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.
"I had cataract surgery through Vance Thompson Vision. I was very pleased with their office and the people working there. Dr. Greenwood seemed interested in my concerns and, as far as I know, the surgery was successful. The staff working at the surgery location was also very professional and concerned with the surgery. I would recommend him and his associates to anyone who needed eye surgery."
"BEST OF THE BEST. I HAVE NEVER HAD A BETTER EXPERIENCE AND TREATED SO SPECIAL . DR. GREENWOOD IS SO PROFESIONAL AND KIND, THE WHOLE STAFF IS JUST OUT STANDING . I HIGHLY RECOMMEND VANCE THOMPSON VISION."
"It was the most courteous professional doctor visit that I have ever had, I sincerely wish that all other medical providers would follow your example. I feel that I am in very capable hands every time that I visit your facility. Thank You Dr. Greenwood and staff"
"I had lasik there and had a great experience! Great staff!! Wonderful and very competent doctors. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Dr Greenwood and staff!"
"Vance Thompson Vision is an excellent place. I had LASIK eye surgery done about a year ago. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. After years of wearing glasses and contacts, it is so great being able to wake up and be able to see. The doctors, nurses, and staff made you feel so comfortable and were so helpful. They made you feel like family. They did a great job at explaining the procedures and timelines for healing. Dr. Greenwood and his team are the best!!!!"
Interview with Dr. Greenwood: Clear Answers about Cataracts
The hosts of North Dakota Today talk with Dr. Greenwood about cataracts.Read
Interview with Dr. Greenwood: Clear Answers about LASIK
Dr. Greenwood answers common questions about LASIK options and what to expect.Read
Frequently asked questions about cataract conditions.Read
Frequently asked questions about cornea conditions.Read