Collin M McClelland, MD

Collin M McClelland, MD


Languages I Speak

  • Spanish
  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

As a neuro-ophthalmologist, I help bridge the gap between ophthalmology, focused on disease of the eye, and neurology, focused on disease of the nervous system, since both of these systems are vital to normal vision. Evaluating patients in clinic often involves reviewing the records of other providers, a thorough eye and neurologic exam, and at times additional comprehensive testing. As part of my deep commitment to patients, I spend ample time during our clinic visits seeking to determine what is causing their visual disturbance before transitioning to what treatments may be available. Communication among all providers and the patient is paramount for excellent medical care, and I work hand-in-hand with referring doctors and other care providers to facilitate optimal treatment and find answers to challenging clinical questions. Finally, in concert with the philosophies of the University of Minnesota, I am a strong advocate of advancements in medicine through research and education of younger physicians and students, allowing us to provide the highest level of care to our patients now and in the future.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Double Vision
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Hemifacial Spasm/Blepharospasm
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Strabismus

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO


  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO (Ophthalmology)


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Recognition and Leadership


  • Ophthalmology Residency Teacher of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine (2013-14)
  • Best Doctors in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine (2015)
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, Washington University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2018, 2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2019)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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