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Carl A. Minning, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Minning is board certified by

the American Board of Ophthalmology


Carl A. Minning, Jr., M. D. is a board certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Minning is the founding member of Eye Surgery Associates of Zanesville, Inc., and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. After performing cataract surgery for 40 years, Dr. Minning now devotes his time to seeing medical eye problems and performing laser procedures.

Dr. Minning received his undergraduate degree with a major in microbiology from The Ohio State University, with summa cum laude honors. He then graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1979 where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His internship was at Riverside Methodist Hospital and he then returned to The Ohio State University where he completed his residency in the Department of Ophthalmology from 1980-1983. During the academic year of 1982-1983, Dr. Minning served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Minning maintains membership or is a diplomat with the following groups and organizations:

  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Ohio Ophthalmological Society

Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2001-2020.

Dr. Minning lectures to medical and lay audiences on specific eye topics, especially the latest in cataract surgery. He is a published author having multiple articles published in national peer reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Archives of Ophthalmology. Dr. Minning’s research interests include being one of the original investigators for bifocal intraocular lenses.

Dr. Minning has also been actively involved in organized medicine. He has been on the Ohio State Medical Association Legislative Task Force, and is the Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society. He has also been involved on the national level as a congressional advocate for both the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Minning has also been busy in various community activities. He is a past president of the Zanesville Art Center and is a lifetime trustee of the Zanesville Art Center. He has also served on the board of trustees of his local church, and has been involved with past fund raising for the Animal Shelter.

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