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

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 is a leader among eye surgeons and is honored when patients choose him to restore their vision.

Interests & Added Expertise

Dr. Greenwood is passionate about teaching and is a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota. He is also the associate medical director of Dakota Lions Sight and Health, an organization working to advance the field of corneal transplantation. In addition, Dr. Greenwood is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and American Glaucoma Society.


  • 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

  • Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists, American Glaucoma Society
  • 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

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Personal & Hobbies

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Heidi, and their daughters. 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.

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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Dr. Greenwood always looks forward to welcoming new and current patients. To schedule a consultation with his team, simply call the number below or click Contact Us and we’ll be in touch shortly. We are honored by the opportunity to serve you.

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