Welcome to our 2018-2019 Fellow Physicians!
This time of year is always bittersweet as we say ‘goodbye’ to the Fellow physicians who have been with us this past year, and ‘hello’ to the incoming 2018-2019 Fellows!
Dr. Walter T. Parker (our MD Fellow) will be returning to Alabama and joining Alabama Ophthalmology Associates in Birmingham. We will certainly miss him at Minnesota Eye, but know he’ll take excellent care of his patients in Alabama.
We are thrilled to share that Dr. Michael D. Scheidt (our OD Fellow) has agreed to stay onboard with us! He will be an incredible addition to our Minnesota Eye Consultants Optometric Team and we couldn’t be happier to officially welcome him to the team. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Scheidt at our beautiful Minnetonka office.
We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Morgan R. Godin, our new MD Fellow, and Dr. Emmalee A. Toldo, our incoming OD Fellow!
Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Godin graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in Durham, NC. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French, with a minor in chemistry. During her time there, she received numerous awards and honors, including the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award and the Crosby Scholars Program Michael Nachman Scholarship.
She obtained her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and went on to complete an internship at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital Dept. of Internal Medicine in Greensboro, NC. She then completed her residency at Duke University Hospital Dept. of Ophthalmology.
Throughout undergraduate and medical school, Dr. Godin was heavily involved in volunteer and education initiatives. Some of those projects included organizing fundraising efforts to help open a girls’ boarding school in Kenya through the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research, facilitating inpatient art projects and therapy dog visits for patients with cancer at Duke University Hospital, serving as a health education instructor for elementary and high school students and assisting with community glaucoma screenings in Durham.
Dr. Godin has presented at several national conferences and co-authored numerous book chapters and journal publications. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Women in Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery and ARVO.
In her spare time, Dr. Godin enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with her family. She is also an avid tennis player and was a NCHSAA 4-A North Carolina State Tennis Doubles Champion in high school.
Emmalee A. Toldo, OD, MEd VFL
Originally from Chisholm, MN, Dr. Toldo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. She minored in both biology and deaf studies.
Dr. Toldo received her Doctorate of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. She also received her Master of Education in Visual Function in Learning from Pacific University College of Education. Her thesis research examined the interprofessional communications between ophthalmologists, optometrists and teachers of the visually impaired.
While at Pacific University, Dr. Toldo was involved in numerous committees and associations, including the Faculty Development Committee, the Nero Optometric Rehabilitation Association and the Pacific Practice Management Group. Dr. Toldo was a Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society member, and was awarded the Edwards Endowed Scholarship and the Walman Optical Scholarship. Dr. Toldo also participated in several volunteer initiatives, including Special Olympics – Lions Club International Opening Eyes and mission trips to both Cambodia and Peru.
Dr. Toldo completed externships at St. Croix Vision Center in Stillwater, Albert Lea Eye Clinic – Mayo Health Clinic, Eye Care Group of Southern Oregon in Grants Pass, OR and Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA. She focused on ocular disease and primary eye care, among other specialties, throughout her externships.
Dr. Toldo sees patients out of our Bloomington, Minnetonka and Minneapolis locations and specializes in primary eye care. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, Zumba and exploring the ever-growing brewery scene. She also enjoys traveling and exploring across the country (and Canada!) to visit friends.