Dr. Bergstrom

Lance Bergstrom, M.D., is a Fargo native. He 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.

Since 1992, Dr. Bergstrom has successfully performed over 10,000 eye surgeries.

Lance K. Bergstrom, M.D., FACS



1987-1991 MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
1982-1986 BA, Magna cum Laude, Luther College, IA
1982, H.S. Oak Grove Lutheran School, Fargo, ND, Salutatorium

Postgraduate Training

1992-1995 Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Harry Truman VA Medical Center
1991-1992 Internship: Transitional, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


Diplomat – American Board of Ophthalmology
 Diplomat – National Board of Medical Examiners
1992 – 
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Current – 
ND & MN Medical & Surgery Licenses
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Visx Excimer Laser System PRK with Astigmatism & High Myopia Course
PTK Training Course
Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis Program
Photorefractive Keratectomy
C-LASIK: Lamellar Refractive Surgery Course
Visian ICL Certification
Intralase Certification, 2008

Clinic/Hospital Privileges

Sanford Health (Fargo, ND), Essentia (Fargo, ND) 
Essentia (Ada, MN), 
Essentia (Detroit Lakes MN), 
Essentia (Lisbon, ND), 
Northern Plains Surgery Center (Fargo, ND)

Professional Research & Work Experience

1997- Present Private Practice, Bergstrom Eye & Laser Clinic – General Ophthalmologist
1995-1996 Dakota Clinic Ltd. – Staff Ophthalmologist
1992-1995 University of Missouri Hospitals – Moonlight as emergency room physician
1990 University of Minnesota Dept. of Ophthalmology – Research in corneal immunology
1987 Mayo Clinic – Thoracic Biochemistry Dept. clinical and laboratory research
1986 Medtronic Inc. – Pacemaker research
1985 Chicago Medical School. Dept. of Immunology and Microbiology – Immunology research

Academic Appointments

1996-Present, Associate Clinical Professor, UND School of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery
1995 Chief Resident, University of Missouri Hospitals, Dept. of Ophthalmology
Illinois College of Optometry, Pacific College of Optometry, Adjunct Clinical Professor

Professional Memberships/Societies/Activities

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 
Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology
, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 
North Dakota Medical Association, 
Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, 
Phi Beta Kappa Society
, National Eagle Scout Association, 
Northern Lights Council Board Member, 
Boy Scout Council, 
Urban Plains Aquatics Club