Brandon Baartman, MD

Omaha, NE

Dr. Baartman is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is energized by his patients and the opportunity to educate them about eye health. He leads our practice in Omaha, NE. Read More


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Meet Dr. Baartman

After his fellowship, Dr. Baartman elected to stay on as an associate with Vance Thompson Vision and is currently the lead surgeon at our Omaha, NE practice. He has a passion for improving the quality of eye care in the community he serves through his commitments to education, research, technology, and improving the patient experience.

During his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Baartman served as Chief Resident in Ophthalmology and was recognized for his service with an Excellence in Teaching award.

Interests & Added Expertise

Dr. Baartman has always valued vision, but he sees the true impact of sight-saving surgery most clearly during his regular international travels, which have taken him to Honduras, Ghana, and the northernmost region of the Indian Himalayas. During those trips, he has served men, women, and children with limited access to the life-changing surgeries that restore sight. He’s a past volunteer surgeon with Surgical Eye Expeditions International, and he currently volunteers with OneWorld Community Health.


  • Century High School, Rochester, MN
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Cole Eye Institute Residency, Cleveland, OH
  • Vance Thompson Vision Fellowship

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 “One to Watch” in Ophthalmology, Millennial Eye
  • 2019 Editorial Board, American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki
  • 2016-2017 Cleveland Clinic Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2013 David Bryan Sloan III MD Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology
  • 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Inductee
  • 2010 Global Impact Fellow, Unite for Sight

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Personal & Hobbies

Brandon enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Nicole, and their children. He also enjoys reading, home improvement projects, and golfing.

Prioritizing Research

Dr. Baartman has participated in numerous clinical trials, published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has been nationally recognized for his research presentations on a variety of topics in the field of ophthalmology.

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Brandon Baartman, MD

February 14, 2023

I was nervous about my cataract surgery and they made me very comfortable! The surgery went great and all aspects of care were kind and efficient. Dr. Baartman’s follow-up call was much appreciated!

March 11, 2023

Absolutely amazing experience. Dr. Baartman and the entire staff at Vance Thompson Vision are phenomenal. The level of care and service they provided was like nothing I’ve experienced. I highly recommended them for all of your vision needs.

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