Moran Eye Center Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

Jul 27, 2021 10:15 AM


A photo of the Moran Eye Center lobby.

The John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah continues to rank among the nation's top eye centers according to U.S. News & World Report, taking the No. 11 spot on the magazine's most recent annual list.

The ranking, released as part of the 2021-2022 Best Hospitals for Ophthalmology report, is based on voting results asking ophthalmologists across the nation where they would send patients with the most complex eye conditions.

"At Moran, we provide comprehensive care with physicians who are extensively trained in all of our field's subspecialties. I couldn't be prouder of this recognition of their skill and dedication."

Randall J Olson, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Distinguished Professor and Chair and Moran CEO

"We're grateful our peers recognize the Moran Eye Center is providing some of the best ophthalmic care the country has to offer," said Randall J Olson, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Distinguished Professor and Chair and Moran CEO. "At Moran, we provide comprehensive care with physicians who are extensively trained in all of our field's subspecialties. I couldn't be prouder of this recognition of their skill and dedication."

U.S. News & World Report says its Best Hospitals listings aim to help patients make crucially important health care decisions. For ophthalmology, the magazine only publishes rankings for institutions that receive at least five percent of votes from ophthalmologists responding over three years.

The ranking is the latest recognition for the Moran Eye Center. Following a national poll of ophthalmology department chairs, Ophthalmology Times magazine in 2020 ranked Moran No. 11 in the country for having the best overall program. Doximity.com has ranked Moran's residency program at No. 6 in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report rated University of Utah Hospital No. 1 in Utah and the Salt Lake City metro area for the eighth consecutive year.

About Moran's Nationally Ranked Eye Care

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 ten satellite clinics. Moran is 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. Moran's 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 expand access to care.

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