Meet Dr. Schmutz
Joseph S. Schmutz, MD is trained in general ophthalmology and specializes in cataract surgery and LASIK, as well as the management of various other eye diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and refractive error.
Dr. Schmutz completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he was selected as administrative chief resident. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington/Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Schmutz graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine where he was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. Dr. Schmutz was the recipient of many scholarships, awards and honors throughout his education and practice.
As chief resident he was involved in the mentoring and education of other residents and medical students. He has been involved with volunteer work throughout his career including monthly eye clinics for the homeless and medical trips to Ecuador and Mexico. Dr. Schmutz’s research has focused on advances in cataract surgery and was presented at national meetings and published in ophthalmology journals. Dr. Schmutz enjoys most about his work the relationships he has built with patients and their families throughout his training.
On a Personal Note . . .
Dr. Schmutz was raised in Enterprise, Utah. He and his wife, Misha, have four children. He enjoys running, playing the piano, eating chocolate ice cream and going camping with his family. Dr. Schmutz speaks Spanish fluently.