Ophthalmology Leaders Rank Moran Eye Center among Best in Nation for Clinical Care, Research, and Education

Nov 02, 2020 8:00 AM


Ophthalmology leaders nationwide have ranked the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah as among the top 12 programs in the nation when it comes to clinical care, research, and education.

A nationwide Ophthalmology Times magazine survey placed the Moran Eye Center as the No. 11 ranked program in the nation. The magazine’s annual survey polls chairpersons and residency program directors at eye centers across the country to compile its rankings.

The latest results, released Oct. 29, place Moran at:

No. 11 in the nation for Best Overall Program
No. 9 in the nation for Best Residency Program
No. 12 in the nation for Best Research Program
No. 12 in the nation for Best Clinical Care Program

The accolade comes on the heels of a U.S. News &World Report Best Hospitals issue that placed Moran on its published list of the top eye hospitals in the nation.

About the Moran Eye Center

As part of University of Utah Health, the Moran Eye Center serves as the largest ophthalmology clinical care and research center in the Mountain West with more than 60 faculty members and 10 satellite clinics. Physicians offer care in nearly all ophthalmic subspecialties, making Moran a major referral center for complex cases with over 145,000 patient visits and about 7,000 surgeries annually.

Moran supports 15 research labs, where internationally-awarded faculty, including one of the world’s top retinal teams, are developing the treatments of tomorrow. Faculty train 12 residents, four interns, and up to 13 fellows each year in one of the nation’s most selective and unique academic programs.

More than 500 employees work to achieve the Moran Eye Center’s vision that no person with a blinding condition, eye disease, or visual impairment should be without hope, understanding, and treatment. Funded by donors, the Moran Eye Center Global Outreach Division carries out this vision on a local and global scale by providing services to underserved Utahns at no cost and by training doctors in developing countries to sustainably expand access to care.

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