Andrew Strand, D.O.
- Vitreo-Retinal Surgery
- American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngolology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Strand completed his undergraduate studies in 2005 at the University of Minnesota with a degree in Nutrition Science. He spent the following four years coaching wrestling, working in the food industry in research and product development, and teaching. In 2009 he returned to the University of Minnesota and completed a Masters degree in Nutrition Science and Biostatistics. During that time he spent his research focused on the weight-loss behaviors of NCAA wrestlers. In 2013 he graduated from medical school at Des Moines University with an excellence award in the field of ophthalmology. He completed his intern year and ophthalmology residency at Ohio University-Doctors Hospital in 2017, followed by a 2 year surgical retina fellowship at the Retina Institute of California in Los Angeles.
Dr. Strand has been published in The Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and the International Journal on Orbital Disorders for ocular traumatology and new techniques in treatment of orbital compartment syndrome. During his fellowship, Dr. Strand was a clinical investigator for research trials in diabetic macular edema, retinal vein occlusion, and wet age-related macular degeneration. He’s given presentations at the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology annual meeting and a poster presentation at the American Society of Retina Specialists.
Dr. Strand is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He specializes in the management of diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, vascular occlusive disease and ocular inflammation. His surgical interest include repair of retinal detachments, epimacular membranes, macular holes, and visually significant floaters.
Dr. Strand’s wife is Dr. Kimberly Fisher, a rheumatologist with Deaconess Clinic, who is an Indiana native and fourth generation physician. They have one daughter and enjoy immersing her in all the activities Evansville has to offer. In his free time, Dr. Strand enjoys amateur wrestling, disc golf, hiking/camping and, if his thumb is green enough, gardening.