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Dr. Sherman Reeves is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in cornea and external disease, cataract, and refractive surgery. As director for Minnesota Eye Consultants’ Clinical Research Department, Dr. Reeves leads research projects surrounding LASIK Eye Surgery, refractive surgery, complex case management, cataract surgery, natural lens replacement surgery, glaucoma management, corneal transplantation, iris reconstruction, surgical instrumentation, and drug therapies.
Dr. Reeves was raised in Manhattan, KS, and then attended the University of Kansas where he was elected president of the 25,000 member student body in his junior year. While at KU, he also served on the Kansas University Athletic Corporation board of directors and served as president of the Kansas Union Memorial Corporation board of directors, a $14 million non-profit corporation responsible for the operation of the Kansas Student Unions. In his junior year, Dr. Reeves was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a prestigious national award recognizing outstanding public service. Upon graduating with distinction, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received the Agnes Wright Strickland Award from the Chancellor for outstanding scholarship and service to the university.
Dr. Reeves completed his doctor of medicine degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He also completed a master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on a merit-based, full-tuition Watt/Hansel Fellowship. While at Johns Hopkins, he was recognized for his research efforts with the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute Dana Center Student Award, the Henry Strong Denison Award for Excellence in Research and the Sibley and Catherine Hoobler Award for Excellence in Public Health and Medicine. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Reeves completed the University of Maryland’s Mercy Medical Center internship in internal medicine.
Dr. Reeves obtained his ophthalmology residency training at the Duke University Eye Center in Durham, NC, where he was awarded the Dastgheib Eye Surgery Award in recognition for outstanding surgical skills. As a resident, he was also recognized with several national honors including the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award and was a co-recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Star Award for the creation of a regional resident advocacy program. He then served a year on the Duke faculty as Chief Resident, with responsibility for the operation and education programs of the Duke ophthalmology residency. Dr. Reeves then obtained subspecialty fellowship training in cornea, external disease, glaucoma and refractive surgery at Minnesota Eye Consultants. During his fellowship year, he was awarded the Claes Dohlman Society Award, given to a single individual nationally each year for excellence in cornea subspecialty training.
Dr. Reeves performs cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery, corneal transplants and other surgeries for patients with corneal diseases. He also performs refractive surgery, including laser vision correction surgeries such as LASIK and PRK as well as refractive lens implant surgery.