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John S. Berestka, M.D., is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in corneal, glaucoma and refractive surgery. He has been a member of our respected team of doctors since 1996.
Dr. Berestka received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University. After an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, he completed an ophthalmology residency at the Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He also traveled to India for an externship at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai. Following his residency, Dr. Berestka completed a fellowship in cornea, glaucoma and refractive surgery at the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist and has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Berestka is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of many professional societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org), Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology (www.mneyemd.org), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association and Twin Cities Medical Society. He has served on the faculties of both Harvard and Northwestern Universities. Dr. Berestka is currently a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Berestka felt his calling to ophthalmology when he first witnessed a corneal transplant. The most rewarding part of his career is restoring vision to patients with complex eye problems.
Dr. Berestka shares his life with his wife, Lynette, who is also an ophthalmologist, and their three sons, ages 6, 11 and 13. He is an accomplished skier and taught skiing in Switzerland for a winter. He also enjoys sailing, jazz and classical piano, as well as photography.
Dr. Berestka sees patients at our Maple Grove, Robbinsdale, St. Anthony and Wayzata locations.