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Alejandra Decanini, M.D.

"I love my job and feel very passionate to give my best for every single patient. I like to treat my patients as if they were my family member and work together to find solutions to their problems."

Alejandra Decanini, M.D., joined the Northwest Eye team as a dedicated pediatric ophthalmologist in August of 2020. Dr. Decanini has extensive experience and sub-specialty training in diagnosing and treating young patients with all types of strabismus (misaligned eyes) and double vision. She looks forward to providing routine and specialty eye care for infants, children, and teens out of our Maple Grove, Minnetonka and Woodbury offices.

Dr. Decanini is an award-winning doctor, recognized with the Harry Plotke Award for her clinical skills, compassion, and patient-centric approach. She proudly won the Best Teaching Faculty Award and has earned a spot on Minnesota Monthly’s Top Doctors list for the last four consecutive years.

Dr. Decanini joins us from the Hennepin Healthcare Ophthalmology department here in Minnesota where she’s specialized in Pediatric care since 2015.

Dr. Decanini completed her internship and residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota where she continued on to complete a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Lions Children’s Clinic in Minneapolis.

Dr. Decanini is passionate about working with families to find treatment solutions that maximize vision and quality of life in even the youngest of patients. She speaks Spanish and is excited to be part of the Northwest Eye team.

  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Anahuac, State of Mexico, Mexico (1999-2005)
  • Internship
    Pre-grad Internship. ABC Medical Center, Mexico City, Mexico (July 2003-2004)
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology Residency Program, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 2007 – June 2011)
  • Fellowship
    Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota  (2011-2012)
  • Board Certification – American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery (member)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (member)
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology (member)

  • 2018 Faculty Teaching award. Given to the best teaching faculty member selected by Ophthalmology Residents. university of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN (July 2018).
  • 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics Minnesota Poster Competition. Medical Student Winner. Familial LCATdeficiency in a child with nephrotic syndrome. Jurat S. Rajpal, James Mapellentz,  Alejandra Decanini Mancera, Robyn C. Reed, Youngki Kim, Blanche M. Chavers.
  • 2010 Richard T. Olsen Best Teaching Award for Residents for outstanding interest and proficiency in medical student teaching. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN
    (June 2010).
  • 2010 Harry Plotke Award determined by vote of all departmental employees for the resident they feel best exemplifies the clinical skills, compassion and concern for the patient that made Dr. Plotke such a fine physician. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN (June 2010).
  • Ranked first place in academic achievement over the six year period medical school (Average 9.6/10).
  • Top 3″”percentile in the Mexican National Board of Medical Residencies (Ophthalmology) (September 2005).
  • “Kaufer Award”, 3rd place for research project. ABC Hospital, Mexico City (December 2004).
  • Award for Academic Excellence, granted to medical students whose average grade exceeds 9.5/10. Universidad Anahuac medical school. Mexico (Jan-June 2004).
  • Award for Academic Excellence. Universidad Anahuac medical school. Mexico (1999-2003).

Non-medical Awards and Honors

  • General Secretary of the Medical Students Society. Anahuac University. August 2000-July 2001.
  • Coordination of the VII Annual Academic Meeting. Anahuac University. March 2001.
  • Tutor for General Pharmacology to third term students. Anahuac University. July 2001-June
    2002.
  • Medical Student Representative. Anahuac University. July 2002-June 2003.
  • Resident Representative / Chief Resident. University of Minnesota. July 1s 2009 – June 30 2010.
  • Heed Foundation Resident Retreat. Chicago. October 2009. Twenty to 25 residents chosen from all Ophthalmology residents in the United States and 20 to 25 faculty including recent K-awardees, mid-career and senior faculty gather for two half days to discuss careers in academic ophthalmology.

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Serving Our Community

With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 100
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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