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Friday, July 5, 2024

 

Administration Station

Package Pick-Up System

Some of you may have noticed our sleek “new” package pick-up station. Each day your packages will be available after 3pm. You, or your representative, will sign them out on the log and you may take the packages from this station only. If the packages are not on this station, please do not remove them from the office unless advised to do so by the ASC logging the packages for the day, as they may not have captured the information necessary for our records.

Package pickup

HR Corner

State of Iowa Vacation Payout for FY2024 program

This year's program allows eligible staff and faculty the chance to exchange up to 40 hours of unused banked and accrued vacation hours for a one-time payout. This opportunity provides flexibility and allows employees to make the most of their benefits while ensuring they have the time and resources to recharge and thrive.

To be eligible to participate, employees must have a minimum of 160 hours of accrued vacation. To take advantage of this opportunity, visit Employee Self-Service to submit your request by 5 p.m. July 17, 2024.

The one-time payment will be included on the Aug. 1 paycheck, subject to applicable payroll tax withholding.

More information and FAQs are available on the University Human Resources website.


Upcoming Events

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Welcome, Dr. Marc Toeteberg!

Please join us in giving Marc Toeteberg-Harms, MD, FEBO a warm welcome to the glaucoma faculty team. Dr. Toeteberg started on 6/10/24. Dr. Toeteberg relocated to Iowa City from his role as Associate Professor for the Department of Ophthalmology and James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. Prior to his faculty position at Augusta, Dr. Toeteberg served as Director of the Glaucoma Service and Director of Inpatient Ophthalmology for University Hospital Zurich, Department of Ophthalmology in Zurich Switzerland. After completing his residency training in Germany and Switzerland, Dr. Toeteberg completed fellowship training in Boston, MA and Cleveland, OH. In his free time, Dr. Toeteberg enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, and skiing. When asked about his passion for ophthalmology, Dr. Toeteberg said, “I am passionate about helping my patients and being there for them throughout their disease. Glaucoma is a chronic disease, and as a physician, you have the chance to build a relationship with your patients while you help them treat their glaucoma over the years and decades.” Welcome, Dr. Toeteberg!

Marc Toeteberg-Harms, MD, FEBO
Marc Toeteberg-Harms, MD, FEBO

Welcome Interns, Residents, and Fellows!

July 1 was the first day of the 2024-2025 academic year. Join us in welcoming our newest trainees!

TRANSITIONAL INTERNS (PGY1)

Noor-Us-Sabah Ahmad, MD

Noor-Us-Sabah Ahmad, MD
King Edward Medical University

Ella Gehrke, MD

Ella Gehrke, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Nicolas Heckenlaible, MD

Nicolas Heckenlaible, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Thomas Meram, MD

Thomas Meram, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Peter Sanchez, MD

Peter Sanchez, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Lauren Tomlinson, MD

Lauren Tomlinson, MD
Albany Medical College

RESIDENTS (PGY2)

Oladipupo Anibire, MD

Oladipupo Anibire, MD
Meharry Medical College

Donavon Dahmer, MD

Donavon Dahmer, MD
University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine

Marshall Henrie, MD

Marshall Henrie, MD
University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine

Paige Noble, MD

Paige Noble, MD
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Adetayo Oladele-Ajose, MD

Adetayo Oladele-Ajose, MD
SUNY – Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Zachary Richards, MD

Zachary Richards, MD
Texas A&M Health Science Center

FELLOWS

Farzad Jamshidi, MD, PhD
Ocular Oncology

Farzad Jamshidi, MD, PhD, portrait
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA
Residency, Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Internship, Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA
MD, PhD, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia

Jaffer Naqvi, MD
Neuro-Ophthalmology

Jaffer Naqvi, MD, portrait
Residency, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brooke University
MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

Nicole Somani, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery

Nicole Somani, MD
Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute, Houston
MD, UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School, Houston

Guadalupe (Lupe) Torres, MD
Cornea & External Disease

Guadalupe (Lupe) Torres, MD, portrait
Residency, UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School, Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Houston
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Richard Yi, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery

Andrew Zolot, MD, portrait
Residency, Prisma Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, Columbia, SC
MD, Medical College Of Georgia At Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Andrew Zolot, MD
Glaucoma

Andrew Zolot, MD, portrait
Residency, Rush Medical Center, Chicago
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Resident and Fellow Pager Guide

Zachary Richards, MD

This document will be updated with new portraits as they are taken. It can also be found and downloaded from the top menu bar of the Ophthalmology Update under the 'Residents & Fellows' tab.


Resident & Fellow Graduation | Class of 2024

Congratulations to our 2023 Resident and Fellow Graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments and wish you continued success in your careers.

***The complete photo album will be available at a later date.***

RESIDENCY CLASS OF 2024

Aaron Dotson, MD
Cornea/External Disease Clinical Fellowship
UC San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Aaron Dotson, MD

Andrew Goldstein, MD
Shepard Eye Center
Santa Maria, CA

Andrew Goldstein, MD

Tina Hendricks, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty
University of Iowa Health Care Iowa City, IA

Tina Hendricks, MD

Mahsaw Mansoor, MD
Medical Retina Fellowship
Kellogg Eye Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Mahsaw Mansoor, MD

Sean Rodriguez, MD
Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Sean Rodriguez, MD

FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2024

Rupak Bhuyan, MD (Vitreoretinal Surgery)
Lancaster Retina Specialists
Lancaster, PA

Rupak Bhuyan, MD

Yehudit Brody, MD (Neuro-Ophthalmology)

Yehudit Brody, MD

Lindsay Chun, MD (Neuro-Ophthalmology)
Private Practice
Los Angeles, CA

Lindsay Chun, MD

Farzad Jamshidi, MD, PhD (Vitreoretinal Surgery)
Advanced training in Ocular Oncology
University of Iowa Health Care
Faculty, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Farzad Jamshidi, MD

Christian Mays, MD (Glaucoma)
Eye Guys
Augusta, GA

Christian Mays, MD

Marina Peskina, MD (Cornea & External Disease)
Eastern Maine Eye Associates
Bangor, ME

Marina Peskina, MD

Margaret Strampe, MD (Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)
St. Paul Eye Clinic
St. Paul, MN

Maggie Strampe, MD

HONORARY

Bernardo Bolzani Bach, MD (Retina - Visiting Associate Professor)

Bernardo Bolzani Bach, MD

Giulia Steuernagel Del Valle, MD (Peds - Postdoctoral Research Scholar)
Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Giulia Steuernagel Del Valle, MD

AWARDS

Trish Duffel Award - Nick Scanlon

Trish Duffel Award - Nick Scanlon

Stacy L. Thompson Resident Leadership Award - Aaron Dotson, MD

Stacy L. Thompson Resident Leadership Award - Aaron Dotson, MD

Drs. Lisa and Amir Arbisser "Top Gun" Award - Mahsaw Mansoor, MD

Drs. Lisa and Amir Arbisser

Medical Student Award for Resident Teaching - Bilal Ahmed, MD

Medical Student Award for Resident Teaching - S. Bilal Ahmed, MD

Medical Student Award for Fellow Teaching - Rupak Bhuyan, MD

Medical Student Award for Fellow Teaching - Rupak Bhuyan, MD

Medical Student Award for Faculty Teaching - Pavlina Kemp, MD

Medical Student Award for Faculty Teaching - Pavlina Kemp, MD

Resident Award for Fellow Teaching - Rupin Parikh, MD

Resident Award for Fellow Teaching - Rupin Parikh, MD
Resident Award for Fellow Teaching - Rupin Parikh, MD

Dr. Lee Alward Award for Teaching Excellence - Alina Dumitrescu, MD, FACS

Dr. Lee Alward Award for Teaching Excellence - Alina Dumitrescu, MD, FACS

Iowa Eye Annual Meeting | Recap

Stay tuned for the Iowa Eye Annual Meeting Recap in the next Update on July 19!

Iowa Eye Annual Meeting

Faculty Promotions

We are proud to announce that five of our faculty members received promotions at the start of this academic year!

Dr. Elaine Binkley was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure.

Elaine Binkley, MD

Dr. Mark Greiner was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor.

Mark Greiner, MD

Dr. Vera Howe was promoted from Clinical Assistant Professor to Clinical Associate Professor.

Vera Howe, OD, FAAO

Dr. Christopher Sales achieved tenure as Associate Professor.

Chris Sales, MD

Dr. Elliott Sohn was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor.

Elliott Sohn, MD

Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award 2024 Nominees

Submitted by Dr. Pavlina Kemp-

The Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award honors resident and fellow physicians who skillfully teach and inspire other learners, including faculty, peers, medical students, clinical staff, patients and their families.

Multiple residents from our department were nominated for the award this year!

Aaron Dotson, MD
Aaron Dotson, MD
Mahsaw Mansoor, MD
Mahsaw Mansoor, MD
Matt Meyer, MD
Matt Meyer, MD
Joanna Silverman, MD
Joanna Silverman, MD

Iowa Lions Eye Bank | Update

Submitted by Dr. Mark Greiner and Esther Baker-

EBAA 2024 Annual Meeting

The Eye Bank Association of America’s (EBAA) annual meeting was held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 5-8. The Iowa Lions Eye Bank and Department of Ophthalmology were well represented and will continue to influence eye banking on committees and the board for the next two years.

  • Eli Monson, MS2, (Greiner), received a pilot grant award of $7500 for his project, "Preventing Hyperglycemia-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Cell Death during Keratoplasty".
  • Pilot Grant - Eli Monson, EBAA Annual Meeting
  • Dr. Chris Sales received a pilot grant award of $7500 for his project, "21st Century Corneal Perforation Repairs Processed by Eye Banks".
  • Pilot Grant - Chris Sales, EBAA Annual Meeting
  • Simran Sarin, MS2, cornea research fellow, delivered an excellent presentation, “Ocular Surface Disease may be Associated with Allograft Dehiscence Following DALK and PK” and won the best paper award!
  • Simran Sarin, EBAA Annual Meeting
    Simran Sarin, EBAA Annual Meeting
    Simran Sarin, EBAA Annual Meeting
  • Dr. Mark Greiner presented, “The Role of the Medical Director - Research Programs” as part of the Medical Director Symposium. Dr. Greiner was also appointed chair of the Research committee.
  • Esther Baker was re-elected to the EBAA Board of Directors for a second term. Esther also moderated and presented in two sessions: “Creating a Workplace of Distinction” and “Working Together: Building Successful Relationships Between Eye Banks and OPOs”.
  • Monica Freiburger - Technician Education Committee and the Policy & Position Research Subcommittee of the Medical Advisory Board.
  • Chelsea Green - DEI Committee and Technician Education Committee. Chelsea also presented in two sessions: the "Technical Skills Workshop" and "DMEK 2.0: Beyond the Basics".
  • Kip Hoffman was appointed chair of the Quality and Compliance Committee.
  • Adam Stockman was appointed co-chair the Accreditations committee.
  • Francie Williamson — Donor, Partner and Community Relations Committee

Fellowship Director Updates

Effective July 1, 2024, Dr. Elliott Sohn is the new Ophthalmology Fellowship Program Director, in addition to Dr. Alina Dumitrescu as our new Pediatric Ophthalmology fellowship director.

Elliott Sohn, MD
Elliott Sohn, MD
Alina Dumitrescu, MD, FACS
Alina Dumitrescu, MD, FACS

Ahmed elected EyeRounds Chief Medical Editor

Chief Resident, Bilal Ahmed, MD, has been elected as the EyeRounds Chief Medical editor for the 2024-2025 academic year!

S. Bilal Ahmed, MD

Global Hawkeyes Corner

Submitted by Dr. Kanwal Matharu-

Global Hawkeyes

We will be sharing updates from the work of our global ophthalmology division in a new segment of our newsletter called "Global Hawkeyes Corner".

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First global eye care journal club discussing the need and ethics of transnational cornea Transplantation, featuring perspectives from Russia (Cornea fellow Marina Peskina, MD) and Romania (visiting ophthalmologist Daniel Angelescu, MD).

Global Eye Care Journal Club
Daniel Angelescu, MD; Simran Sarin, M2; Matt Hunt, MD, PGY3; Noor Ahmad, MD, PGY1; Marina Peskina, MD (24F - Cornea); Kanwal Matharu, MD
Photo by Dr. Young Kwon
Global Eye Care Journal Club
Daniel Angelescu, MD; Young Kwon, MD; Simran Sarin, M2; Matt Hunt, MD, PGY3; Noor Ahmad, MD, PGY1; Marina Peskina, MD (24F - Cornea); Kanwal Matharu, MD

Scenes from Dr. Angelescu's visit to IRL. Courtesy of Dr. Dumitrescu, Daniel observed cornea procedures, outpatient visits, and refractive surgery preoperative planning before joining for global eye care's inaugural journal club.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • August 17, 2024: HawkEYES for All Community Health Fair at South of 6 Iowa City
    This initiative aims to provide free screenings to all ages within our community. In collaboration with KidSight, we will be able to screen for amblyopia, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Community members of all ages will also be able to have a routine vision exam at this event. Stay tuned for more information on this initiative and an upcoming call for volunteers for the August 17 event!

Please reach out to Dr. Matharu or Dr. Hendricks with any further comments or questions!


Oladele-Ajose clinical picture recently published in The Lancet

Resident, Adetayo Oladele-Ajose, MD, recently had a clinical picture, "Tetanus occurance in a man with diabetes and neuropathy" published in The Lancet.

"I cared for this patient on my infectious disease rotation and had the honor of writing up his clinical case with the burn and ID fellow and faculty," - Adetayo Oladele-Ajose, MD

Read here

Clinical Picture:
Adetayo Oladele-Ajose

Edrington and Russell Featured on Cover of Ophthalmology Retina

Mike Edrington and Dr. Jonathan Russell were featured on the cover of July's Ophthalmology Retina Journal!

Mike Edrington, ophthalmic photographer
Mike Edrington
Jonathan Russell, MD, PhD
Jonathan Russell, MD, PhD

“MIDD with Outer Retinal and RPE Atrophy” by Michael Edrington and Jonathan F. Russell, MD, PhD (University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Iowa City, IA) was the Third Place winner in the Fundus Photo Wide Angle category at the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society 2023 Scientific Exhibition (www.opsweb.org)

“MIDD with Outer Retinal and RPE Atrophy” by Michael Edrington and Jonathan F. Russell, MD, PhD

MERS 2024 Registration Now Open

The Midwest Eye Research Symposium registration is now open! MERS is an annual meeting designed to provide a regional forum for scientists in vision related fields, to present their findings, and to facilitate opportunities to develop professional contacts.

Friday, August 9, 2024
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Medical Education Research Facility
8:15 am to 5 pm

More information and registration

MERS 2024

UI Optical | New Frame Line

Submitted by Molly Bell-

UI Optical is excited to announce a new frame line, Two Blind Brothers. 100% of the company's profits are dedicated to curing blindness through organizations like Foundation Fighting Blindness.

UI Optical Sunglasses sale
UI Optical Sunglasses sale

SAVE THE DATE | Clinical Conference: Oculoplastics – Sept. 20

September 20, 2024 | Oculoplastics - Registration coming soon

8 a.m. to Noon

Featured Speaker: Wendy W. Lee, MD, MS
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Host: Erin M. Shriver, MD, FACS

Dr. Wendy Lee earned her medical degree from Tulane University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University. She completed her residency and internship at Tulane University, and a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Lee treats a broad spectrum of oculoplastic disorders, including periocular tumors, infection and inflammation, facial trauma, tearing, and eyelid malpositions. In addition, Dr. Lee provides aesthetic services, including ptosis surgery; blepharoplasty; brow and forehead lifts; botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and photorejuvenation.

Dr. Lee dedicates time to teaching and is co-director of UM Cosmetic Medicine. Her research interests include eyelid reconstruction, aging of the eyelid skin, and aesthetic lasers.


Wellness Corner

Submitted by Tonya Looker-

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JULY WELLNESS UPDATES

Strong social support can enhance physical health, mental well-being, and overall happiness. Since July is Social Wellness Month, it's an excellent opportunity to reconnect with old friends, volunteer, or join a club or group. One way to get involved on campus is by applying to become a Wellness Ambassador. Learn more here!

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Campus Scavenger Hunt

Herkys are everywhere! Join fellow colleagues and community members by participating in Herky on Parade. Register for the Walking Scavenger Hunt for a fun challenge to locate specific Herky statues around campus and answer trivia questions to earn wellness points.

Farmers Market

Geek Speak

Geek Speak

New Ophthalmology All-Staff Distribution List

Due to no longer having the ability to manage the Ophthalmology All Staff email distribution list, HCIS has created a new mailing list for us called: Ophthalmology Staff (OphthStaff@healthcare.uiowa.edu) that will continue to be managed internally.

Please use this new email moving forward to ensure the most up to date employee list is reached.

NEW – Please use: OphthStaff@healthcare.uiowa.edu
OLD – Do not use:  OphthalmologyAllStaff@healthcare.uiowa.edu


Contact Ophthalmology IT
Please use these contact methods helps us prioritize your request:
Phone:  78107
Email:  OphthIT@healthcare.uiowa.edu
ESC Portal:  https://service.healthcare.uiowa.edu (New to ESC? Learn how to submit a help desk ticket)


Department Job Postings | Current Available Positions

Submitted by Melissa Monhollon-

POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE DEPARTMENT

Clinical Trials Research Assistant or Associate - Ophthalmology | Req #24002901

Primary responsibilities of the Clinical Trials Research Assistant (PRV1; 3A) position include assisting faculty with clinical trial research activities, screening, recruiting, enrolling and obtaining informed consent for clinical trials, collecting clinical and research data for scheduled trial activities, preparing regulatory submissions for new projects, modifications, renewals and close out processes, interacting and collaborating with study specific research team members, and communicating with departmental finance and research administrators progress reports for clinical trial contracts, budgets, and reconciliations.

Primary responsibilities of the Clinical Trials Research Associate (PRV2; 4A) position include performing and overseeing execution, administration and maintenance of study protocols and clinical trial studies, assisting and advising in study design and protocol development/providing input into descriptions of complex research procedures, recruiting potential study participants via known registries and applicable clinics, independently designing, developing, testing and maintaining clinical research trials data systems, managing and monitoring compliance of regulatory guidelines and proper maintenance of documents; preparing regulatory submissions, providing functional oversight of assigned research students, research team members and support staff, demonstrating the ability to maintain clinical trial spreadsheets, recording maintenance to close out trial activities, managing regulatory issue to reflect the sponsor's protocol, and following contractual budget and applying organizational tools for protocol accountability and invoicing.


HR Associate - Ophthalmology | Req #24003325

The HR Associate provides guidance and HR support to staff, faculty and leadership in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. HR support includes, but is not limited to, the coordination of talent acquisition and onboarding, compliance monitoring, transaction processing, and personnel file maintenance.


IT Support Analyst - Ophthalmology | Req #24003402

The IT Support Analyst provides direct support, consultation, guidance, and identify technical solutions, supports daily operations, provides front-line services and resolves basic and complex user problems and concerns for the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. Key areas of responsibility include maintenance, support/troubleshooting, consultation, implementation, training, and documentation relating to department information technology (IT) functions.


Ophthalmic Photographer II (CRA or non CRA certified) - University Campus | Req #24002422

University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, is seeking a 100% Ophthalmic Photographer II (PT38; 45) to perform ophthalmic diagnostic photography and all other aspects of clinical teaching and research imaging as well as to assist in the design and implementation of the imaging aspects of research in ophthalmology.


Ophthalmic Technician- IRL (100%) | Req #24002426

The Iowa River Landing Ophthalmology Clinic is seeking a 100% Ophthalmic Technician. Under general supervision, operates, maintains and repairs highly specialized, complex medical equipment for use in the performance of tests and studies related to the treatment of patients and the teaching of staff personnel. Ophthalmic Technicians in Ophthalmology are responsible for performing an extensive number of routine and advanced technical procedures, as delegated by the physician, to collect medical data and assist in patient care. Responsible for day-to-day operations and interaction with patients to obtain medical histories and precise measurement and documentation of:

  • Visual acuity
  • Manual lensometry
  • Confrontational visual fields
  • Stereopsis
  • Motility
  • Pupillary function
  • Color plates
  • Applanation tonometry
  • Humphrey visual field
  • Topography
  • Pachymetry
  • Tear testing
  • OCT
  • IOL master
  • LenStar
  • Ocular testing

Ophthalmic Technician- IRL - 100% | Req #24002425

The Iowa River Landing Ophthalmology Clinic is seeking a 100% Ophthalmic Technician. Under general supervision, operates, maintains and repairs highly specialized, complex medical equipment for use in the performance of tests and studies related to the treatment of patients and the teaching of staff personnel. Ophthalmic Technicians in Ophthalmology are responsible for performing an extensive number of routine and advanced technical procedures, as delegated by the physician, to collect medical data and assist in patient care. Responsible for day-to-day operations and interaction with patients to obtain medical histories and precise measurement and documentation of:

  • Visual acuity
  • Manual lensometry
  • Confrontational visual fields
  • Stereopsis
  • Motility
  • Pupillary function
  • Color plates
  • Applanation tonometry
  • Humphrey visual field
  • Topography
  • Pachymetry
  • Tear testing
  • OCT
  • IOL master
  • LenStar
  • Ocular testing

Orthoptist | Req #24002965

The Orthoptist provides direct patient care by performing sensorimotor testing, evaluating and treating eye movement disorders and binocular vision, participating in the evaluation and diagnosis of patients with amblyopia, diplopia, genetic disorders of the eye, pediatric and adult strabismus, and other eye movement conditions. The Orthoptist also assists in coordinating and educating fellows, residents, orthoptic students, and doctors who rotate through the services, participates in clinical research into eye movement disorders, diplopia, strabismus, nystagmus, and inherited eye disorders, and serves as a liaison between the ophthalmology clinics and other areas in the Department of Ophthalmology and other clinics throughout the hospital.


Staff Nurse - Eye Clinic Procedure Suite (60%-100%) | Req #24002765

University of Iowa Health Care Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of the Eye Clinic Procedure Suite Nurse Manager.


Staff Nurse - Pre Surgical Evaluation Clinic (70%) | Req #24003460

University of Iowa Health Care Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of the Pre Surgical Evaluation Clinic Nurse Manager.


ASC or Eye Team Openings


We are also recruiting for multiple faculty positions. Direct links to these postings are available here: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/faculty/


Lectures and Conferences

Schedule Subject to Change
Mon July 8 8:00 AM On-call rounds
Tue July 9 7:00 AM NO ROUNDS - Hands on suturing with Dr. Pham - PGY2 only (Blodi 1)
Wed July 10 8:00 AM Dr. Mark Wilkinson
Thu July 11 8:00 AM Dr. Ed Stone - "Dream No Small Dreams"
Fri July 12 8:00 AM Brandon Baksh, MD, PGY3
Schedule Subject to Change
Mon July 15 7:00 AM BCSC Retina - Drs. Ian Han and Rob Mullins
Tue July 16 8:00 AM Bilal Ahmed, MD, PGY4
Wed July 17 8:00 AM Dr. Chris Sales
Thu July 18 8:00 AM Dr. Arlene Drack - Guest Patent Lecturer
Fri July 19 8:00 AM Dr. Arlene Drack and Wanda Pfeifer, MME, OC(C), COMT, CO - Orthoptist Graduation

*P indicates rounds intended specifically for residents, fellows and orthoptic students

  • CME ACCREDITATION: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME CREDIT DESIGNATION: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    SPONSORED BY: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.

    CONTENT: Determination of educational content for this educational activity and the selection of speakers and facilitators are responsibilities of the activity director. Any commercial firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

    DISCLOSURE POLICY: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    TARGET AUDIENCE: Faculty, residents, fellows.

    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES: Upon participating in this educational series, the participant should be able to discuss interesting and challenging clinical cases in a didactic and interactive format.

    CME CREDIT AND ATTENDANCE: Captured by self-texting a 5-digit activity code to 319-519-0048. The code is provided each day during Rounds. Before texting your attendance for the first time, you will need to text your Uiowa.edu email address to 319-519-0038. For questions, contact matt-browning@uiowa.edu.


Ophthalmology Morning Rounds is held from 8:00 am - 8:45 am in the Braley Auditorium (01136), Pomerantz Family Pavilion / Zoom.

Upcoming events

Aug 9 - MERS 2024
Sept 20 - Clinical Conference: Oculoplastics