Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Pediatric or Retina Specialist with an Interest in ROP - Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Pediatric or Retina Specialist with an Interest in ROP - Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 23000151

Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceatMcGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houstonis recruiting a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist or retina specialist with interest and training in the screening and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

Located in the world’s largest medical center, our department’s mission is to provide leadership in research, education, and care for complex ophthalmologic problems.

Candidates are expected to have a strong interest in clinical care and teaching in an academic setting. Clinical research is encouraged and supported.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The physician will have the opportunity to develop a busy subspecialty clinic and surgical practice. Clinical duties will also include the supervision of residents and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Faculty will share call responsibilities including staffing consults with residents at Memorial Hermann Hospital andHarris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (LBJ).


Applicants should have completed training at an accredited medical school and fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology or Medical and/or Surgical Retina. They must be board-certified or board eligible in Ophthalmology and be eligible for a medical license in the state of Texas.

Clinical appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full professor level will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.