Jed Assam, MD

Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Jed Assam is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in retinal disease diagnosis and management and surgery for the retina and vitreous body. Read More


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Meet Dr. Assam

Dr. Jed Assam’s aptitude for learning, research, and leadership have taken him to impressive places, and he has found his way back to the place and people who shaped him.

A native of Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Assam is now an experienced ophthalmologist who guides patients through the course of their retina illness.

Before becoming an ophthalmologist, Dr. Assam earned a master’s degree in Human Clinical Anatomy at Creighton University. From there, he completed his ophthalmology training at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas where he was Chief Resident and intern of the year. Next, he completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he trained under leading experts in the field.

When he isn’t studying retinal care or anatomy, Dr. Assam enjoys diversifying his exploration into the exciting realm of aerospace medicine. He has even assisted government agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration, in research. But Jed is also an outdoorsman who enjoys fishing and hunting and an avid cook who likes to host meals for friends and family as it’s one of the simplest ways to bring people together.

Interests & Added Expertise

Throughout his studies, Dr. Assam sought opportunities to provide eye care to underserved indigenous communities and has helped procure more than $80,000 in grants to support vital programs.

Dr. Assam is also a seasoned instructor for medical students who need lab and other hands-on experience.


  • Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • USD Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD
  • University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Internship, Galveston, TX
  • UTMB Residency, Galveston, TX
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 UTMB Ophthalmology Leadership Award
  • 2021 UTMB Ophthalmology Academic Achievement Award
  • 2021 American Academy of Ophthalmology Artemis Award Nominee
  • 2021 UTMB Outstanding Overall Resident Award Nominee
  • 2018 Glenda Adams & Danny Adams TDCJ Intern of the Year Award
  • 2018 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
  • 2017 Chester B. McVay Award
  • 2016 Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee

Personal & Hobbies

When he isn’t providing retinal care, Jed enjoys exploring aerospace medicine. He has even assisted the Federal Aviation Administration in research. Jed is also an outdoorsman who enjoys fishing and hunting and is an avid cook who likes to host meals for friends and family.

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Assam is a well-practiced clinical researcher across multiple disciplines. When it comes to retina research, he continues to strive for knowledge that improves treatment for retinal disease. He is also a trusted educator for students pursuing medical careers.

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Jed Assam, MD Reviews

April 13, 2024

Dr Assam and his staff were professional, super friendly, extremely informative before and after the procedure. Made me feel super relaxed. A++

January 24, 2024

Dr. Assam has been kind and considerate each visit. He listens and answers my questions thoroughly. I am confident in his expertise and happy that he is in Sioux Falls.

January 2, 2024

Dr. Assum has been a great retina doctor. Takes his time, listens to you, and makes sure to answer every question you have. Highly recommend him!!!

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