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Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery. He has been a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology throughout his career, and is a highly recognized researcher, teacher, author and lecturer. Dr. Lindstrom received the first lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Binkhorst Lecture Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Paton Award from the Eye Bank Association of America. Dr Lindstrom is also a renowned inventor and holds 32 patents in ophthalmology and has designed a number of intraocular lenses and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally.
Dr. Lindstrom earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. He completed extended fellowship training at Mary Shield Hospital in Dallas and as a head fellow at University in Salt Lake City. Dr. Lindstrom has devoted much of his career to training future ophthalmologists as a faculty member for the University of Minnesota, Department of Ophthalmology, and is currently an Adjunct Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Lindstrom’s professional affiliations are extensive, including serving as the President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Global Education Director of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, past president of the International Intraocular Implant Club and past president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Elizabeth A. Davis, MD, FACS, earned her Doctor of Medicine degree, graduating first in her class, from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her ophthalmology training at the Harvard Medical School affiliated Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has also received extensive subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma and corneal, cataract and refractive surgery.
Dr. Davis has performed more than 10,000 refractive surgeries during her career and is regularly recognized as one of the top five TLC surgeons annually. She is a noted researcher, teacher and author who has lectured around the globe on refractive surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American College of Eye Surgeons and the American Board of Eye Surgery.
Thomas W. Samuelson, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his residency training at the University of South Florida and subspecialty training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Samuelson is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, in addition to the laser vision correction of refractive disorders. He has performed research on the safety of LASIK in patients with other ocular disorders, especially glaucoma.
Dr. Samuelson is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Eye Study Club and has served on the Executive Committee of the American Glaucoma Society.
Patrick J. Riedel, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Minnesota He completed a year-long internship at Hennepin County Medical Center; an ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa; and subspecialty training, including a glaucoma and cataract surgery fellowship at the University of Utah John Moran Eye Center. Dr. Riedel has also received extensive training in multiple refractive surgery techniques such as LASIK, PRK and lens implants.
Dr. Riedel is actively involved in the clinical and surgical education of future ophthalmologists. He serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, is an instructor in ocular pharmacology at Regions Hospital and a consultant for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dr. Riedel serves as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, which is the credentialing organization for ophthalmologists; and is affiliated with multiple organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Glaucoma Society and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.
David R. Hardten, MD, received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Kansas. He then completed a three-year residency at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Hardten next fulfilled a training fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery, and external medicine of the eye at the University of Minnesota, the Phillips Eye Institute and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Hardten frequently lectures at national and international conferences on the subjects of eye disorders, and corneal and refractive surgery. He is member of the Clinical Advisory Board for TLCVision. He is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and many other professional organizations.
Sherman W. Reeves, MD, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, graduating with distinction and earning induction into Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Reeves also completed a master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on a merit-based Watt/Hansel Fellowship. He next fulfilled an internal medicine internship at the University of Maryland’s Mercy Medical Center before completing his ophthalmology residency at the Duke University Eye Center in Durham, N.C., and serving as chief resident for a year there. Dr. Reeves completed a subsequent fellowship in cornea, external disease, glaucoma and refractive surgery at Minnesota Eye Consultants.
Dr. Reeves has authored several scientific articles and ophthalmology textbook chapters, and teaches ophthalmology residents at the University of Minnesota Regions Hospital. He is a member of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (AACRS), serving on the AACRS Young Physicians and Residents committee.
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