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Education

  • Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Fellowship – Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye and Ear Institute, Resident
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Intern
  • University of Minnesota Medical School, M.D.
  • Carleton College, B.A.

Certifications, Memberships, & Affiliations

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Philips Eye Institute, Attending Surgeon
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Board Certified
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons
  • Trusted LASIK Surgeons designated Top Doctor in America as advertised in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine

Dr. Omar Awad is a distinguished ophthalmologist who holds board certification from the esteemed American Board of Ophthalmology. With over 17 years of patient experience, Dr. Awad is a recognized authority in the field of refractive surgery, having successfully performed more than 57,000 LASIK and laser vision correction procedures and more than 6,000 cataract and lens replacement procedures. After earning his medical degree and completing his internship and residency, Dr. Awad further honed his skills through a fellowship in Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Awad’s impressive journey began with a medical degree in ophthalmology from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His commitment to excellence led him to complete an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, followed by an enriching residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye and Ear Institute. He further honed his skills through a fellowship in Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, MD.

As a key member of the Minneapolis family of brands since 2006, Dr. Awad’s experience has solidified his reputation as a leader in the field of ophthalmology, refractive surgery, and laser vision correction. His dedication to patient care and his expertise have earned him the distinction of being named one of the Top Doctors in Ophthalmology by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.

Passionate about sharing his insights, Dr. Awad is an international lecturer on cutting-edge cataract and lens implant surgery techniques. His commitment to delivering exceptional patient care is evident at every stage of the journey – from the initial phone call and scheduling, to thorough examinations, advanced testing, precision surgery, and comprehensive follow-up care.

Beyond the realm of medicine, Dr. Awad is a devoted family man with four daughters who keep him and his wife actively engaged in their activities. In his personal time, he embraces an active lifestyle as a member of a Masters Swimming team and is always eagerly gearing up for triathlons. Dr. Awad also finds joy in pursuits such as golf, cycling, guitar playing, boating, and whipping up culinary delights whenever he finds a moment of “free” time.