Dr. Dean Arkfeld attended Creighton University for his undergraduate degree, University of Nebraska Medical Center for medical school and Yale University School of Medicine for his residency in ophthalmology. He completed his fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to become a retina sub-specialist.
Dr. Arkfeld is a fellow in both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, Nebraska Medical Association and Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Dedicated to community service, Dr. Arkfeld is currently on the board of directors for Nebraska Shakespeare. He has also held past positions as President of the Radio Talking Book Network of Omaha and The Rose Theater Board of Directors; he has served on the board for Nebraska Foundation for Visually Impaired Children Board of Directors, and Countryside Community Church Board of Youth and Church Council.
Dr. Arkfeld spends as much time as he can with his wife Peggy and three children Tanin, Chaele and Ke – enjoying outdoor activities, including winter sports, gardening and tennis. He is as passionate about the arts as he is about eye care.
Education + Training
College: Creighton University, Omaha, NE, B.S.
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center, B.S., Medicine, M.D.
Externships: Long Island Hillside Medical Center, Jewish Institute for Geriatric Care, Geriatric Medicine U.S. Public Health Service, Gallup Indian Medical Center Internal Medicine
Internship: Brown University Affiliated Hospitals
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine Ophthalmology
Post Graduate Externship: Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas
Fellowship: Harvard University, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Retina and Vitreous
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow
Creighton University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Clinical Instructor
Nebraska Methodist Hospital
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists
Fellow in the American College of Surgeons
Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society
Nebraska Medical Association
Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons