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Matthew R. Ramsey, M.D.

" Having the privilege to apply my talents to improve people’s vision, and listening to them revel at the difference in their vision before and after cataract surgery, in particular, is very fulfilling."
Dr. Matthew Ramsey


Matthew R. Ramsey, M.D., is an Ophthalmologist serving the Twin Cities community through is work at Northwest Eye. Dr. Ramsey practices comprehensive ophthalmology and is focused on helping patients see clearer through the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of cataracts and other refractive errors.

Dr. Ramsey has been a member of the Northwest Eye team since 2010. Throughout this time, the most rewarding part of his work is building relationships with patients and learning about their lives beyond their eye conditions.

Dr. Ramsey earned his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Olaf College and his Doctor of Medicine at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He went on to complete residency programs at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby, PA, and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsey is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ramsey shares his life with his wife, Erika, and their two children. Outside of his practice, he is an active athlete, participating in triathlon competitions. He also enjoys going north to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and spending time on the lakes around the Twin Cities.

Dr. Ramsey was first inspired to become an eye doctor by his father, who practices ophthalmology in Salt Lake City. He spent many of his younger years working as an ophthalmic technician at his father’s office, earning money for college and graduate courses.

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

  • College
    B.S. Biology, emphasizing anatomy and human biology, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN (1995)
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, Saint George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies (2006)
  • Internship
    Transitional Year Residency, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Darby, Pennsylvania (2007)
  • Residency
    Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Recognized by Joint Commission on Allied Health
  • Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), 2000
  • Emergency Medicine Club of St. George’s University, 2001
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), 2002
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), 2002
  • American Medical Students Association (AMSA), 2002
  • Medical Training License, Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Recognized by Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), 2000

Non-medical Awards and Honors

  • Magna Cum Laude, St. George’s University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2003
  • Steve J. Compton, Robert L. Lux, Matthew R. Ramsey, Katie R. Strelich, Michael C. Sanguinetti, Larry S. Green, Mark T. Keating, and Jay W. Mason. Genetically Defined Therapy of Inherited Long-QT Syndrome: Correction of Abnormal Repolarization by Potassium. Circulation, 1996 Sep 1:94(5):1018-22.

Dr. Ramsey’s Patient Reviews


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 & 200
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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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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