Dr. Michael Greenwood – Ophthalmologist Surgeon

Meet Dr. Michael Greenwood

Dr. Michael Greenwood is a Fargo, ND board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, glaucoma, cornea, and laser vision correction (LASIK) surgery. Upon the finality of the fellowship with Vance Thompson Vision, Dr. Greenwood was invited to remain on the staff, working among the greater Midwest’s most accomplished ophthalmologists. Today, Dr. Greenwood leads Vance Thompson Vision’s Fargo, ND area location. As a Jamestown, ND native, Dr. Greenwood is proud to offer premier eye care close to home.

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Education & Training

While attending the University of North Dakota, Dr. Greenwood was recognized by ESPN as an Academic All-American football player. After receiving his undergraduate education, Dr. Greenwood enrolled in the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences to complete his Doctorate of Medicine. For his ophthalmology training, Dr. Greenwood chose to train at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH where he was an administrative chief resident. Dr. Greenwood furthered his ophthalmology training with an advanced anterior segment fellowship at Vance Thompson Vision alongside board-certified ophthalmologists Drs. Thompson, Tendler, and Berdahl.

Skills & Expertise

With in-depth, hands-on training in advanced anterior segment surgery, it is no wonder that Dr. Greenwood specializes in the most advanced surgical treatment of the eye. 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 continues to be a leading surgeon in the eye care industry ever since starting his ophthalmology journey, and believes that every patient deserves to see life with clarity. He is honored to put his exemplary skill set to use to make that happen.

Extracurricular Involvement

Dr. Greenwood is passionate about teaching and is a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota, helping teach medical students and residents. He is also the associate medical director of the Dakota Lions Sight and Health, working to advance the field of corneal transplantation. Dr. Greenwood has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Greenwood is a member of the following organizations:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery

Hobbies & Personal Interests

When Dr. Greenwood is not performing eye surgery, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Heidi. Together they like playing golf, running, reading, and listening to music. Dr. Greenwood also enjoys playing hockey and skates year round. In the summertime, they enjoy spending time outdoors in the lakes area.


"Thank you Dr. Greenwood for the fine cataract surgery you did on my eyes. It’s like a whole new world out there!"



"Doctor Greenwood and his staff are the finest people I could ever ask for with directing me through my cataract procedures. I can’t thank you enough for the care I received, I truly appreciate all that you’ve done to make this a pleasant experience."



"I had DMEK & Cataract removal done on both eyes. I found the entire staff to be friendly, kind and caring. My experience with Dr Greenwood was very positive. He is compassionate, caring and a truly gifted surgeon. Having eye surgery can be very unnerving. Dr Greenwood & his staff were very helpful & reassuring. I would strongly recommend Dr Greenwood & his staff when considering eye surgery & eye care! Randy Aasen Fargo ND"



"I was very nervous about cataract surgery. I know people say it's an easy surgery but when people are doing things to your eyes I get nervous. Dr Greenwood and staff made the experience very easy and did a great job. Before, during and after. Dr Greenwood even called me personally the night after each of my surgeries to make sure everything was good. I highly recommend them and put your mind at ease, they are very professional."



"I had my Lasik surgery with Dr. Greenwood in Fargo. The whole staff was professional and courteous. I tell everyone considering Lasik or other eye surgerys to check out Vance Thompson Vision! My eyesite is the best it's ever been at 20/15. Thank you Dr. Greenwood!"