Careers / Midwest

Chicago, IL

Academic Pediatric Ophthalmologists

The University of Chicago’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science seeks full-time Academic Pediatric Ophthalmologists at any rank. Appointees will provide patient care in pediatric ophthalmology. Other duties will include resident teaching and supervision of trainees and students, and scholarly activity. Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) depend upon qualifications.
Appointees will contribute to medical and surgical management of pediatric ophthalmology patients, medical education, scholarship, and join a vibrant and distinguished community of faculty colleagues and learners at UChicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago and its affiliates. We especially welcome applicants with experience with retinopathy of prematurity.
Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent, 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois, 3) be board certified or board eligible in ophthalmology; 4) have completed an ACGME-approved ophthalmology residency or its equivalent; and 5) have completed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship. 
To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago‚ Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: Applicants must upload a CV including bibliography and cover letter. Review of applications ends when the positions are filled.
For instructions on the Interfolio application process, please visit 
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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at
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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

Posted: 10/27/2023
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Chicago, IL

Ophthalmologist- Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus - Wheaton Eye Clinic

Wheaton Eye Clinic seeks a Full-Time Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus physician to join our staff.
M.D./D.O. and Board Certified/ Board Eligible 
Must have completed or will complete an AAPOS - approved fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Founded 80 years ago, the Wheaton Eye Clinic is a nationally recognized multi-subspecialty ophthalmology practice that spans the western suburbs of Chicago with offices in Wheaton, Naperville, Hinsdale, Saint Charles, Bartlett, and Plainfield and an ophthalmology-specific ambulatory surgery center at the main office in Wheaton. Dedicated to our mission of providing exceptional eye care, our 32 ophthalmologists and 7 optometrists in every ophthalmic subspecialty are highly respected in the region and have superb relationships with referring colleagues and health systems. Delivering care from primary to tertiary levels, Wheaton Eye Clinic doctors provide over 175,000 patient visits annually, necessitating another full-time position to join our three full - time ophthalmologists dedicated to Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus.
An excellent compensation/benefit package including malpractice insurance, health insurance, long-term disability insurance, reimbursement for CME, and 401(k) is provided. 
Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to 
Michael A. Kipp, MD at or 
Noha S. Ekdawi, MD at or
Nathan E. McIntyre, MD at

Posted: 07/12/2023
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Columbus, Ohio

Pediatric Optometrist

Nationwide Children's Hospital is seeking a Doctor of Optometry, specifically a Pediatric Medical Optometrist, to join our experienced and energetic team of optometrists and ophthalmologists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The optometrist will serve pediatric patients in the Department of Opthalmology.

Responsibilities of the Pediatric Optometrist include performing eye exams at Nationwide Children’s Outpatient Care Center on main campus as well as our school based eye clinics. Perfoming medical evaluations of the eye, dilated exams, and partnering alongside ophthalmologists for support of our pediatric patients. Our optometrists enjoy the privilege of working with children and adolescents with eye and vision problems and collaborating with our ophthalmologists, residents and fellows in a busy clinic on main campus, as well as partnering with our school health team, including school nurses, teachers and the school-based multidisciplinary team working to achieve optimal health outcomes for students, thereby, improving academic outcomes.

Qualified candidates must have received a Doctor of Optometry degree from an Accredited School of Optometry, be patient-centered and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in pediatric care.

The position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems providing unique expertise in pediatric population health, behavioral health, genomics and health equity as the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to best outcomes for the health of the whole child. Integrated clinical and research programs, as well as prioritizing quality and safety, are part of what allows Nationwide Children’s to advance its unique model of care. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 14,000 that provides state-of-the-art wellness, preventive and rehabilitative care and diagnostic treatment during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities. More information is available at

If you, or any of your colleagues, are interested in applying to or discussing this opportunity, please contact:

Melinda Akins
Service Line Administrator
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

All inquiries and referrals will remain confidential.

Posted: 05/30/2023
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Rochester, MN

Pediatric Ophthalmologist


The Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist to join our established practice. This position involves clinical care of patients, a busy pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgical practice, and resident and fellow teaching and supervision in the clinics and operating rooms. Candidates should have an academic interest in clinical and/or laboratory research.

The department has a strong history and tradition in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and currently comprises 40 faculty members who cover all subspecialty areas of ophthalmology.  Candidates should be board-certified or board-eligible.

Mayo Clinic is a non-profit, physician-led, multi-specialty clinical practice integrated with education and research in a unified, multi-campus environment. Mayo Clinic is an academic tertiary care institution that includes campuses in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. We have the benefits afforded by a large institution, yet the freedom to direct our own department and practice to meet the needs of the patient.

Apply Here:

Pediatric Ophthalmologist at Mayo Clinic


Katelyn Coleman

Posted: 04/24/2023

Peoria, IL

Assistant/Associate/Professor-Pediatric Ophthalmology


Hiring Department: UICOMP-Pediatrics

Location:  Peoria, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1012060

Posting Close Date: 7/17/2023

The Department of Pediatrics of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) seeks Pediatric Ophthalmology candidates for a position as Assistant/Associate/Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.  The candidate must hold a MD/DO degree or compatible international medical degree, be BC/BE or eligible for American Board of Ophthalmology certification within 5 years of hire in Ophthalmology and have successfully completed an AAPOS approved fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology. The candidate will hold or will be eligible for an Illinois physician license. This is a faculty position, as such requires clinical care, teaching medical students and residents, research and scholarly activities.

The position will provide clinical consultation services for pediatric patients in the OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois

Clinical activities of the faculty are primarily concentrated at OSF Children’s Hospital, which is the primary pediatric teaching facility for UICOMP and is a 132-bed facility that offers over 50 pediatric programs and services.  These programs represent over 100 pediatric sub-specialist in 24 different disciplines, including the larges pediatric surgery program in Illinois.  OSF Children’s Hospital is the only full service tertiary hospital for children in downstate Illinois with a children and adult congenital heart disease program, Illinois Perinatal Center, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and is designate as a Level I trauma center.

Malpractice insurance is provided by the University of Illinois system and an excellent benefits package available including vacations, sick time, CME, health and life insurance and retirement plan.

The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is a dynamic, new division within department.  They not only provide pediatric ophthalmology care to Children's Hospital of Illinois, but to most of all of the state of Illinois eye outside the Chicago area.  There are very few full-time pediatric ophthalmology practices outside of the Chicago area for downstate Illinois and the division has a significant draw area for the state.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Seeing pediatric ophthalmology patients in clinical setting.
  • Seeing adult patients with strabismus.
  • Seeing inpatient pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
  • Screening and treatment of premature neonatal patients for Retinopathy of Prematurity.
  • Participate in teaching medical students, residents and other health professionals.
  • Perform other duties of a University faculty member including committee assignments, curriculum development, student counseling and administration.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD/DO or compatible degree international medical degree.
  • 3 years ophthalmology residency and 1 year AAPOS approved pediatric ophthalmology fellowship.
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Ophthalmology.
  • Eligible for licensure in Illinois.
  • Clinical experience in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.
  • Experience in teaching medical students and residents in the area of pediatric ophthalmology.

For fullest consideration please submit your application by 5/8/2023 at:

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters at to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois encourages applications from individuals regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and Veteran or disability status.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation at

 Posted: 04/18/2023

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Kansas City, Missouri

BC/BE Fellowship Trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist


Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in ten specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

  • Current opening for a pediatric ophthalmologist with interest in pediatric and adult strabismus, ROP (laser and avastin treatment experience preferred), ocular genetics, and/or general pediatric ophthalmology
  • Join a dedicated team of 4 full-time pediatric ophthalmologists, 2 orthoptists and 7 pediatric optometrists
  • On-site support from 7 additional ophthalmologists including ocular oncology, pediatric retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and oculoplastics
  • Call coverage at one Level I pediatric trauma center with resident/fellow coverage
  • AUPO/AAPOS accredited pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program with history of filling the position 9 of the last 10 years
  • Opportunity to train ophthalmology residents from 2 residency programs (24 total residents per year)
  • Academic appointments at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri – Kansas City and the University of Kansas
  • Participate in shared ROP screening and treatment at 4 local NICUs (25-35 babies per week)
  • Access to 2 full-time ophthalmology research coordinators with ~30 internally and externally funded pediatric ophthalmology projects including PEDIG studies
  • Clinic diagnostic equipment including Optos (with fluorescein angiography), anterior and posterior segment Heidelberg OCT, Pentacam, visual field, Lenstar, specular microscopy and ERG
  • Advanced OR equipment including 3D viewing system with intraoperative OCT, retinal and glaucoma lasers, UBM, fundus imaging with FA, and corneal crosslinking
  • The ophthalmology and optometry team see 25,000+ patient visits annually with excellent support from 20 ophthalmic technicians and an overall staff of 50 employees
  • Competitive salary and compensation package including licensure, board fees, CME allowance, vacation time, health insurance and retirement

The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.


To apply, please submit CV and cover letter to:

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021, the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Children’s Mercy Hospital virtually at


For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit

Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district.  Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities. It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career. For more information about activities in Kansas City go to

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 Posted: 02/06/2023

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Des Moines, Iowa

Pediatric Ophthalmologist


Wolfe Eye Clinic is searching for Fellowship trained BC/BE pediatric/adult strabismus ophthalmologist to join our growing Des Moines regional practice. Our current regional professional pediatric staff includes 3 optometrists and a very busy pediatric ophthalmologist after the recent retirement of a senior pediatric ophthalmologist.  This pediatric eye department is the nearest provider of these subspecialty services for a population of over one million.

The successful candidate for this position will join a comprehensive and subspecialty practice that includes retina, cornea, glaucoma, and oculoplastic subspecialists.  The pediatric/adult strabismus referral relationships with pediatricians and other eye care providers are well established in this practice.

Our pediatric eye team has over 18,000 patient visits annually.  Surgical volume has increased steadily to over 1,000 cases annually.  All surgical cases are performed in our own ophthalmology specific six OR ASC that provides the latest in surgical technology and a staff that is 100% dedicated to eye surgery.  In addition to a busy surgical and clinical practice the successful candidate would share responsibility for local retinopathy of prematurity screenings and treatment with the other pediatric ophthalmologist and our retina fellows.

U.S. News & World Report’s currently ranks Des Moines Metro area as the 5th “Best Place to Live in the United States”, ranking very high in overall quality of life and affordable cost of living. Central Iowa is a great place to raise a family providing easy access to arts, entertainment, and strong educational assets. In 2020 Des Moines, the fastest growing Midwest city, is also rank third in the nation “Best City for Young Professionals”.

Our Clinic has been in operation for over 100 years and all ophthalmologists, who have established careers here, have enjoyed a fulfilling practice both financially and professionally.  Our statewide ophthalmology staff includes 5 cornea, 5 glaucoma, 8 retina, 2 pediatric, 2 oculoplastic and 6 comprehensive surgeons.  Our average physician compensation is typically in the top 10% nationally. The practice has equal ownership across the physician staff and is managed on a democratic basis with one vote per physician. These arrangements have created an environment that all Wolfe physicians have found very appealing and rewarding.

If you are interested in learning more about our opportunity and how you would be able to reach your career goals at Wolfe Eye Clinic please contact:

Kevin Swartz, Physician Recruiter
641-754-6262 ext 1234

 Posted: 01/23/2023

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Twin Cities, MN

Pediatric Ophthalmologist


Join Minnesota’s largest and most established Pediatric and Adult Strabismus private practice!

State of the art facilities with 3 Pediatric Ophthalmologists, 6 Orthoptists and 3 Dedicated Pediatric Offices! We feature a new EMR system, transparent financials, and unmatched freedom to develop your own scope of your practice.

Northwest Eye Clinic is part of a larger organization with nationally know specialists in all fields. We are a uniquely democratic practice with one Pediatric Ophthalmologist on the Executive Leadership team. We provide services at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital as well as two other Metro Area Children’s Hospitals. Other Pediatric resources include Independent Orthoptic clinics, Pediatric optical, a Pediatric office connected to a Pediatric outpatient surgery center, an Optometrist designated to handle teenagers and young adults, a subspecialty focus on Myopia control and Pediatric Lens fitting.

This is a unique opportunity to join Northwest Eye and be mentored into an elite volume and efficient practice that extends across a large Midwest 5-State footprint. Additionally, you would have a new pediatric practice to oversee and manage throughout the Twin Cities metro area. We also have our own controlled Adult Strabismus surgery center where we currently can handle 6-8 adult general cases a day!

We offer opportunities for ownership and the role would have almost no celling on earning potential! The Twin Cities offers unmatched access to music and theatre, major sports and universities, parks, top notch schools and is the land of 10,000 lakes!

I will be attending the meeting in its entirety and would love to meet and explain this tremendous opportunity.

Contact Us:

Richard S. Freeman, M.D.
Phone: 763-438-8707

Renaldo Johnson, Provider Recruitment Manager
Phone: 214-918-4099

 Posted: 01/17/2023

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Chicago, IL

Pediatric Ophthalmologist



Pediatric Ophthalmologist Opportunity - Chicago Western Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group (NMRMG) is actively seeking a
Pediatric Ophthalmologist to join our growing team in Winfield, IL, located in Chicago’s western suburbs. 

  • Fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Practice includes: Vitreo-retinal Surgeon, Cataract Surgeon/Glaucoma Specialist, Cornea Specialist, Oculoplastics Surgeon, General Ophthalmologist and 2 Optometrists
  • Hospital privileges at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
  • Employed full-time position with Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
  • EPIC electronic health record system wide

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group is the premier provider of healthcare services in Chicago’s west, south and northwest suburbs, with more than 700 primary care physicians and specialists.  Our team works together to provide excellent patient care and exceptional patient experiences using models that follow best practices in outpatient and inpatient settings. RMG offers competitive compensation and benefits within a physician led work environment.  Candidates must possess a commitment to exceptional patient care, practice evidence based protocols, and be a team player who seeks to advance the goal of clinical excellence. 

Northwestern Medicine is a growing, nationally recognized health system that provides world-class care at 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations in communities across Chicago, the suburbs and Northern Illinois. Together with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we are pushing boundaries in our research labs, training the next generation of physicians and scientists, and pursuing excellence in patient care.  Our vision and values are deeply rooted in the idea that patients come first in all we do. We value building relationships with our patients and their families, listening to their unique needs while providing individualized primary, specialty and hospital-based care. Our recent affiliations and ongoing growth make it possible for us to serve more patients, closer to where they live and work.


Beth Walker, BSN, RN
Physician Recruiter
630 938 6380 O
630 933 1103 F


 Posted: 12/22/2022

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Oklahoma City, OK

Fellowship-Trained Clinician-Educator or Clinician-Researcher

The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI)/University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a fellowship-trained clinician-educator or clinician-researcher with expertise in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.  The service currently has two full-time and two part-time physicians, and one orthoptist. We have a busy clinical practice, an active ROP service in a 100-bed NICU, and an annual clinical and surgical volume of approximately 10,000 patient visits and 500 major cases, respectively. We have clinic facilities at DMEI (Health Sciences Center and Edmond locations) and the OU Children’s Physicians building, for a total of 13 fully equipped long exam lanes. Additional details regarding DMEI can be found at  We are recruiting for a full-time clinician to replace one of our current doctors, who is relocating in the third quarter of 2023. 

In addition to a busy medical and surgical practice, ample opportunities and support structures exist for both clinical and laboratory research.  The Department houses many NIH-funded investigators greatly interested in collaboration and translational work.   The Pediatric Ophthalmology Service is involved in PEDIG and the NEI-funded Amblyopia Treatment Studies, and we have a full-time staff of 3 in our Clinical Trials Unit.  The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) is unique in that it is an independent 501c(3)  institution that is located on the OU Health Sciences Center campus and houses the OU Department of Ophthalmology.  The medical staff includes a blend of full-time medical school faculty employed by the University, as well as clinical faculty employed by the Eye Institute, who work together seamlessly to provide high-quality comprehensive and subspecialty eye care to the state and surrounding region.  Many of our faculty have served in leadership positions in various national organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.  We have 20 residents in one of the country’s most competitive programs, and fellowship programs in glaucoma, cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and global eye care, with support for developing a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship in the future.

Oklahoma City provides excellent access to the entire country from a beautiful, newly renovated airport with non-stop flights to approximately 25 cities, including New York, Chicago, Washington, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Seattle.  Oklahoma City is a great place to work, one of the top 50 locations for business and careers by Forbes and holder of one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates.  With a metro area population of   1.3 million, Oklahoma City enjoys lots of sunshine, a low cost of living, and minimal traffic. The region has excellent public and private schools, and provides a very high quality of life for families, couples without children, and single professionals alike.  The metro area contains vibrant energy and banking sectors, an emerging biotech industry, and three major universities.   Relatively mild winters allow for year-round outdoor activities such as golfing, running, fishing, and camping. Oklahoma City is host to a variety of cultural events, from Broadway musicals and the ballet at the Civic Center Music Hall to rock concerts at the Paycom Arena.  The city has experienced a downtown renaissance with new hotels, restaurants, museums, and sports and entertainment facilities, and is proud to be the home of the NBA’s Thunder. A new central park, convention center and a whitewater boating facility have opened in the last several years. 

Salary support is extremely competitive and appropriately commensurate with experience.  Further inquiries and/or curriculum vitae should be directed to:


Michael Siatkowski, MD, MBA

CEO, Dean McGee Eye Institute
Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Oklahoma
608 Stanton L. Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

(405) 271-6363

 Posted: 12/13/2022

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