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Todd M. Watanabe, MD

Todd M. Watanabe, MD

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

"Fun and games. Those are the two words that most accurately describe my typical day in the clinic. Each day, I play with toys, watch movies, and interact with children.

During ‘playtime,’ I am able to collect valuable information to diagnose and treat eye diseases. It gives me great personal satisfaction knowing that I can make a lifelong difference in how a child sees. I often reflect on how lucky I am to be able to do what I do – preserving and saving vision while having fun and playing games. Could there be a better job?"

Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Internship: Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA

Medical Degree: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Arts: Microbiology, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA

Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Minnesota Medical Association, Twin Cities Medical Society

Licensed: Minnesota


  • Adult Strabismus
  • Eye Surgery
  • Pediatrics