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Raymond G. Areaux, Jr. , MD

Specialties and Services
Eye Care (Ophthalmology)
Languages I Speak
English, French
My Care Philosophy

I combine clinical practice and research to provide state-of-the art medical and surgical care 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. As an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, I perform research and educate future physicians which requires that I understand and offer cutting edge treatments. 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.

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Hospital Privileges
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Medical School
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
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
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • 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)
  • Top Doctors: Rising Stars, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2019)
  • 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
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