Michael Greenwood, MD

West Fargo, ND

Dr. Greenwood is a board-certified ophthalmologist who leads Vance Thompson Vision’s Fargo location. He performs the most advanced techniques available and is often asked to share his knowledge nationally and internationally. Read More


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Meet Dr. Greenwood

Dr. Michael Greenwood has been described as kind-hearted, understanding, and passionate by his patients. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea, and laser vision correction surgery. After completing his fellowship with Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Greenwood established Vance Thompson Vision’s West Fargo, ND location.

Interests & Added Expertise

As a fellowship-trained cornea, glaucoma, and refractive surgeon, Dr. Greenwood performs the most advanced techniques in cornea transplants, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), refractive cataract surgery, and laser vision correction (LASIK). He is a leader in the eye care industry, lecturing nationally and internationally and teaching other surgeons and doctors advanced surgery techniques. He believes that every patient deserves to see life with clarity. Dr. Greenwood is honored to put his exemplary skill set to use to make that happen.


  • Jamestown High School, Jamestown, ND
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, (Cleveland, OH)
  • Vance Thompson Vision Fellowship

Awards & Honors

  • Football Hall of Fame Inductee, University of North Dakota
  • 40 under 40, Ophthalmology Management
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Resident Excellence Award, ASCRS Foundation
  • AAO Advocacy Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Case Western Reserve University
  • Elected Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Class President, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • First Team Academic All-American - Football, ESPN Magazine
  • Student-Athlete of the Year, North Central Conference
  • Male Student-Athlete of the Year, University of North Dakota

Personal & Hobbies

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Heidi, and their daughters, Quincy and Jude. Together, they like to play golf, go running, read, and listen to music. Michael also enjoys playing hockey and skates year-round. In the summertime, the Greenwoods enjoy spending time outdoors in the lakes area.

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Greenwood has been involved in numerous FDA-monitored clinical trials on some of the most exciting technologies in ophthalmology and has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals. His published work focuses primarily on glaucoma, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and refractive cataract surgery.

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Michael Greenwood, MD Reviews

June 24, 2024

Dr. Greenwood and staff were thorough, well spoken, easy directions, friendly and professional! Thank you!

May 7, 2024

I was extremely nervous in having Cataract surgery but Dr. Greenwood and the entire staff there made it an easy and pleasant experience! I didn't realize how clouded the cataracts had made my eyesight until I had the first lens replaced so I was very happy to receive the second one the following day. It's amazing how much clearer and brighter my vision is now. I highly recommend having the procedure done, especially by Dr. Greenwood and the staff at Vance Thompson Vision at their beautiful new West Fargo facility!

April 23, 2024

Great people to work with. Friendly atmosphere. Explained procedure thoroughly. Definitely would recommend Michael Greenwood to others for eye surgery.

April 9, 2024

I was very pleased with Dr Greenwood and all staff. He explained the procedure. He was also very personable. He also worked with my 90 year old mom. He was so patient and kind.

February 27, 2024

Very pleasant experience at this office from the time of my first visit to completion of the second cataract surgery. Everyone in the office was was very nice and personable. I felt very comfortable and reassured in their hands. It's only one day after the second surgery but I already feel or see a successful outcome. Thank you Dr. Michael Greenwood and STAFF.

February 23, 2024

Vance Thompson Vision and Dr. Michael Greenwood were friendly, helpful and thoroughly professional during every step of the way.

March 31, 2023

This is my 4th eye surgery, and the very first I’ve had with zero pain. I’m not kidding, the worst pain I felt this go around was the nurse sticking the IV needle in my hand, that was it. Absolutely the best procedure I’ve ever had, Dr. Greenwood is a genius.

November 10, 2021

I now have vision I never thought I could have. Dr. Greenwood was so kind and concerned about my vision. It turned out so well. I’m delighted!

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