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Meet Dr. Steve B. Thom

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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.

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“Dr. Thom did an excellent job on my cataracts. He is very professional, but very caring.” -Rita B.


• 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 Baseball Coach
• Member of Varsity Basketball 1985-1989
• Northern Lights Cub Scout Camp Athletic Director

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