Meet Dr. Michael Greenwood
Dr. Michael Greenwood is a 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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"I had a follow-up visit at Vance Thompson Vision in Fargo for a LASIK procedure previously obtained from another physician. Dr. Greenwood and the rest of the staff were so friendly, professional, and helpful. I ended up talking to someone in the Sioux Falls office as well during the process of scheduling my appointment, and she also went out of her way to help me. I couldn't have been much more pleased with either the quality of care or my interactions with everyone there."
"I recently had Lasik done with Dr. Greenwood at Vance Thompson Vision in Fargo and I couldn't be happier. After my 1 week appointment I was seeing 20/10 thanks to Dr. Greenwood. The staff at Vance Thompson Vision is top notch. From the moment I walked in the door I was treated like I was the most important patient of the day. The level of care has far exceeded anything I have experienced before. Thank You to Everyone at Vance Thompson Vision!"
"I had my Lasik surgery with Dr. Greenwood in Fargo. The whole staff was professional and courteous. I tell everyone considering Lasik or other eye surgerys to check out Vance Thompson Vision! My eyesite is the best it's ever been at 20/15. Thank you Dr. Greenwood!"