Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings
87 Patient Comments

Jeff Pettey, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings
87 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Jeff Pettey is the John Moran Eye Center's Residency Program Director and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Pettey specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, complex cataracts and anterior segment surgery. Additionally, he coordinates the teaching and training of medical students, residents, international observers, and fellows.

Dr. Pettey has an interest in local outreach and in addition to volunteering at free clinics throughout Utah also developed Moran's Charitable Surgery Day. Dr. Pettey is active in international ophthalmology where he develops teaching and training collaborations with training programs in Nepal, Ghana, Trinidad...

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
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Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 09, 2015

Fire alarm went off during visit. Time was short, no problem

December 15, 2014

I was extremely impressed with everyone I interacted with...every person was on thier "A" game. I felt like a V.I.P.!

December 13, 2014

Dr Pettey is very good, I appreciate the care and respect he shows for his patients.

December 09, 2014

Dr. Petty is a very friendly and caring person.

December 07, 2014

Dr Pettey was awesome and read my tests before I got in my car to leave the Moran

November 29, 2014

My fault, I guess, for not asking about the problem I came in for, which was cataracts. He was very friendly, and gave me good advice. I thought he seemed a bit hurried, but since I had waited 90 minutes to see him, I'm sure he was running way behind on others, too.

November 24, 2014

This was my first visit with this doctor, so I don't feel I have enough information to give a recommendation to others at this time. This was a vision check-up with no real problems to address, and overall I was quite satisfied with the experience.

November 18, 2014


November 15, 2014

Dr Pettey is an excellent doctor. Makes you feel very comfortable and I have confidence in him. Comfortable and confidence key words.

November 02, 2014

Dr. Pettey was very personable and most importantly he was very through with checking my eyes. He kindly explained the importance of me following up in 6 months (dilation & eye pressure). He explained without alarming me the need to get my pressure checked due to the shape of my eyes. He was patient and wasn't rushing to examine my eyes, very thorough.

October 31, 2014


October 30, 2014

very good experience

October 17, 2014

I would recommend the Moran Eye Center to anyone with eye problems.

October 16, 2014

Very happy with Dr Petty, as he explained many things of which I had been unaware in previous visits with other doctors.

September 13, 2014

I was seen by dr. Choi then by dr. Petey. The exam was very thorough and they both made sure there was no serious problem. They both explained the medical terms they used so that I can understand what was going on.

September 12, 2014

Always great experience.

September 01, 2014

All very good.

August 30, 2014

excellent experience

August 25, 2014

I always have a lot of questions, sometimes probably too many, but it's because I am very worried about my eyesight. Dr. Pettey has been very patient with me and he has always answered all my questions, and he has explained all the procedures, the risks, all the medical terms.

August 16, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Pettey.

August 14, 2014

Dr Pettey is the best ¦ he is efficient, friendly, kind and instructive.!!

August 13, 2014

Dr. Petty offered to do a laser treatment on a cataract lens that had clouded up through scar tissue after I told him how poor my night vision had become. This had been a problem since the lens was placed in my eye 8 years previously. He was the first eye doctor to suggest that he might be able to help me. (I have seen at least 10 other eye doctors about this problem). I was very nervous about the procedure because of past bad experiences, but he was very reassuring and calm and addressed every concern I had. I am so grateful that he could help me. I only wish it could have been sooner. Wouldn't it have been nice to be able to see better for the past 8 years and wouldn't it have been nice to have been able to see better before my huge vitreous detachment last year. I applaud him for his help.

August 12, 2014

he stayed he needed to speak with my doctor Judith Warner who would be back Friday but then they schedule me out 6 weeks. I cannot drive, I cannot see well enough to drive. and I cannot work with this, but he said here are some eye drops and see you in six weeks. in the meantime what do I do for work?

August 09, 2014


August 05, 2014

Dr Pettey is excellent.

July 31, 2014

Awesome care provider!

June 29, 2014

Outstanding in all regards!

June 21, 2014

I would not hesitate to recommend the Moran to anyone.

June 11, 2014

Excellent - I can't say enough good things. Dr. Pettey is wonderful.

May 22, 2014

He was great with my 8 year old son. Dr. Petty made him feel very comfortable, I would like my son to continue to see Dr. Petty

May 21, 2014

very thorough visit and attention

May 19, 2014

Dr. Pettey is absolutely awesome! I have never had a more complete experience with a physician and I can't thank him enough for his attentiveness and care. Because of Dr. Pettey, I have begun treatment for ailments I've had for about a decade.

May 10, 2014

Every one was very nice and considerate. I had a very good experence

April 26, 2014

I just didn't really feel that my ? was answered about the watering from my eyes especially the left one and what I might be able to do about it. other wise I was happy with the appt.

April 07, 2014

I was very pleased with all of the medical care i received.

March 28, 2014

Dr Pettey is the best!!! he is concerned and helpful also his staff follows his lead even the reception desk has great people to assist you with all that you need to do.

March 22, 2014

All was positive.

February 15, 2014

It was great to have the Nurse (who ever did the initial tests) and the Doctor be ready to accommodate me in the things "I" wanted. Also the sheet that they printed out as we left and made or next appointment was perfect. It contained my appointments, my medications and instructions which was so helpful.

February 08, 2014

I have already suggested to those who need eye care to Dr. Pettey and his staff

January 07, 2014

The only poor rating was because Dr. Pettey forgot to give me the prescription we discussed during my exam. It wasn't critical or urgent at the time, but I nevertheless need it.

December 29, 2013

would have liked some written care suggestions for dry eyes

December 02, 2013

Dr. Pettey and his resident were great. I liked them both.

November 25, 2013

Honestly, I think Dr. Pettey has the disposition that all health care providers should have. He REALLY listens. He cares about his patient's overall health and well-being. He asks lots of questions. He doesn't "lord" his expertise over his patients. He's approachable and friendly and he does his best to make his patients feel comfortable. Compared to other providers I've dealt with, I feel Dr. Pettey actually cares.

November 05, 2013

I appreciated him reviewing my records from a different provider.

October 31, 2013

Dr Pettey is awesome and provided me with the ability to relax as i knew i was in very good hands

October 31, 2013

Dr. Bettis was training an inter from the VA & asked if it was ok for her to look 2 my eye & be there during my evaluation.

October 28, 2013

Like I stated, the staff was exceptional!!!!!

October 24, 2013

I could tell that I was receiving the best care possible.

October 21, 2013

Informed step by step as to what was happening. Asked if I had any ??'s or concerns. Very thoughtful. In general I don't like doctors, but he was able to easy my anxiety.

October 15, 2013

About two years ago, I changed from a previous University of Utah physician and, after careful consideration of his background, training, and community care involvement, I chose to see Dr. Pettey. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and open. He provides excellent care and has great interpersonal skills. I have full confidence in his abilities and the care he has provided to me. Since most of us, including myself, are careful about the care of our eye and sight, I am pleased to have such a good physician. My thanks!

October 03, 2013


October 01, 2013

I like my care providers (ALL of them) to talk with me when they doing things to my eyes. What are they doing? Why? What are they finding? It's my body. I really don't like having someone look at my eyes or measure them and not talk about it. When they don't talk to me I'm left feeling like an object rather than a person. This is a comment about all of health care, not just the Moran. So, please pass that along.

September 24, 2013

I would have no problem recommending this facility or the doctors. Was treated very well.

September 23, 2013

I had a retina exam previous for a study and that was all that I had. When I went to my old doctor during the two exams at the Moran Center he told me I had Macular Degeneration. But with the two exams at the Moran Center both times they never saw that problem. That was a huge relief. Dr. Pettey took time to look at the previous exam at the Moran Center and was able to give me a better history in which it was a huge relief! Thanks for the good news and the new prescription and the great job that you did!

August 29, 2013

When he finally got there, the physician was professional, almost human. No gripes there, but no salutations either.

August 28, 2013

Dr. Pettey was great. He was very thourogh and personable.

August 13, 2013

Dr. Pettey is exceptional.

August 05, 2013

Dr. Pettey is super and I have strongly recommended him to my friends.

August 04, 2013

Dr. Pettey is patient, caring, and knowledgeable. Although he has many patients, he is never in a hurry. He explains things well and listens to questions.

July 22, 2013

Dr. Petty was very good and I really appreciate his sense of humor - that really works for me.

June 26, 2013

No real conclusions were come to about my problem. They ruled out several serious possibilities, like tumor, or eye pressure. Said my problem may be related to cataracts or dry eye. Since my visit, the recommended eye drops and heat applications haven't seemed to help.

June 24, 2013

It was ok wish there was more they could do for my vision since that is what the problem is

May 28, 2013

Seemed very caring and I had confidence he was being thorough, unlike previous providers. His explanations made sense, and have helped me understand and deal with my conditions.

May 23, 2013

The staff that I encountered in my visit,Bethany, Dr.Swan and Dr. Pettey were at all times reassuring and very sympathetic to my concerns and they all gave me applicable information that I could easily understand and apply once at home

May 13, 2013

competent and friendly doctor

April 19, 2013

I had a very good experience during my entire time at the facility

April 08, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Pettey to others.

April 03, 2013

Great experience.

March 25, 2013

The ophthalmologist provided care on the extreme (good) end of a care spectrum, opposite of what had been provided by specialist seen previously at St. Mark's hospital. This provider addressed all issues and to depth, and demonstrated diagnostic expertise my wife had not experienced before in Utah. My thanks to Moran and University of Utah for care provided my wife.

March 19, 2013

I felt the doctor showed genuine care which made me feel more confortable that I was in good hands.

March 14, 2013

The physician was very helpful and informative.

March 04, 2013

Dr Pettey was very personable. I had several questions and felt that he had ample time to answer them and not have to rush out to the next patient.

February 22, 2013

I found the doctor and the resident completely open to discussion, and great listeners. They helped me determine the surgical options I had, and also helped me understand the choices I had for permanent replacement lenses.

February 20, 2013

very good

January 31, 2013

The care staff made sure I was very comfortable and were very personable.

January 31, 2013

Dr. Pettey and Dr. Kinard were fantastic. They were both very thorough. Thanks!

January 15, 2013

altogether a very nice visit!

January 03, 2013

Professional - Friendly - Good

December 21, 2012


December 20, 2012

Overall, a world-class operation. I saw a technician, a med student, two interns and the physician. Its what I expected at a teaching hospital. A slight increase in overall visit time, but well worth it. I feel confident I'm getting the right diagnosis and treatment at the Moran center.

December 06, 2012

Dr. Pettey was wonderful

December 05, 2012

Dr. Pettey was amazing!

November 19, 2012

I did not get written instructions, with specifics as to what medication was to be started first. I called in, with no response, and I went back in person to get directions. It was a critical piece of information, that was left out. I looked at My Chart, but there was nothing added for the appointment.

November 05, 2012

I saw Dr. Bell on Sunday 10/28/12. He was excellent. He got me in quickly and diagnosed my problem. He then gave me the number to call for the continuity clinic. I saw Dr. Petty 11/01/12. He did excellent work as well.

November 01, 2012

I had to ask questions about future course of my eye condition and its effects to get all the information I needed.

October 08, 2012

The doctor came at the end for 10 mins. or less.

October 08, 2012

He went the extra mile and found an otoscope so he could check my ear.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Jeff Pettey is the John Moran Eye Center's Residency Program Director and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Pettey specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, complex cataracts and anterior segment surgery. Additionally, he coordinates the teaching and training of medical students, residents, international observers, and fellows.

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 has graduated more than 10 classes!

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.

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.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah
Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment, Academic Ophthalmology
Residency University of Utah, Moran Eye Center
Internship University of Utah
Internal Medicine Preliminary Year
Professional Medical The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Utah


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