Dr. Drew Dickson, MD

Drew Dickson, MD


July 2018-June 2021: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Storm Eye Institute Ophthalmology Residency 

July 2017-June 2018: University of South Dakota 

  • Internal Medicine Preliminary Year 

Aug. 2013-May 2017: University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine 

Aug. 2009-May 2013: Liberty University 

  • B.S., Biology: Pre-Med, Summa Cum Laude 


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 
  • Tuition Scholarship Awardee, UNMC 
  • Pre-Med Honors Society President, Liberty University 
  • Honors Program Member/Graduate, Liberty University 


Dickson D, Conde TP, Berdahl James, Osmundson G, Sudhagoni R PhD, Bender C, Thompson V, Berdahl John. Comparison of a novel sublingual sedation troche with midazolam, ketamine, and  ondansetron to intravenous sedation and the effects on vital signs. Journal of Cataract & Refractive  Surgery: April 15, 2020 – Volume Publish Ahead of Print – Issue – doi: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000211 Served as Primary Investigator/Author 

Gouvea L, Dickson D, Waring IV GO, Rocha KM. Combined Intracorneal Ring Segments and Cornea Collagen Crosslinking. World Journal of Ophthalmology & Vision Research. 1(3): 2018.  Participated in manuscript writing and editing 

Dickson D, Fouzdar-Jain S, MacDonald C, Song H, Agraz D, Morgan L, Suh D. Comparison study of  fundoscopic exam of pediatric patients using the D-EYE method and conventional indirect  ophthalmoscopic methods. Open Journal of Ophthalmology, 2017; 7, 145-152 

  • Served as the Primary Investigator

Rhoades WR, Dickson D, Nguyen QD, Do DV. Management of macular edema due to central retinal vein  occlusion: the role of Aflibercept. Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology, 2017; 7:70-76. Participated in manuscript writing and editing 

Dickson D, Agarwal A, Sadiq MA, Hassan M, High R, Nguyen QD, Sepah YJ. Assessment of vitreous  haze using ultra-wide field retinal imaging. Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection. 2016;  6:35; DOI 10.1186/s12348-016-0105-0.  

  • Served as the Primary Investigator/Author 

Welch RJ, Dickson D, Do DV. “Laser Focal Treatment.” Encyclopedia of Ophthalmology. 2014. Print. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-35951-4_1119-1 

  • Participated in article writing and editing 


“Outcomes of Resident Performed LASIK and PRK” 

  • 2021 Kiawah Eye Meeting; Kiawah Island, SC. June 3, 2021 

“Comparison of a novel sub-lingual sedation troche with Midazolam, Ketamine, and Ondansetron to  intravenous sedation and the effects on vital signs” 

  • 2019 Kiawah Eye Meeting; Kiawah Island, SC. May 30, 2019 

“Comparison of a novel sub-lingual sedation troche with Midazolam, Ketamine, and Ondansetron to  intravenous sedation and the effects on vital signs” 

  • 2019 ASCRS Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA. May 5, 2019 

Comparison Study of Fundoscopic Exam of Pediatric Patients Using the D-EYE Method and  Conventional Indirect Ophthalmoscopic Methods” 

  • 2017 Midwest Pediatric Specialty Symposium: Pediatric Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; Omaha, NE. March 24, 2017 

Assessment of Vitreous Haze using Ultra-Wide Field Retinal Imaging” 

  • 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting; Denver, CO. May 3, 2015 

“Compliance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines for routine eye examinations in  the SHARING Clinic patient population” 

  • 2015 Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA, February 7, 2015 EMPLOYMENT

March 2014- May 2017: Eye Bank Technician- Lions Eye Bank of Nebraska, UNMC Performed in situ and laboratory cornea extractions for corneal transplants  

  • Performed approximately 150 corneal extractions 

June 2003- Aug. 2013: Co-Owner/Manager- Dickson Auto Detailing, Clear Lake, IA Oversaw quality control and customer satisfaction 

Fall 2011-May 2013: Physician’s Scribe- Lynchburg General Hospital; Lynchburg, VA Documented the medical notes and orders in the EMR for physicians 


July 2018-June 2021 Storm Sight Provider/Resident Coordinator- MUSC 

  • Provide eyecare to patients at this free medical clinic 

Sep. 2013- May 2017: UNMC SHARING Clinic Student Provider-UNMC Clinics Provided medical care for underserved population 

September 2016: Ghana Medical Service Trip- Kumasi, Ghana 

  • Assisted with eye examinations, surgeries, and screenings during this 1-month  elective medical school rotation 

Spring 2014-2016: Bike For Sight Volunteer- Omaha, Nebraska 

  • Advertised, registered participants, and recruited additional volunteers for this fundraiser for cataract surgeries in underserved countries 

June 2016: Bridge To Care Refugee Health Fair- Omaha, Nebraska Performed vision screenings for local refugees 

June 2014 & 2016: Ponca Tribe Eye Screening- UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and  Visual Sciences 

  • Performed vision screenings local Native American Tribe 

March 2014 & 2015: Jamaica Medical Mission Trip- Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica Served as a trip leader in 2015 and trip member in 2014 for 8-day medical  

mission trips 

June 2012-2014, 2017: Mexico Mission Trip Leader- Juarez, Mexico 

  • Participated in four separate 12-day trips 

March 2011: Brazil Medical Mission Trip- Amazonas, Brazil 

  • Assisted in running multiple free medical clinics in rural villages along the  

Amazon River 


July 2015-May 2017: UNMC Ophthalmology Interest Group Student Board Served as Co-President beginning May 2016 

Sep. 2013- May 2017: UNMC SHARING Student Board Co-President/Student Provider- UNMC Served as Co-President for this student-run free medical clinic from April 

2014- March 2015

June 2014-June 2015: VISION Clinic Administrator- UNMC  

  • Administrated and provided at this monthly student-run free ophthalmology  clinic 

Fall 2011-May 2013: Pre-Med Honors Society President- Liberty University Served as President for 1.5 years and secretary for 1 semester for this 90- 

member society