Meet the Moran Eye Center’s Newest Clinicians

Jan 24, 2019 11:00 AM

The John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah is starting 2019 with three new clinicians and new genetic counseling services.

Moran serves as the largest ophthalmology clinical care and research facility in the Mountain West, with more than 60 faculty members, 500 employees, and 10 satellite clinics. Physicians provide comprehensive care in nearly all ophthalmic subspecialties.

Meet the newest members of our clinical team:

Meagan Seay, DO
Meagan Seay, DO


Meagan Seay, DO, specializes in neuro-ophthalmology and treats patients with diseases affecting the optic nerve and eye movements as well as neurologic diseases that affect vision.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and her medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She completed a neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at New York University.

She sees patients at the Midvalley Health Center in Murray.

Rachel G. Simpson, MD
Rachel G. Simpson, MD

Rachel G. Simpson, MD, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma—including the newest micro-invasive techniques such as iStent, GATT and XEN Gel Stent—as well as cataracts and advanced anterior segment surgeries.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and her medical degree from the University of Arizona. Simpson completed her residency training at the University of California, Davis and a glaucoma fellowship at the Moran Eye Center.

She sees patients at the Midvalley Health Center in Murray and the Farmington Health Center.

Brandon J. Dahl, OD, FAAO
Brandon J. Dahl, OD, FAAO


Brandon J. Dahl, OD, FAAO, is experienced working with a variety of patients in comprehensive optometry and especially enjoys pediatrics, disease management including anterior segment disease, and contact lenses.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish for the Professions from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry. He completed a family practice optometry residency at West Point/State University of New York and was awarded a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry in 2012.

He sees patients at the Parkway and Westridge health centers.

Emily Spoth, LCGC
Emily Spoth, LCGC

Genetic Counseling

Emily Spoth, LCGC, offers genetic counseling to patients, working in consultation with specialists at Moran’s main university location. She can facilitate testing for inherited eye diseases that cause various forms of retinal degeneration, such as retinitis pigmentosa, and help patients understand their risk.

Spoth earned her Masters of Science in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburg.

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