Meet Dr. Steve B. Thom

ophthalmologist fargo ndOphthalmologist Fargo, ND

Steve Thom, M.D., was born in Fergus Falls, MN. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. And a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North Dakota Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is also a member of The North Dakota Medical Association and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Thom has successfully performed over 5,000 eye surgeries.


1989-1993 MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
1985-1989 BA, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Postgraduate Training
1994-1997 Ophthalmology Residency: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
1993-1994 Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Work Experience

2009-Present Private Practice, Thom Eye & Laser Clinic – General Ophthalmologist
1998-2009 Meritcare Medical Center, Fargo ND, – Specialty – Comprehensive Ophthalmology
1997-1998 North Dakota Eye Clinic, Grand Forks ND, – Specialty – Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Academic Appointments

1998-Present, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

Professional Memberships/Societies/Awards

American Medical Association (AMA)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
North Dakota Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (NDSEPS)
Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology (MOA)
North Dakota Medical Association (NDMA)
Cum Laude Graduate
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, President – 1989
Beta Beta Beta Bioogy Society, Vice President – 1989
Varsity Basketall Academic All-Conference
Dr. Holmen Biology Honors Scholarship
Carl Fosse Chemistry Honors Scholarship
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society – Junior Year
Roger Dell Honors Scholarship


1996, Effect of topical TGF-B on corneal stromal haze, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
1996, Myoclonic Jerking in two patients on Clozapine, with Dr. Bruggemeyer KE, Primary Psychiatry
1995, Effect of topical anti-TGF-B antibody on corneal stromal haze, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
1992, A study of kinetics of corneal transplant rejection, University of Minnesota Ophthalmology Lab

Community & School Activities

Lake Region Hospital Emergency Room Volunteer
Member of Men’s City League Basketball Team
Public Health Screenings for Eye Disease in Inner-City Philadelphia
St. Louis Park Summer Youth BaseballĀ Coach
Member of Varsity Basketball 1985-1989
Northern Lights Cub Scout Camp Athletic Director

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