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.
"Cataract and lenses - I am from Canada and needed cataracts removed . We chose dr Greenwood’s clinic as he is associated with the special surgery clinic . From the first phone call , the visits , surgery and follow up it’s been a first class experience . The professional and and friendly staff and doctors treated me perfect , even to playing my favourite music while waiting ( very brief) . Absolutely great and very affordable ."
"I had a great experience with Vance Thompson Vision. Dr Greenwood and the staff are kind, caring, and competent."
"The staff at Vance Thompson Vision know the true meaning of "customer service". The process from start to finish was the best experience I have ever had with vision care. Dr. Greenwood and team were amazing to work with. I have already recommend this place to multiple friends and colleagues."
"The staff there was very welcoming and helpful. The technician was patient and very thorough and all the tests that she did. Dr. Greenwood spent extra time explaining my condition and I answered all my questions . When there is questions about insurance and what would possibly be covered they brought in a staff member who spoke specifically about those issues. A second stack person came in and explained how they would help ensure that the insurance claim would be appealed if necessary. The whole appointment was very thorough and the information helped me make the best decision for my health possible. I would recommend Vance Thompson vision to anyone with complex eye problems."
"Both my husband and myself received the services of Dr. Greenwood, one year apart. Our experience has been excellent. We both had lenses placed at the time of our cataract surgery so we would not need to wear glasses and are extremely happy with the results. I also needed stents placed to address my condition of high pressures in my eyes and to avoid problems with glaucoma. The only issue I encountered following my surgery was with the eyesight in one eye that was not “as sharp” as Dr. Greenwood felt it should be. With one simple procedure he was able to get the vision 20/20 in that eye also. From our initial clinic visit, the kindness of everyone from front desk clerks and examining nurses through the surgical procedures, and then the follow up call to inquire how we were doing from Dr. Greenwood himself the evening of our surgeries, we couldn’t be more satisfied or happy with the results and have recommended Dr. Greenwood to others."
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