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Janice M. Sinclair, M.D.

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Janice M. Sinclair, M.D., is an Ophthalmologist and partner with Northwest Eye Clinic in Minnesota, practicing comprehensive ophthalmology, with particular interests in medical ophthalmology, refractive surgery, and oculoplastics, including BOTOX® treatments. She has been a member of Northwest Eye’s respected team of doctors since 2000.

Dr. Sinclair grew up in the Battle Creek area of St. Paul. She completed her undergraduate education in pre-medicine at the University of Minnesota, receiving a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in piano performance and a minor in French. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and was awarded both the Minnesota Medical Foundation Medical Student Achievement Award and the Metropolitan-Mount Sinai Outstanding Senior Medical Student Award. After an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Sinclair completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. While in residency, she received the Department of Ophthalmology Best Teaching Award for Residents. She maintains an active interest in teaching as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Sinclair is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of many professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology (for which she serves on the board of directors), International Society of Refractive Surgery, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, American Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association, Twin Cities Medical Society, and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Dr. Sinclair’s personal experiences within ophthalmology, including undergoing LASIK and several strabismus surgeries, gave her an early desire to enter the field of ophthalmology. She truly loves her profession, and in particular, the long-term relationships and connections with patients that can be developed over time.

Dr. Sinclair is originally from Scotland. She lives in Minnetonka with her husband, Bryan Nelson (who practices family medicine with HCMC at their Golden Valley Clinic), and their two young daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing and listening to music, and learning about hedgehogs. She is also a computer (all things Apple) and digital photography enthusiast.

Dr. Sinclair sees patients at our Golden Valley, Maple Grove and Wayzata Northwest Eye locations.