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Erick D. Bothun, M.D.

  1. Ophthalmologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Erick D. Bothun, M.D., is a pediatric ophthalmologist with expertise in pediatric cataract or lens abnormalities and strabismus. He is Board Certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology. His areas of focus and research include:

  • Surgical and clinical care of complex pediatric cataract and anterior segment anomalies
  • Complex strabismus surgery including related to Cranial nerve palsy, Duane syndrome, post traumatic and Thyroid eye disease in adults and children
  • Surgical procedures for nystagmus and ocular torsion in adults and children

Dr. Bothun is recognized as a principal investigator for multiple national multicenter studies including the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study, the Toddler Aphakia and Pseudophakia Study, and the Pediatric Artisan Aphakic Lens study. He has studied the use of intraocular lenses in young children and newer lens designs for patients with lens subluxation.

His current and past leadership roles include Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology Quality Chair, the President of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and Board member for American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Bothun shares his expertise through international service and education endeavors.

  1. Cataract
  2. Graves' disease
  3. Marfan syndrome
  4. Nystagmus
  5. Pediatric cataract
  6. Strabismus
  1. Cataract surgery
  2. Eye muscle surgery
  3. Pediatric cataract surgery
  4. Pediatric lens replacement surgery
  5. Strabismus surgery
  • Pediatric cataract
  • Pediatric aphakia
  • Pediatric intraocular lenses
  • Adult and pediatric strabismus (misaligned eyes)
  • Nystagmus
  • Marfan disease
  1. 2003
    Fellow - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus FellowshipUniversity of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
  2. 2002
    ResidencyUniversity of Minnesota
  3. 1999
    Internship - Transitional Internship Hennepin County Medical CenterUniversity of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology
  4. 1998
    MDUniversity of Minnesota
  5. 1993
    BA - PhysicsSt. Olaf College

Certifications

  1. 2004
    OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Senior Honor AwardAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  2. 2021
    Senior Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  3. 2020
    2020 Clarkson Quality Improvement Award American Board of Ophthalmology
  4. 2017
    Top Doctors in Twin Cities AreaTwin Cities Consumer Check Book
  5. 2016
    Sadguru Medal - Given to honor International Pediatric Ophthalmology education and care.Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya Hospital
  6. 2015
    2015 Best PosterAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  7. 2014
    Minnesota Monthly Health Guide - Top DoctorsMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  8. 2013
    Top 25 Physicians in the University of Minnesota Physician group with most positive patient comments in 2013 Press Ganey SurveysUniversity of Minnesota
  9. 2013
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  10. 2013
    5M-3 Minnesota Lions Everyday Hero AwardMinnesota Lions Eye Bank
  11. 2012
    Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology American Academy of Ophthalmology
  12. 2012
    Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association AwardPediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association
  13. 2012
    Honor Award - American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  14. 2011
    US News and World Report Top DoctorsUS News and World Reports
  15. 2010
    Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Helen Keller Sight AwardMinnesota Lions Eye Bank
  16. 2010
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine Top DoctorsMinneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
  17. 2009
    America's Top DoctorsAmerica's Top Doctors
  18. 2000
    Richard T. Olson Best Teaching Resident AwardUniversity of Minnesota
  19. 2000
    Harry Plotke AwardUniversity of Minnesota
  20. 1998
    Minnesota Medical Foundation Medical Student Achievement AwardMinnesota Medical Foundation
  21. 1997
    Reader's Digest Fellowship RecipientReader's Digest
  22. 1996
    Neal L. and Sara Gault AwardUniversity of Minnesota
  23. 1996
    Global Health Ministries ScholarshipGlobal Health Ministries
  24. 1993
    Sigma Pi Sigma: The National Honors Physics SocietySigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society)

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Board of Directors MemberAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  2. 2023 - present
    Board DirectorMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  3. 2021 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. 2021 - present
    Subcommittee MemberSurgical Quality Subcomittee, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  5. 2021 - present
    Meeting ParticipantPeds Preventive Services Committee
  6. 2020 - present
    Co-LeaderOphthalmology Telehealth Committee
  7. 2019 - present
    MemberMidwest Surgical Quality Subcommittee
  8. 2019 - present
    Member, Legislative CommitteeMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  9. 2016 - 2018
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Ophthalmology
  10. 2016 - 2018
    Physician LeadDepartment of Ophthalmology
  11. 2016 - 2020
    Subcommittee MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Surgical Quality Subcommittee
  12. 2016 - present
    Quality ChairDepartment of Ophthalmology
  13. 2016 - present
    Organizing MemberMidwest Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium
  14. 2016 - present
    Organizing Committee MemberMidwest Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium
  15. 2016 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  16. 2016 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
  17. 2015 - 2021
    Chair, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  18. 2014 - 2015
    MemberPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)
  19. 2014 - 2016
    MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)
  20. 2014 - 2015
    Past PresidentMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  21. 2013 - 2014
    PresidentMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  22. 2012 - 2015
    Consultant, Public Information CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  23. 2012 - 2013
    President-ElectMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  24. 2011 - 2015
    Vice-Chair, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  25. 2011 - 2013
    MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)
  26. 2011 - 2012
    Member, Executive Committeee-ROP
  27. 2010 - 2013
    MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)
  28. 2010 - 2013
    MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)
  29. 2010 - 2011
    SecretaryMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  30. 2009 - 2011
    Committee MemberAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  31. 2009 - 2010
    MemberPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)
  32. 2008 - 2017
    Board Member, Editorial BoardJournal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  33. 2008 - 2016
    Committee MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  34. 2008 - 2016
    Member, Legislative CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  35. 2008 - 2012
    Secretary, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  36. 2008 - 2010
    Membership ChairMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  37. 2008 - 2009
    Member, Program Planning CommitteeAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  38. 2007 - 2016
    Member, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  39. 2007 - 2011
    Member, Public Information CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  40. 2007 - 2008
    MemberPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)
  41. 2006 - 2016
    Board DirectorMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  42. 2006 - 2016
    AmbassadorMinneapolis Lions Club
  43. 2006 - present
    AmbassadorLions Club
  44. 2005 - 2006
    AdvisorMinnesota Department of Health Professional Vision Screening Committee

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