John Berdahl MD

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Dr. John Berdahl specializes in advanced Cataract, Corneal and Glaucoma Surgery, in addition to Refractive Surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. He earned his medical doctorate, graduating with honors from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and finished his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.   He completed ophthalmology residency at Duke University where his published work, research, teaching and care of patients brought him many honors including best resident and national recognition as first place winner of the Resident Writers Award.  Dr. Berdahl pursued additional advanced surgical training at the most coveted cornea and glaucoma fellowship in the country at Minnesota Eye Consultants.  As a fellow he received the Claes Dohlman Award from Harvard University, which is given to the top cornea fellow in the country.

Originally from Hills, MN, Dr. Berdahl graduated from Augustana College and taught and coached at Hills-Beaver Creek prior to entering medical school.  Dr. Berdahl has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and his extensive research has been presented nationally and internationally.  His commitment to those in need is demonstrated by his leadership role in EyeCare America (which provides free eye care to underserved) and the numerous surgical mission trips he continues to participate in worldwide.

Dr. Berdahl lives in Sioux Falls with his wife Tamme and young son Tommy, and daughter Anabel.  His main interests include outdoor activities, reading, SCUBA diving, community involvement, and spending time with family.
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Doctor Details
Primary Specialty
Cornea
Secondary Specialty
General
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Claudia
184 out of 407 people found this review helpful
Summary: Excellent experience
March 7th, 2015
Very professional and helpful. Outcome was great, would recommend to anyone and everyone. We drove over three hours for surgery because of the great recommendations of Dr. Berdahl and his staff.
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Guy M. Kezirian, MD, FACS
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Summary: Outstanding Surgeon and Clinician
August 12th, 2013
As a more senior ophthalmologist, and having run many clinical studies and worked with many new technologies, I have had the opportunity to observe many eye surgeons over the years. With that perspective in mind, I would like to offer some comments about John Berdahl, MD, based on up-close observation of his clinical and surgical skills at the Vance Thompson Vision center in Sioux Falls, SD.

I have observed Dr. Berdahl in the operating room and interacting with patients, and have spent time having in-depth discussions about his approach to his practice. Consistent with the overall approach of the VTV center, Dr. Berdahl's focus is on offering patients the best technology, the best practices and the best staff available. The state-of-the-art center is visible evidence of their commitment to excellence.

Beyond that, I watched Dr. Berdahl operate. His technical skills are superb, and his relaxed, composed manner in the operating room is remarkable--and rare. I would put my (or my family's) eyes in Dr. Berdahl's hands any day.

Each generation of ophthalmologists has its thought-leaders and its best-examples. They guide the way for innovation and improvements in patient care. Dr. Berdahl is one of those leaders. Our field will benefit from his commitment to driving excellence, and his patients will benefit from his skills and concern.


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