Board Certification and Academic Information
||Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
The Moran Eye Center, University of Utah Healthcare is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeff Hale Pettey as a new member of the Moran faculty. Dr. Pettey has a passion for education and was sought out to become the residency training director at Moran. He will specialize in complex anterior segment surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology.
Dr. Pettey was raised in Utah and received his B.A. in Russian from the University of Utah. During his undergraduate program, he received awards for his teaching efforts from the department of biology. Dr. Pettey went on to attend The Ohio State University College of Medicine. While at Ohio State he founded “MD Camp,” a summer camp dedicated to help groups which are underrepresented in medicine. This two-week camp exposes high school students to the value of medicine and medical training. The medical student- run camp continues to inspire future physicians and will graduate its 10th class in the summer of 2013.
Dr. Pettey continued his medical training at the University of Utah where he completed an internship in the department of internal medicine. He then completed ophthalmology residency training at the John A. Moran Eye Center. At the conclusion of his residency he was offered a fellowship position at the Moran to continue his education.
His fellowship encompassed three major areas of training: The first centered on academic ophthalmology with a focus on how physicians and surgeons are trained; the second was additional surgical training in complex cataract and anterior segment surgery; and the final arm of training was experience in international ophthalmology. His international interests include enhancing ophthalmology training in Ghana, Nepal, and the island of Trinidad.
Dr. Pettey has proven to be an extremely capable individual and will continue to provide valuable knowledge to current and future residents of the Moran Eye Center. Outside of his clinical and research interests he enjoys spending time with his wife Gretchen, son Taylor, and two daughters Savannah and Sophia. He loves taking advantage of Utah’s natural wonders through hiking, biking, climbing, skiing and others pursuits. He is a world-class soccer fan and an “entirely average soccer player!” Above all, he lives to find joy in life and the good in others.