Southdale Eye Clinic

6533 Drew Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

Phone
    952-927-7138
FAX
  952-924-4021
Contact Us Today!

Privacy Policy 

 



 

Raymond C. Croissant, M.D.
Medical/Surgical Practice

Raymond CroissantDr. Croissant has spent his entire career at Southdale Eye Clinic. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who performs diagnostic, preventive, and routine eye exams, and treats most medical eye conditions. His long experience in eye surgery, particularly cataract and refractive surgery, has equipped him to counsel you in the advisability and type of surgery suited to your needs.

Dr. Croissant makes every effort to work with you to understand your medical and personal needs and to devise plans to best address them and bring you comfort.

ALL- DOCTOR EXAMINATION
The examination is performed entirely by Dr. Croissant, who does not utilize technicians or other non-physicians to perform any part of the exam, including the prescription of glasses.

COLLEGE EDUCATION
Western Reserve University with AB degree in biology. Membership in the biology and Romance Languages honoraries. Member of the varsity football team. .

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Western Reserve College of Medicine. MD degree. Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in sophomore year.

SPECIALTY TRAINING
Dept. of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.

BOARD CERTIFIED by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Croissant works for quality medical eye care, serving as president of and on the Board of Directors of the MN Academy of Ophthalmology for many years, as well as nationally in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Second Language is Spanish, with a smattering of Italian.

Dr. Croissant enjoys outdoor sports. His wife, Mara, is an immigrant from Latvia, and they were married in 1963. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.


Martin B. Kaplan, M.D.

Martin KaplanDr. Kaplan has practiced comprehensive Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic surgery for over 30 years. His practice includes treatment of medical eye diseases, surgical and laser treatment of Glaucoma, and cataract and refractive surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is certified by VISX® on their state of the art laser for refractive surgery.

Dr. Kaplan grew up in the Twin Cities, earning his medical degree from the University of Minnesota.He received his Ophthalmology training at the internationally recognized Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.He also served in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon for the USAF Thunderbird aerial demonstration team.

Dr. Kaplan served on the steering committee involved in the development of the Phillips Eye Institute and is presently on staff at that facility, as well as at Fairview Southdale Hospital. He was on the board of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology for many years and served as president from 1992-1993. He has received the Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association every year since 1970. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


Dorothy J. Horns, M.D.

Dorothy HornDr. Horns practices general, comprehensive, and consultative ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery.  She specializes in glaucoma and surgery of the anterior segment, and has been performing surgery and laser surgery for more than thirty years.

Dr. Horns received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.  She is one of seven members of her family to have graduated from the U of M Medical School (a real family affair!).  At medical school she was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society her junior year, and she received three of the four prizes awarded at graduation.  She completed her medical internship at the University of California San Francisco (one of the most prestigious programs in the country) before training in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School's world famous Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  She also completed her graduate fellowship training specializing in glaucoma and diseases of the anterior segment at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Horns is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Minnesota Academy of Medicine (the oldest medical group in the state).  She is on the staff of Phillips Eye Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and Fairview Southdale Hospital.  She has been on the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School for thirty years and currently holds the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor.  She has served on multiple professional committees and boards of professional organizations and has taught students in many settings over the years.  She has been selected to help ensure the high quality of future ophthalmologists by serving as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

Dr. Horns, whose father, Richard C. Horns, MD was a well known and well respected ophthalmologist, grew up in the Twin Cities.  After managing her own practice, at first with her father and then on her own for several years, she joined Southdale Eye Clinic in 1998.  She has many multigenerational families of patients who have relied on her skilled, knowledgeable, and caring approach to ophthalmic care for many years.

In addition to her medical duties, Dr. Horns has served on the boards of Alpha Epsilon Iota medical sorority, the Minnesota Opera, and the Schubert Club, and was president of the University of Minnesota Medical School Alumni Society for several years in the 1990s.


Mark Lewis Norman III, M.D.

Mark NormanMark Lewis Norman III, M.D., featured in every "Top Doctor" issue of the renowned Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine is popular with both patients and peers. A comprehensive ophthalmic practitioner since 1983, he specializes in the latest cataract, pediatric, and refractive surgeries. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmologists and VISX® certified on the VISX’s state-of-the-art Star 2 scanning laser, which helps correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Dr. Norman was elected Chief of Staff in 1995 of Minneapolis’ celebrated Phillips Eye Institute. He also has staff appointments to Riverside Medical Center, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, both in Minneapolis and Fairview Southdale in Edina. Additionally, he is a Clinical Instructor in Family Practice at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Born and reared in the Twin Cities, Dr. Norman received his Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of St. Thomas where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. Completing his medical training for his medical degree at St. Louis (Missouri) University, he served two internships, one in the Department of Neurosurgery and the second in the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Louis University Hospitals. His residency in ophthalmology was at the University’s Bethesda Eye Institute where he was named Chief Resident in his third year.

Dr. Norman is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying jogging and rollerblading with his dogs. He and his wife, Polly, a photographer and artist, have two sons.


Nathan B. Reader, M.D.

Nathan ReaderNathan Reader, M.D. practices comprehensive ophthalmology and has experience with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease including medical and laser treatment of retinal disease. He has extensive training in cataract, lens implant, laser, glaucoma, and other anterior segment surgery. Dr. Reader is certified to perform custom LASIK vision correction surgery using the VISX excimer laser and the iLASIK platform.. Dr. Reader also has a special interest in eyelid and upper facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Reader graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Biochemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the top ranked medical schools in the country. While there, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. Dr. Reader completed an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, followed by residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota where he won the oculoplastics award, given to the resident who has shown outstanding skills and aptitude in the areas of ophthalmic plastics and reconstructive surgery. He has done research in the areas of eye movement disorders, neurology, genetics, and fluid mechanics.

Dr. Reader is a board certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and the Minnesota Medical Association. He lives in Bloomington with his wife and two sons.


Erin Leverentz, M.D.

Erin LeverentzDr. Leverentz graduated from Duke University, Magna cum Laude, with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. While there, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Leverentz completed an internship at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in Wisconsin, followed by residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Leverentz then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics.

Dr. Leverentz practices Comprehensive Ophthalmologywith an interest in Cataract Surgery and sub-specialty in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

Dr. Leverentz looks forward to earning your trust and respect by providing you and your patients outstanding eye care in a timely and compassionate manner.


Jonathan H. Engman, M.D.

Jonathan EngmanJonathan H. Engman, M.D. practices comprehensive ophthalmology and has a special interest in cataract and refractive surgery. He enjoys seeing patients with all types of eye diseases including cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and dry eye. He sees patients for eye emergencies and provides routine eye care as well. He is certified to perform CustomVue LASIK and PRK using the VISX laser. He was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2006. He has been featured in the "Top Doctor" issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine.

After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College, Dr. Engman took a year off and spent time doing research at the University of Minnesota and volunteering at a hospice in Jerusalem. He returned to the University of Minnesota to complete his medical degree where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His residency in Ophthalmology was also completed at the University of Minnesota. Following residency he spent 6 years at HealthPartners providing medical and surgical eye care.

Dr. Engman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.

Outside of work, Dr. Engman enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin, two daughters and their yellow lab.


Peter A. Mellema, M.D.

Peter MellemaDr. Mellema completed his medical degree at the University of Minnesota  where he subsequently completed his residency in ophthalmology after  internship at Hennepin County Medical Center.  He is board certified by the American board of Ophthalmology. He worked in Duluth as a comprehensive ophthalmologist for close to eight years, where he gained valuable experience treating a wide array of eye disease and trauma both medically and surgically.

He decided to relocate with his wife and two children back to the Twin Cities area and join Southdale Eye clinic.   He plans to see patients for both routine eye care and eye emergencies. He has special interest in cataract and refractive surgery, laser for vitreous floaters, functional eyelid surgery, and a wide variety of other eye disease management.

He looks forward to the opportunity to serve as your ophthalmologist, and  his goal is to treat all his patients as he would treat his own family.


Leslie W. Jacobson, M.D.
Southdale Eye Clinic
Practice History
June 1965 - Retired July 2012
Leslie Jacobson

 

 

 

 


N. J. Haddad, M.D.
Southdale Eye Clinic
Practice History
June 1973 - Retired August 2011

NJ Haddad

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stephen B. Leverentz, M.D.
Southdale Eye Clinic
Practice History
June 1979 - Retired March 2011

Stephen Leverentz


 

 

 

 

Back to Top

 

 



Copyright ©2005 Southdale Eye Clinic