Staff Physician, Pediatric Optometrist - Ophthalmology, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Staff Physician, Pediatric Optometrist - Ophthalmology, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Staff Physician

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230001C8

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School is seeking an optometrist with training and an interest in treating pediatric patients to join our Department of Ophthalmology.

Position Key Accountabilities

The Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology with the University of Texas in Houston is looking for an individual to serve an integral role in our department, with a particular interest and focus in pediatric care. Duties will include working with and supporting our pediatric ophthalmology service. Depending upon interest and department need, some adult comprehensive care may be incorporated. This is a staff position, however, should academic potential be demonstrated, transitioning to an academic appointment may be considered.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is an extremely stimulating environment with unparalleled opportunities.


The selected candidate for the position must have a degree in optometry and a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Temporary License.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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