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Ijeoma S. Chinwuba, M.D.

" I am excited to serve the patients at Northwest Eye! "
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Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ijeoma S. Chinwuba to Northwest Eye! Dr. Chinwuba is a fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in diabetic eye care and Comprehensive Eye Care.

Dr. Chinwuba received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Dartmouth College, where she also pursued interests in global health and health equity. She was then a research assistant in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery before attending the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her medical degree. During medical school, she was awarded the James Herbert Robinson four year scholarship and discovered her love of ophthalmology through her time as a research assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Ophthalmology.

 Dr. Chinwuba completed an ophthalmology residency at NYU followed by a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship with Emory University and thus has experience with your eye care needs at any stage of life. She grew up in Chicago and practiced comprehensive ophthalmology there prior to moving to Minneapolis.

Dr. Chinwuba is accepting new patients at our Wayzata, Maple Grove, and Golden Valley offices. Dr. Chinwuba is proud to partner with you and your entire family on whatever your vision goals may be.

  • College
    Dartmouth College: A.B. Neuroscience (2006 – 2010)
  • Medical School
    University of Pennsylvania: M.D. (2011 – 2015)
  • Internship
    Crozer-Chester Medical Center: transitional year (2015 – 2016)
  • Residency
    New York University: ophthalmology residency (2016-2019)
  • Fellowship
    Emory University Dept. of Ophthalmology: Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellow (2019-2020)
  • Board Certification- American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (member)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (member)
  • Chinwuba I, Hubbard GB, Rao P, Weil N, Hutchinson A. Application of the Postnatal Growth and Retinopathy of Prematurity (G-ROP) Criteria at a Tertiary Referral Hospital. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2022 April. doi:
  • Chinwuba I, Devaro S, Weil N, Rao P, Hubbard GB, Hutchinson A. Validation of the Postnatal Growth and ROP (G-ROP) Model for Screening of Retinopathy of Prematurity. AAPOS 2020 accepted abstract and virtual poster. (Meeting subsequently canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic).
  • Tauber J, Thiel C, Chinwuba I, Rothschild M, Kahn J. Quantification of the Cost and Potential Environmental Effects of Unused Pharmaceutical Products in Cataract Surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Aug 1. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.2901.
  • Chinwuba I, Wu K, Modi Y, Kim E. Ocular Pigmentary Changes Associated with ChronicMinocycline Use. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2018 Dec 11;13:102-103. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.12.011.
  • Chinwuba I, Sarrafpour S, Tsui E, Sperber L. Cataract Formation, Cataract Surgery, and Uveitis. CRSToday, 1 Jan. 2018.
  • Chinwuba I, Modi Y, West Nile Retinopathy, textbook chapter. Edited by Justis Ehlers (submitted 2017, publication pending).
  • Binenbaum G, Chinwuba I, Forbes BJ, Christian CW. Systemic Associations of Macular Retinoschisis, Hemorrhagic Cysts, and Retinal Folds in Children. 5th Penn State Hershey International Conference on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Park City, Utah USA July 2015. Oral presentation- Dr. Binenbaum.
  • Chinwuba I, Christian CW, Forbes BJ, Binenbaum G. Systemic Associations of Macular Retinoschisis, Hemorrhagic Cysts, and Retinal Folds in Children. Poster presented at ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) May 2015; Seattle, WA.
  • Chinwuba I, Christian CW, Forbes BJ, Binenbaum G. Systemic Associations of Macular Retinoschisis, Hemorrhagic Cysts, and Retinal Folds in Children. Poster presented at National Medical Association Ophthalmology Section August 2015; Detroit, MI. 1st place poster.
  • Chinwuba I, Chay E. Refugee Health: Sudanese Women’s Group. Poster presented at Bridging the Gaps Annual Symposium; August 2012; Philadelphia, PA. Presented at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Student Research Day; May 2013; Philadelphia, PA. 2nd place prize.
  • Missios, S, Harris B, Simoni M, Radwan T, Costine B, Dodge, C, Hillier S, Adams L, Chinwuba I, Hillier K, Duhaime, AC. Cell Proliferation and Neuronal Migration After Closed Head Injury in The Immature Piglet. Abstract presented at Joint Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgery December 2009; Boston, MA.
  • Ambassador to AAO National Advocacy Day, Washington, DC (2019)
  • ARVO Vision Research Minority Fellowship (2016)
  • Rabb – Venable NMA Ophthalmology Section 1st Place Poster (2015)
  • James Herbert Robinson Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania (2011-2015)
  • Third Honors Group (2008-2010)
  • Aronowitz Prize for Ethical Service (2010)
  •  EE Just Fellow (2009-2010)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow (2008)
  • Tucker Foundation Fellow (2007)
  • National Achievement Scholar (2006)

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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 & 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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