Tanner Ferguson, MD

Sioux Falls, SD
South Sioux City, NE

Dr. Ferguson is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist with a special interest in clinical research and advancing the field of ophthalmology. He is committed to fostering meaningful connections with his patients and understanding their visual goals. Read More


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Meet Dr. Ferguson

From a young age, Dr. Ferguson knew he wanted to pursue a career in eye care. He grew up observing his father, a local optometrist, express a unique energy and excitement for improving vision. Prior to medical school, Dr. Ferguson began spending time conducting research with Dr. Thompson and Dr. Berdahl, sparking an early interest in clinical research and cementing his desire to become an ophthalmologist.


  • Morningside University
  • University of South Dakota Medical School
  • Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute Residency
  • Vance Thompson Vision Fellowship

Awards & Honors

  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons Resident Excellence Award
  • 2021 Top Resident Paper, Cole Eye Institute Annual Research Day
  • 2019 Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer’s Award, 1st Place
  • 2018 University of South Dakota Scholarship Pathways Program Top Research Project Winner
  • 2016 Best of ASCRS 2016 Annual Meeting, Paper
  • 2014 NAIA Academic All-American Nominee (2012-2014)
  • 2013 Biology Student of the Year, Morningside University

Personal & Hobbies

Dr. Ferguson enjoys walking and playing with his dog, Kramer, whom he has dubbed the “happiest dog in the world.” As a sneaker fanatic, he has amassed a large sneaker collection and enjoys reading or watching content centered around sneaker design. Most of all, he loves spending time spent with his wife, Dr. Kayla Karpuk, an optometrist at Vance Thompson Vision.

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Prioritizing Research

Dr. Ferguson has a strong belief in fostering an environment of patient-focused, evidence-based care, which is supported by the extensive research conducted through Vance Thompson Vision.

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