Meet Dr. Michael Greenwood
Dr. Michael Greenwood is our Fargo, ND board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea, and laser vision correction (LASIK) surgery. Upon the finality of the fellowship with Vance Thompson Vision, Dr. Greenwood was invited to remain on the staff, working among the greater Midwest’s most accomplished ophthalmologists. Today, Dr. Greenwood leads Vance Thompson Vision’s Fargo, ND area location. As a Jamestown, ND native, Dr. Greenwood is proud to offer premier eye care close to home.
Education & Training
While attending the University of North Dakota, Dr. Greenwood was recognized by ESPN as an Academic All-American football player. After receiving his undergraduate education, Dr. Greenwood enrolled in the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences to complete his Doctorate of Medicine. For his ophthalmology training, Dr. Greenwood chose to train at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH where he was an administrative chief resident. Dr. Greenwood furthered his ophthalmology training with an advanced anterior segment fellowship at Vance Thompson Vision alongside board-certified ophthalmologists Drs. Thompson and Berdahl.
Selected Honors & Awards
- Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Contribution — Delhi Ophthalmological Society
- Resident Excellence Award — ASCRS Foundation
- AAO Advocacy Ambassador — American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Administrative Chief Resident — Case Western Reserve University
- Gold Humanism Honor Society
- Class President — UNDSMHS
- First Team Academic All-American, Football — ESPN The Magazine
- Student Athlete of the Year — North Central Conference
- Male Student Athlete of the Year — University of North Dakota
Skills & Expertise
With in-depth, hands-on training in advanced anterior segment surgery, it is no wonder that Dr. Greenwood specializes in the most advanced surgical treatment of the eye. As a fellowship-trained cornea and glaucoma surgeon, Dr. Greenwood performs the most advanced techniques in cornea transplants, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), laser-assisted cataract surgery, and laser vision correction (LASIK). He continues to be a leading surgeon in the eye care industry ever since starting his ophthalmology journey, and believes that every patient deserves to see life with clarity. He is honored to put his exemplary skill set to use to make that happen.
Dr. Greenwood is passionate about teaching and is a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota, helping teach medical students and residents. He is also the associate medical director of the Dakota Lions Sight and Health, working to advance the field of corneal transplantation. Dr. Greenwood has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Greenwood is a member of the following organizations:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- The International Society of Refractive Surgery
Hobbies & Personal Interests
When Dr. Greenwood is not performing eye surgery, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Heidi, and daughter, Quincy. Together they like playing golf, running, reading, and listening to music. Dr. Greenwood also enjoys playing hockey and skates year-round. In the summertime, they enjoy spending time outdoors in the lakes area.
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