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 the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Nebraska Medical Association and Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Dedicated to community service, Dr. Arkfeld has volunteered for several organizations. He has served on the board of directors for the Radio Talking Book Network of Omaha, the Rose Theater, the Nebraska Foundation for Visually Impaired Children, and Countryside Community Church.
Dr. Arkfeld shares his life adventures with his spouse Peggy Reinecke. They have three married children and their grandchildren. He enjoys yoga, gardening, and cooking. 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
Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow in American Society of Retina Specialists
Fellow in the American College of Surgeons
Nebraska Medical Association
Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons