Job ID: 290129122  |  Last Updated: 2/3/2023

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Applicant Contact
Rob Dinneen
Senior Physician Recruiter
(816) 302-3781

Job Description

BC/BE Fellowship Trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Childrens Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Childrens Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in ten specialties. We have received Magnet recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

Current opening for a pediatric ophthalmologist with interest in pediatric and adult strabismus, ROP (laser and avastin treatment experience preferred), ocular genetics, and/or general pediatric ophthalmology
Join a dedicated team of 4 full-time pediatric ophthalmologists, 2 orthoptists and 7 pediatric optometrists
On-site support from 7 additional ophthalmologists including ocular oncology, pediatric retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and oculoplastics
Call coverage at one Level I pediatric trauma center with resident/fellow coverage
AUPO/AAPOS accredited pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program with history of filling the position 9 of the last 10 years
Opportunity to train ophthalmology residents from 2 residency programs (24 total residents per year)
Academic appointments at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri Kansas City and the University of Kansas
Participate in shared ROP screening and treatment at 4 local NICUs (25-35 babies per week)
Access to 2 full-time ophthalmology research coordinators with ~30 internally and externally funded pediatric ophthalmology projects including PEDIG studies
Clinic diagnostic equipment including Optos (with fluorescein angiography), anterior and posterior segment Heidelberg OCT, Pentacam, visual field, Lenstar, specular microscopy and ERG
Advanced OR equipment including 3D viewing system with intraoperative OCT, retinal and glaucoma lasers, UBM, fundus imaging with FA, and corneal crosslinking
The ophthalmology and optometry team see 25,000+ patient visits annually with excellent support from 20 ophthalmic technicians and an overall staff of 50 employees
Competitive salary and compensation package including licensure, board fees, CME allowance, vacation time, health insurance and retirement
The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.

To apply, please submit CV and cover letter to:

The Childrens Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021, the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Childrens Mercy Hospital virtually at

For more information about Childrens Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit

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