Robert C. Ramsay, M.D., Emeritus

Dr. RamsayDr. Ramsay was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba. He completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Doctor’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a full-time faculty member at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology from 1974 to 1988, when he founded VitreoRetinal Surgery. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.

Dr Ramsay was the Special Honored Guest at the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation fundraiser in 2010.

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Herbert L. Cantrill, M.D.

cantrillA graduate of Yale University, Dr. Cantrill received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed both his residency in Ophthalmology and a fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Washington University in St. Louis.

He was a full-time faculty member at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology from 1978 to 1988, when he joined VitreoRetinal Surgery. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cantrill is this year’s recipient of the George T. Tani, MD Humanitarian Award.

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Steven R. Bennett, M.D.

bennettDr. Bennett was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. Following his internship at the Hennepin County Medical Center, he completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, and a fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

He joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 1990 and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.

Jill B. Johnson, M.D.

johnsonDr. Johnson received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Michigan State University. She completed her internship and a residency in Ophthalmology at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. After a fellowship in Medical Retina at Northwestern University, she was in private practice and served as a Retinal Consultant to the Ophthalmology Department at the Cook County Hospital.

Dr. Johnson joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 1992. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.

David F. Williams, M.D., MBA

williamsDr. Williams graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toledo and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of Ohio. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, a residency in Ophthalmology and fellowships in Retina Research and in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin. From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Williams was Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Washington University. He is a recipient of many awards and has served as President of The American Society of Retina Specialists.

Dr. Williams joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 1995 and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.

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Edwin H. Ryan, M.D.

ryanDr. Ryan was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Northwestern University and a fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Ryan directed the Retina Service at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology from 1989 to 1992, and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ryan joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 1996.

Sundeep Dev, M.D

devDr. Dev graduated summa cum laude from Boston University. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree summa cum laude from Boston University School of Medicine with a full academic scholarship. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Hospital, followed by a residency in Ophthalmology at the Duke University Eye Center. He then performed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal disease and surgery at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he received the Heed and the American Ophthalmological Society fellowship awards. Dr. Dev is a recipient of the Ronald Michaels Award in Vitreoretinal surgery. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota. He is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and Retina society. Dr. Dev joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 1999.

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Robert A. Mittra, M.D.

mittraDr. Mittra graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. His residency was in Ophthalmology at the Duke University Eye Center, where he received the Edward K. Isbey award for excellence in clinical care, ethics and research. He then completed a Clinical Vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Eye Institute of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Mittra joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 2000, and is an active member of the Macula Society, Retina Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists.

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Polly A. Quiram, M.D., PhD

quiramA magna cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Dr. Quiram received both a Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of California-Los Angeles and her Vitreoretinal Fellowship at Associated Retinal Consultants at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. Quiram joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 2007, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

John B. Davies, M.D.

daviesDr. Davies graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree cum laude from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He pursued his Residency in Ophthalmology at the Emory Eye Center and served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Davies completed a Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Disease at Barnes Retina Institute and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Davies joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in August 2009 and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Please click here to learn more about Dr. Davies.

D. Wilkin Parke, III, M.D.

parkeDr. Parke received a degree in History with a pre-medical focus from Princeton University. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine where he graduated with high honors. Dr. Parke completed an internship in Internal Medicine through the University of Oklahoma and went on to complete his Ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. His Vitreoretinal fellowship was also done at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he was Chief of Residency and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service.

Dr. Parke joined VRS in 2013. Please click here to learn more about Dr. Parke.

David R. P. Almeida, M.D., MBA, PhD

almeidaDr Almeida completed an Honors Bachelor of Science, specializing in Toxicology, at the University of Toronto. After undergraduate studies, he completed a PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Drug Research at the University of Szeged in Hungary. He went on to complete medical school and an ophthalmology residency at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. Next, an interest in healthcare administration led Dr. Almeida to complete an MBA at The George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C. He has completed a 2-year vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Dr. Almeida joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 2015. Please click here to learn more about Dr. Almeida.