Ophthalmologist - Cornea specialist
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta & Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FOMD), University of Alberta are recruiting an ophthalmologist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of corneal disease. The Department’s vision is to lead patient-centered eye care through outstanding and integrated service, education and research.
The Eye Institute of Alberta (EIA) is a Center of Excellence for all levels of ophthalmic care. It serves a population of approximately 3 million people in the Edmonton region, the northern areas of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan as well as the Northwest and Yukon Territories. The hub for the EIA is the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH). Additional sites located within the Edmonton zone include the Stollery Children's Hospital (SCH), the Westview Health Center (WVHC) and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital (FSCH). The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences consists of over 40 staff ophthalmologists who work as physicians and surgeons, with teaching appointments within the FOMD at the University of Alberta. Current areas of research strength include clinical trials, ocular genetics, electrophysiology and tele-ophthalmology.
The region currently has four cornea specialists. While maintaining a community-based practice, the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues to deliver medical and surgical care for patients with corneal, external disease and anterior segment pathology. A minimum of two operating days per month will be provided, as well as time for regular clinics, minor procedures and lasers at the RAH. There will be on call responsibility within the Department as well as teaching involving medical students and residents. There will also be an opportunity to initiate a cornea fellowship program. Teaching will be enabled through an appointment as a Clinical Academic Colleague within the FOMD. The FOMD is internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.