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We would like to welcome Samuel F. Passi, MD to Minnesota Eye Consultants as our 2019-2020 Ophthalmic Cornea Fellow!
Dr. Passi specializes in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. He practices out of our Minnetonka, Minneapolis and Bloomington locations.
Originally from Grand Rapids, MN, Dr. Passi graduated summa cum laude from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed an internship at Spartanburg Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC and then his residency at Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC.
Dr. Passi received many awards, honors and research grants throughout undergraduate and medical school. Some awards include the College of Science Dean’s Scholarship, the Honors at Entrance Four-Year Full-Tuition Scholarship for the University of Utah and the Robert H. Ballard Four-Year Full-Tuition Scholarship for the University of Utah School of Medicine. During his residency, Dr. Passi was the primary inventor of two surgical devices. He served as a representative for the Duke Hospital Patient Safety & Quality Council and a lab instructor for Duke Eye Center.
Dr. Passi has presented at several national conferences and co-authored numerous book chapters and journal publications. He is very involved in volunteer initiatives and has served as a Co-Manager of an Ophthalmology Clinic for homeless people and a volunteer for the Utah Rural Outreach Program at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was also a Global Health Scholar for the University of Utah, where he participated in public health projects in Kumasi, Ghana and San Jose, Peru.
In his spare time, Dr. Passi enjoys fishing, water skiing, traveling and playing guitar and piano. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, and two boys, ages 5 and 3. Fun fact: Dr. Passi performed with his high school’s marching band in the Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. back in 2005.