Chad M. Nedrud, M.D.

Corneal/Refractive Surgery

doctor-nedrudDr. Nedrud received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine MD and his B.A. in Biology at the Colorado College. He has worked as the Chief Resident at the University of Arizona, Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Nedrud was awarded a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at Shiley Eye Center in La Jolla, California, where he also served as an attending MD at the University of California San Diego.

Dr. Nedrud joined the staff at Rocky Mountain Eye Center in August 2008, and specializes in laser refractive and corneal surgery.

EDUCATION

1998-2002 University of Washington School of Medicine MD, June 2002

1991-1995 Colorado College B.A., Biology, May 1995

EMPLOYMENT

2008-Present – Rocky Mountain Eye Center, Missoula, Montana
Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery

2007 – University of California San Diego, Shiley Eye Center, San Diego, CA.
Clinical Instructor Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery

2004- 2007 – University of Arizona, Department of Ophthalmology, Tucson, AZ. Resident.
Chief Resident 7/2006 – 6/2007

2003- 2004 – Tucson Medical Center. Tucson, AZ.
Transitional Intern

2002-2003 – University of Arizona, Department of Ophthalmology, Tucson, AZ.
Research Associate, Post Doctoral Cornea and Refractive Surgery Research
Fellowship with Dr. Robert Snyder. Study focus on LASIK/LASEK surgery and intracameral antibiotics.

1997-1998 – Oral Surgical Associates, Missoula, MT.
Surgical Technician. Utilized conversation and interpersonal skills to comfort and answer patients’ questions.  Directly assisted surgeon during office procedures and post-operative care.

1996-1997 – St. Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula, MT. Health Care Assistant.
Provided rehab care and support on a busy orthopedic and general surgery unit.  Interacted with physicians and nurses gaining greater insight into the medical profession.

Fall 1995 – SOLO Wilderness EMT, Conway, NH.
Search and Rescue. Earned EMT certification. Combined medical training and teamwork skills to successfully complete search and rescue missions.

RESEARCH

2003 Publications

Solomon R, Donnenfeld ED, Perry HD, Snyder RW, Nedrud C, Stein J, Bloom A. Penetration of topically applied gatifloxacin 0.3%, moxifloxacin 0.5%, and ciprofloxacin 0.3% into the aqueous humor. Ophthalmology. 2005 Mar;112(3):466-9.

Boehm, Michael D.; Nedrud, Chad; Greenfield, David S.; Chen, Philip P., Scanning Laser Polarimetry and Detection of Progression After Optic Disc Hemorrhage in Patients With Glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol 2003; 121: 189-194.

7/2002–7/2003 – Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Dr. Robert W. Snyder, M.D., University of Arizona, Department of Ophthalmology (Adviser)

Nedrud, Chad M.D.; Snyder, R.W. M.D., Ph.D.; Nix, David Ph.D. Comparing Kill Rates for Two New Fluoroquinolones to Ofloxacin and Vancomycin Against Staphylococcal Endophthalmitis Isolates. ARVO Presentation 2003

Lee, James H. M.D.; Snyder, R.W. M.D., Ph.D.; Schweigerling, J. Ph.D.; Nedrud, C. M.D.; Chang, M M.D.. Longitudinal Spherical Aberration After LASEK and LASIK. ARVO Poster 2003

Chang, M.K. M.D.; Snyder, R.W. M.D., Ph.D.; Lee, J. M.D.; Schweigerling, J Ph.D.; Nedrud, C. M.D.. Posterior Corneal Curvature Changes Comparing LASIK Versus LASEK. ARVO Poster 2003

Snyder, R.W. M.D., Ph.D.; Nedrud, Chad M.D.; Twelker, Dan O.D., Ph.D.. Increased Risk of Endophthalmitis in Clear Cornea Cataract Surgery. OMIG Poster 2002

Lee, James H. M.D.; Snyder, R.W. M.D., Ph.D.; Schwiegerling, Jim Ph.D.; Nedrud, Chad M.D.; Miller, Joseph M.D., M.P.H. Visual Acuity Outcomes After LASEK and LASIK. ARVO Poster 2002

Specialties

Refractive surgery

Cataract

PERSONAL

Hobbies include golf, skiing, jogging, fly fishing, and hiking with my wife and two children

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN LASIK

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COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE

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CATARACT

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CORNEA

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OCULOPLASTIC

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RETINA

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GLAUCOMA

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PEDIATRIC & STRABISMUS

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OPTICAL & CONTACT LENS