A native Californian, Dr. Whiting attended Stanford university, which provided his first glimpse into eye health. There he worked for four years in the department of ophthalmology research on therapeutic treatments for chemical burns and the development of synthetic corneas for transplantation. Discovering a keen interest in the science, he stayed on for a master’s degree through the Stanford department of surgery ophthalmology.
His academic career continued at Washington university school of medicine in St. Louis, followed by an internship at Hennepin county medical center in Minneapolis. At the University of Texas, southwestern school of medicine, working under the mentorship of Dr. James P. McCulley, an internationally renowned expert in corneal disease and corneal surgery, dr. Whiting completed his surgical residency training.
Spending the initial years of his career growing a busy cataract and corneal surgical practice, LASIK eye surgery eventually was FDA approved, opening the next successful chapter of Dr. Whiting’s illustrious career. He was in the first wave of surgeons in Minnesota to perform LASIK surgery to eliminate the dependence on glasses and contact lenses. After successfully treating tens of thousands of refractive patients for a corporate LASIK company, dr. Whiting decided in 2010 to start his own refractive surgery center, whiting clinic, to provide patients with a more personal, exceptional surgical experience. Unfortunately, after years of growing success, the practice underwent an unforeseen corporate acquisition resulting in the abrupt dismantling of the whiting clinic team (or what they would call “work family”) that helped make the clinic so special.
Over the course of 30 years of freeing the twin cities metro area from the dependency on glasses, Dr. Whiting has performed well north of a hundred thousand implants, refractive, and LASIK procedures. as one of the pre-eminent LASIK surgeons in the country, Dr. Whiting has aspired to work with Dr. Lobanoff for some time as they both share an unrivaled passion and dedication to provide exceptional patient care resulting in remarkable visual outcomes. Even with the vast surgical experience thus far in his career, the exhilaration of the technology and the continued advancement in quality of outcomes has only made Dr. Whiting more excited to be a part of the OVO team to deliver exceptional patient care and outstanding vision correction outcomes to once again.
LASIK / Cataract
Consultative Eye Care