Ophthalmology Associates Eye Doctors in Mankato

eye doctor in Mankato

Emily Birkholz, MD 

Emily S. (Anderson) Birkholz is a native of St James and alumni of Minnesota State University, Mankato where she played basketball for the Mavericks. She earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society for being top in her class. She completed a 1 year internship at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa, one of the top programs in the country, where she received the PJ Leinfelder Research Award and Resident Teaching Award. She joined Ophthalmology Associates in 2011. She is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

She specializes in Cataract Surgery including Multifocal and Toric intraocular lenses, Laser Refractive Surgery (All-Laser wave front guided LASIK, and PRK), medical retina including laser and intraocular injections for macular degeneration and diabetes, glaucoma management, as well as functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery. In her spare time she enjoys being a wife and mother, coaching youth volleyball and basketball, fishing, boating, traveling, running and golf.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Biology: Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN; 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry: Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN; 2002
MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN; 2007
   Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Transitional Internship: Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; 2008
Ophthalmology Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City; 2011
   Resident Teaching Award
   P.J. Leinfelder Research Award

BOARD CERTIFICATION

2012, American Board of Ophthalmology.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Medical Association, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology, Blue Earth County Medical Society, International Society of Refractive Surgery, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Cataract Surgery - including Multifocal and Toric IOLs
  • LASIK Refractive Surgery - including Intralase LASIK, Custom Treatments, PRK
  • Glaucoma Exams and Treatment
  • Diabetic and Macular Degeneration Evaluations & Treatment - including Intravitreal Injections
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • General Eye Surgery and Examinations

PERSONAL INTERESTS

She loves being a mother of four and spending time with her husband, Jacob who is an attorney with Birkholz Law. In her spare time she enjoys coaching youth volleyball and basketball, fishing, boating, traveling, running, and golf.
 

eye doctor in Mankato

Seth Consoer, MD 

Dr. Consoer grew up in Mankato and then attended the University of St. Thomas where he graduated with a BS in Biochemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for being in the top of his class. He completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center and returned to the University of Minnesota for his ophthalmology Residency. He specializes in Cataract surgery, Glaucoma and Intraocular injections for diabetes and macular degeneration. During his free time he enjoys biking, traveling and being on Minnesota lakes with his family.

EDUCATION

Dr. Consoer grew up in Mankato and attended the University of St Thomas where he graduated with a BS in Biochemistry. He then attended the University of Minnesota Medic al School and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for being in the top of his class. He completed his internship at Hennepin County Medical Center and returned to the University of Minnesota for his ophthalmology residency.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmoloy, Minnesota Medical Association, Blue Earth County Medical Society

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Cataract and Laser Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Exams and Treatment
  • Diabetic and Macular Degeneration Evaluations & Treatment
  • General Eye Surgery and Examinations

PERSONAL INTERESTS

His wife Laura is an internal medicine doctor in Shakopee and they have a one year old daughter. Both enjoy biking, traveling and being on Minnesota lakes.

He is Board certified and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
 

eye doctor in Mankato

Timothy P. Kao, MD

Dr. Kao was born in Iowa and raised in Minneapolis. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 2011 before completing an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center, in downtown Minneapolis. He returned to the University of Minnesota for his ophthalmology residency where he received an award for excellence in oculoplastics. He had the privilege of providing eye care on a mission trip to Zimbabwe during residency and will continue to do mission work in the future. He joined Ophthalmology Associates in 2015. His specialties include cataract surgery, glaucoma management, medical retina, functional eyelid surgery, laser eye surgery, and intraocular injections. He is Board certified and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

EDUCATION

MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN; 2011

Transitional Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; 2012

Ophthalmology Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; 2015

BOARD CERTIFICATION

2016, American Board of Ophthalmology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Cataract and Laser Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Exams and Treatment
  • Diabetic and Macular Degeneration Evaluations
  • General Eye and Lid Surgery
  • General Eye Examinations

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Tim Kao came to Mankato in 2015 with his wife, Aidan, who is a Marriage and Family Therapist. They enjoy sports, outdoor activities, and traveling.
 

Contact Information


507-345-6151
Fax: 507-625-1096
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

Ophthalmology Associates
1630 Adams Street
Mankato, MN 56001