water rafting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and wine tasting, all within a short drive from Sacramento. Closer to home, enjoy symphony concerts, Broadway performances, fine dining, jazz weekends, farmers markets, community arts and crafts, festivals, mall shopping, antiques, gifts, and boutique shopping. Go to for more information.

For additional information regarding this excellent practice opportunity, please contact:

Krysta Burris

Physician Recruiter

Sutter Health

(800) 650-0625

Posted: 02/13/2019

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Portland, OR

Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Casey Eye Institute is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Applicants at the Professor or senior Associate Professor level will be considered. The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, known as the Elks Children's Eye Clinic, currently includes 6 pediatric ophthalmologists, 1 pediatric optometrist, and 6 orthoptists.

Thanks to a $20 million pledge from the Oregon State Elks in support of pediatric eye care, OHSU recently broke ground on a $50 million, 60,000 square-foot building that will be named the Oregon Elks Children's Eye Clinic. The new building will sit beside the OHSU Casey Eye Institute, which has been the hub of the OHSU ophthalmology department since 1991. This position will be an opportunity for the candidate to create a vision for the future of pediatric ophthalmology regionally, nationally, and internationally.

This position will be part of the OHSU Casey Eye Institute, which is a highly-regarded department including 56 ophthalmoloigsts, 7 optometrists, and numerous basic science faculty. Other subspecialty services include cornea, retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics, ophthalmic pathology, oncology, uveitis and ocular immunology, low vision, and ophthalmic genetics. We have a strong residency program with 15 residents, and 9 clinical fellowship programs (including pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus). Ophthalmic surgery, both for adult and pediatric patients, is performed in a fully-staffed ophthalmic operating suite at the OHSU Casey Eye Institute. In addition, OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is a dedicated pediatric hospital with world-class experts who offer a full spectrum of primary and specialized pediatric care. We typically rank #2-#7 nationally in NIH research funding compared to other ophthalmology departments.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a candidate who is interested in a solid career in academic ophthalmology in a world-class setting for clinical practice, education, and research. The ideal candidate will be devoted to clinical excellence, to advancing our knowledge of understanding and treating ocular diseases, and to promoting medical education. Candidates must be certified and maintain certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and must have completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

For more information or to submit an application, please visit our website. Reference recruitment: IRC73637.

Please also send a CV and cover letter to:

Michael F Chiang, MD
Associate Director, Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Posted: 10/03/2018

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Seattle, WA

Assistant, Associate or full Professor Specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology

Position Description: Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington are currently recruiting for a full-time physician specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology to begin next year.

This position will be based primarily at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and its affiliated satellite locations but may include practice at other University of Washington affiliate sites which include UW Medical Center. This non-tenured, multi-year and 12-month service period appointment will be made at rank commensurate with qualifications of Assistant, Associate or full Professor.

Responsibilities include: clinical care, resident supervision and training in both the outpatient and operating room settings, and teaching of medical students. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to scholarship in ophthalmology. Candidates will be expected to provide pediatric care, including treatment of consult and emergency patients and surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington affiliated hospitals, which include UWMC and Harborview Medical Center.


  • Candidates must have an MD degree (or foreign equivalent) and have completed ophthalmology residency (or foreign equivalent). Qualified candidates of all levels of experience will be considered.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in academic ophthalmology with particular emphasis on teaching of residents and medical students. Contributions to scholarship in the field are expected. Applicants must be Board-certified (or foreign equivalent) or Board eligible and eligible for licensure in the State of Washington.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S,) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint. Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities.

The Department of Ophthalmology seeks candidates who are committed to working with diverse community populations. We actively welcome and engage faculty, students and staff from diverse backgrounds and reflect the importance of diversity through leadership and innovation within education, research, and patient care. All are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter and cv here

Questions may be referred to:

Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, D Phil
Chief of Ophthalmology Seattle Children’s Hospital

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted: 08/01/2018

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San Diego, California

Physician Specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology

FACULTY POSITION IN PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY AND STRABISMUS (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In-residence)

The Department of Ophthalmology at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. The Department of Ophthalmology, ShileyEye Institute, UCSD Vision Research and Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego are expanding. The Department is recruiting for a full-time physician specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology.

The position will be an academic appointment with clinical, educational and research responsibilities. Clinically, the candidate will contribute to a robust pediatric ophthalmology practice serving the children of San Diego at both Rady Children’s Hospital via the Rady Children’s Health Network and the UC San Diego Ratner Children’s Eye Center. The amalgamation of Rady and UCSD resources into one program represents an exciting and unique opportunity.

Candidates must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology. Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in Ophthalmology and have, or be eligible for a California medical license. Candidates must have strong clinical skills, outstanding productivity and interest in research.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system. Please see link to the application below. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran’s status.


  • Must be M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
  • Must be fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology or eligible for board certification
  • Eligible for a California medical license
  • Curriculum Vitae – your most recently updated CV
  • Cover letter
  • References: 3 letters of reference required
  • Any miscellaneous or additional information (optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity: applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information

For more information on the Department of Ophthalmology, please visit: UC San Diego Health or Shiley Eye Institute.


Posted: 06/13/2018

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Portland, Oregon

BE/BC Ophthalmologist Fellowship

Dever’s Eye Institute part of Legacy Health is currently recruiting for a BE/BC Ophthalmologist fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology for a medical and surgical practice in Portland Oregon. This position will report to the Chenoweth Chair for Ophthalmology and will have a close relationship to key providers of Randall Children’s Hospital

Devers is known internationally for treatment and research for diseases of the Retina, Cornea, Glaucoma, and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Devers trains both fellows and residents, and it provides extensive Comprehensive Ophthalmology services, as well as Ocular Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Contact Lens and Vision Rehabilitation services. The institute is well supported by world renown scientists who seek new knowledge and insights into all aspects of ophthalmic diseases. We are best recognized internationally in four areas:

  • Glaucoma, especially as that relates to damage and remodelling of the optic nerve,
  • Innovations in corneal transplantation,
  • Uveitis and all aspects of inflammation in and around the eye,
  • The epidemiology of ocular diseases, especially glaucoma.

We participate actively in clinical trials including ones related to retinal disease, glaucoma, and corneal disease.

For decades Randall Children’s Hospital has been a regional leader in providing excellent care to infants, children and teens in Portland and the Pacific Northwest and is one of Oregon’s largest providers of high acuity pediatric inpatient and trauma services. Randall Children’s Hospital medical staff is made up of more than 600 physicians, including pediatric medical and surgical specialists, hospitalists and community pediatricians. Randall Children’s Hospital receives nearly 100,000 patient visits per year. The Children’s Emergency Department is Oregon’s busiest, with more than 25,000 visits annually. Randall Children’s Hospital is a teaching facility for medical students and residents. Pediatric Critical Care coverage is provided by 24/7 in- house Pediatric Intensivists in the ICU.

Devers Eye Institute and RCH are part of Legacy Health recently selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 50 medium sized organizations to work for in the United States. We are a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization for federal loan forgiveness.

As we consider qualified candidates, we are committed to building a culture that values diversity and is reflective of those we care for.

Portland is a city that continually ranks in the top five for livability and includes both urban and family-friendly communities. Approximately 17,000 workers bike to work year-around on 350 miles of bikeways making Portland the number one city in the U.S. for biking. Portland has a wide array of nationally recognized parks for hiking and off-road biking. Portland is a sophisticated city offering diverse cultural activities including a wide range of theater, musicals and museums open throughout the year. In the spring and summer months, Portlanders gather on the waterfront for concerts and fun activities If your desire is to step out of the city, take a hike in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, hit the slopes of Mt. Hood or catch a wave off the Oregon Coast – all a short drive from Portland.

Candidates can apply online at Legacy Health and attach a CV to the application. Please apply for position number 17-3048.

For additional information, please contact:

Vicki Owen
Phone: 503 415-5403


Posted: 04/18/2018

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