Dean McGee Eye Institute

Gregory L. Skuta, M.D.
608 Stanton L. Young Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 405/271-6363
Fax: 405/271-3013

Dean McGee Eye Institute Benchmarks of Excellence

The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) is dedicated to serving all Oklahomans and the global community through excellence and leadership in patient care, education, and vision research.  It is one of America’s largest and most respected centers for medical and surgical eye care with approximately 195,000 total patient visits annually from all 77 Oklahoma counties and the surrounding region, and serving more than 8,300 surgical patients annually in its state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.  Twenty-two of DMEI's 29 ophthalmologists (and all of those recruited before 2013) are listed among the Best Doctors in America and/or Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

In U.S. News and World Report’s 2016-2017 survey, DMEI was recognized as one of the nation’s top 20 academic eye centers (seventh among those affiliated with a public university).  The Eye Institute’s residency program also was ranked among the country’s top 20 by Doximity (eighth among public universities) and attracts top medical students from across the nation.  In 2015, the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, which is housed in the DMEI, ranked among the country’s top 20 departments in National Institutes of Health funding (tenth among departments affiliated with a public university) and 14th in the nation in cumulative funding from Research to Prevent Blindness (seventh among public universities).

In a survey released by Ophthalmology Times in November 2017, DMEI was ranked third in the nation overall behind the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami and the Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University. It was ranked second for clinical care and the residency program and fifth among research programs.

Its physicians and scientists hold or have held numerous major leadership positions in national and international organizations.  DMEI’s Director of Vision Research is a Past President of the International Society for Eye Research, Past Vice President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and a recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Proctor Medal; two members of the faculty are recent directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology; three serve or have recently served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) including two who are Past Presidents; another will become President of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in 2018; and one is a Past President of the American Glaucoma Society. 

DMEI provides approximately $1 million of care to needy Oklahomans each year.

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