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Our Team

Bettering lives and building relationships through focused research

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Lance Bergstrom, MD FACS

Dr. Bergstrom is a Fargo, ND native.  Dr. Bergstrom is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, at the UND School of Medicine and Fellow of the America College of Surgeons.

He started Bergstrom Eye Research as a Principal Investigator in 2013 and has worked on multiple ophthalmology trials due to his experience and expertise.

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Tracie Malsom, OD

Tracie Teig Malsom, O.D. was born and raised in Marshall, MN. She attended Minnesota State University – Moorhead and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Spanish. She went on to study for her doctorate at the Indiana University School of Optometry.

Dr. Malsom has served as an Investigator for Bergstrom Eye Research since joining our team in 2015.

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Matt Stein, OD

Dr. Matthew Stein was born and raised in Moorhead, MN. He attended North Dakota State University and went on to study for his doctorate at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry. 

Dr. Stein has served as an Investigator for Bergstrom Eye Research since joining our team in 2021.

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Tim D. Dahl, MA, CCRC

Director of Research Operations

Tim joined Bergstrom Eye Research in 2020 with 16 years of experience in Research.  He earned his Bachelor of Science at Minnesota State University – Moorhead and his Master of Arts at the College of St. Scholastica.  Tim lives in West Fargo with his wife, Susan, and their four children, Dillan, Elizabeth, Jolee, and William.  Tim enjoys going for a run on a daily basis, spending time with friends and family, baking and cooking, telling “dad jokes”, and watching various sports, but mostly the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.

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Angie Callaghan, COA

Clinical Study Coordinator/ Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Angie has been an assistant in Ophthalmology since 2003.  In 2017, she began focusing primarily on coordinating and managing eye related clinical trials and joined Bergstrom Eye Research in March of 2020.  While she spent her elementary and teen years as a Moorhead Spud, she currently resides in North Fargo with her husband and son.  Angie loves laughter, finding the humor in almost any scenario and listening to most types of music especially while soaking up the sunshine of summer days. She is currently working to develop interest in cold weather activities to make the long winters more bearable.

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Kayla Geyer

Clinical Study Coordinator

Kayla joined Bergstrom Research in December of 2020. She has worked coordinating clinical research studies for 7 years. She received her bachelor’s in science from Minnesota State University – Moorhead with a degree in Social Studies, with a primary emphasis in Government. She lives in South Fargo with her husband and her two dogs Rodger and Buttons. In her free time, she coaches high school speech and debate at a local high school.

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Kristin Follman

Director of Marketing and Communications

Kristin is originally from Willmar, Minnesota.  She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and graduated in 1993 with a degree in Communications, French and English.  She has gone to Haiti since 2017 with Dr. Bergstrom’s Haiti Eye Mission team and has become very passionate about the mission of preventing blindness. She is an active member of the Horace, ND community where she and her husband raised their son and still reside.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and relaxing at the lake.

Please feel free to contact our office at anytime with your questions

Our staff is here to assist you with any questions you have regarding participation in clinical trials and what studies you may qualify for.

Contact Us:
Phone: 701-478-0061
Fax: 701-850-8047
Email: research@bergstromeye.com 

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At Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic, our goal is to provide the highest quality of care in a compassionate and ethical manner. We believe that vision is one of our most precious gifts.

I was very impressed by Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic from the very moment I scheduled my first appointment. All of the staff treated me with care and professionalism. Each person I had contact with treated my like I was the only patient, which was refreshing. All my questions were answered and I never felt rushed. My vision is near perfect. I wish I would not have worried so much about the surgery. I would never hesitate to recommend Dr. Bergstrom and his staff. 

– MICHELLE WACHALA

My experience was wonderful. I have worn glasses since I was in 4th grade. I just continued to get nearsighted. I couldn’t even see the large neon lights on my alarm clock on my nightstand before my surgery. After surgery I could already tell the difference. I could see without my contact lenses. It is so wonderful to not have to put in my contact to see in the morning. My healing process went well also. I had very little pain and only used drops when my eyes were dry. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bergstrom’s clinic to anyone thinking about Lasik eye surgery.

– Danielle Breuer

There is no better feeling than waking up in the morning and not having to put on my glasses or put in my contact to do everyday activities. Once again, I would like to thank Dr. Bergstrom and his staff on the tremendous job.

– Jon Kapp

I had a very positive experience starting from my inquiring phone calls to the day of my actual surgery. The lady who spoke with me on the phone made it possible for me to be able to get my appointment time sooner than the date she has quoted to me. I had a specific reason to get in sometime sooner in the next 2 weeks because my husband travels and he would be home to be my driver. She strove to accommodate me. I live 80 miles away. The personal service and the Lasik surgery were a very positive experience. Everyone was very kind and patient in answering my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Bergstrom.

– Judy Westerman

My surgery experience was great. I was taking classes out of town over the summer so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to fit surgery in. The staff at Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic, however, was more than helpful in accommodating my schedule. Now that I am back at school at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, it is great not having to worry about my vision. Thank you Dr. Bergstrom and staff.

– Issac Zimmerman

I've had poor vision since 3rd grade. I was almost a -1300 when I came to see Dr. Bergstrom. I have been told for years by other doctors that my vision was “too bad” and that Lasik surgery was not for me. Dr. Bergstrom and his great staff did a number of tests on me and the final conclusion was I could finally be helped! I had my 1st surgery and 10 diopters were take off which means I was a -1300 and today I am -3.00. In a few months I will have my next procedure done to totally correct my vision. What I appreciate most is the in-depth care from the entire staff. Everyone has been so friendly and has celebrated along with me and I can finally see after almost 40 years of very poor eyesight. Dr. Bergstrom is always willing to see me with dry eye issues or contact lens changes in my eyes in the 1st healing part after my surgery. The aftercare is fantastic and so personable as well. And last, but not least – Teri, you’re the best! Always a smile on your face to share!

– Cindy Seicer

Thanks to Dr. Bergstrom, I was able to have Lasik surgery. Due to my complex medical conditions, no other doctor would dare to perform Lasik on me. Dr. Bergstrom and his staff did a lot of preliminary testing on my eyes free of charge, to insure I was a candidate for a safe and successful outcome. My vision is almost perfect and still improving everyday, just like they had explained to me. It’s amazing and I still can’t believe it at times! I wore glasses for over 35 years and now I can pick out sunglasses. Our children are amazed that Mom can see the alarm clock on her bedside. I am too! Than you Dr. Bergstrom and staff for the freedom my new eyes give me.

– Ronda Smith

I could not be happier with my lasik surgery. The only regret I have is I wish I would have done it years ago. I do not miss my contacts or my glasses. I love being able to see clearly when I wake up, and no hassles with lenses. Also hats off your your staff – very professional, knowledgeable and caring. My experience was an excellent one. I would recommend your service to anyone. Thank you.

– Ann Nelson

Before surgery I couldn’t cross a room without my glasses and/or contacts. For someone who had such bad astigmatism, contacts didn’t work well for me either. This surgery was a dream of mine for years. Such a dream, I forgot to be nervous until minutes before the procedure The actual surgery was painless and not even uncomfortable but WOW was it strange seeing things so close. After (my nap was relaxing) I could already see – even better than with my glasses. It’s been months since that day and I still can’t believe I don’t need corrective eye wear and I even forget that I don’t have to take out my contacts and not reach for my glasses in the morning. This has been a life changing and awesome experience for me and thankfully, I was an ideal case.

– Jennifer Rheault

Amazing! In less than 24 hours, I had 20/25 vision. Now I have 20/20! It is a blessing to be able to see perfectly at any given time! The staff have been wonderful in assisting and answering questions! This is the best purchase/investment for the amount of money I’ve ever spent! The actual surgery was a cool experience too. Thanks to all at Bergstrom's clinic.

– Holly Hanson