Raymond G. Areaux, Jr., MD

Raymond G. Areaux, Jr. , MD

Ophthalmologist

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • French

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

I combine clinical practice and research at M Health to provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatments for all eye diseases in children and for strabismus in both children and adults. Beyond prescribing medicines and performing surgery, I see myself as an advocate and educator for my patients and their families. Having healthy eyesight as a child is important because it grants lifelong developmental and social advantages. Patients and families have many questions and concerns about the various surgical and non-surgical treatments available. The internet is full of information, and families need open ears and an experienced perspective from their pediatric ophthalmologist to navigate the options and choose which is best for their child. I find tremendous fulfillment in educating families and building long-term relationships together. Every child has his or her own beautiful story, and playing a positive role in each is my privilege every day.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Determining best practices for management of glaucoma in children
  • Eye muscle surgery including horizontal & vertical strabismus, complex strabismus, nystagmus, ocular torticollis, adjustable sutures, and reoperation techniques
  • Eyelid and nasolacrimal surgery in children
  • Intraocular surgery including complex cataracts and ocular malformations in children
  • Optimization of electronic health records to make patients healthier and doctors happier

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Residencies

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Fellowships

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (2008)
  • Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventative Medicine

Recognition and Leadership

Recognition

  • Top Doctors: Rising Stars, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Top Doctor, Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015 - present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2013 – present)
  • George Haik, M.D. Scholarship Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology, LSUSOM (2008)
  • Luis Perez Award for Outstanding Medical Student in Ophthalmology Research, LSUSOM (2008)
  • Masonic Mission Award for outstanding clinical care, UMN Masonic Children’s Hospital, 2016

Leadership

  • Medical Director of the Minnesota Lions Children's Eye Clinic (2016-present)
  • Director, Pediatric Glaucoma Service, M Health (2015 – present)
  • Ophthalmologist, Center for Pediatric Vascular Lesions, M Health (2015 – present)
  • Medical Director, Neonatal Ophthalmology & Retinopathy of Prematurity Service, North Memorial Medical Center & Maple Grove Hospital (2016 – present)
  • Member, Clinical Informatics Committee, University of Minnesota Health (2014 – present)
  • Member, Young Ophthalmologists' Committee, American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (2013 - 2017)
  • Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Surgery, Fairview (2018-present)
  • American Academy for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS) (2012-present)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (2009-present); Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology (2013-present)
  • Member, Online Media Committee, American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (2018 - Present)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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