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Gregory Emfield, DO, MS Joins Altru as an Ophthalmologist

Posted OnJuly 22, 2019

Grand Forks, N.D. – Gregory Emfield, DO, MS has joined Altru Health System’s comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmology practice. He specializes in routine and complex cataract extraction, strabismus correction, cornea transplants, glaucoma shunt device implants, intravitreal injections, laser treatments for glaucoma and retinal diseases, eyelid procedures, and eye trauma repair.

“I consider it a privilege to practice in this field of medicine, where precision is so integral,” explains Dr. Emfield. “I am motivated to strive daily for excellence to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

Dr. Emfield earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. He completed his traditional rotating internship at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, California. Dr. Emfield went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. In his free time, Dr. Emfield enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, and spending quality time with his wife, their four daughters, and two dogs.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Emfield, please call 701.780.6400.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277-bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45-bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinical knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit