Ben Nicholson MD

nicholson-rsDr. Ben Nicholson grew up in Chesterfield, MO, where he graduated from Parkway Central High School. He attended Dartmouth College and received his B.A. in biochemistry/molecular biology and Middle Eastern studies in 2000. He then attended St. Louis University School of Medicine where he received his M.D. degree. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic in 2011. He went on to complete two subspecialty fellowships. The first was at the National Eye Institute and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. There he trained in medical retina and uveitis. The second was a surgical retina fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.


Dr. Nicholson has also spent time in the Middle East and completed Master’s studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Nicholson’s wife, Josephine, is also a graduate of Dartmouth College, and she is a software developer. They have four children (Chloe, Lucy, Silas, and Samantha), and they attended Trinity Presbyterian Church in Rochester, MN. They are looking forward to establishing a new church home in Berrien County.

Mission Statement

Our Value: To emulate Christ's example of compassion, humility, and integrity in all relationships.

Our Mission: To preserve and restore eyesight, both in our community and around the world.

Our Operating Philosophy: To provide the highest quality of care to every patient, using the best available technology, research and continuing education for our doctors and staff, both now and in the future.

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