Jonathan Pribila - MD, PhD

Jonathan Pribila - MD, PhD

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My Areas of Practice
Amblyopia, Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), Congenital cataracts, Tearing, Genetic eye disease

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Board Certification: American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Minneapolis MN

Residency: University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Internship: University of Illinois, Chicago
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL

M.D.,Ph.D.: University of Minnesota
Molecular signals regulating T cell and dendritic cell migration and adhesion
Minneapolis, MN

B.A.: Carleton College
Northfield, MN

Research & Publications

Recent Publications


     Olsen, T.W. and J.T. Pribila. 2011. Pars plana vitrectomy with endoscope-quided sutured posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in children and adults.  American Journal of Ophthalmology 151(2): 278-296. 

     Pribila, J.T., Cornblath, W.T., Marentette, L., Flint, A., and V.M. Elner. 2010. Glomus Cell Tumor of the Orbit.  Archives of Ophthalmology 128(1): 144-6

     Kahana A., Pribila, J.T., Nelson, C.C., and V.M. Elner. “Chapter 52: Sebaceous Cell Carcinoma” Ocular Disease: Mechanisms and Management. 2010. 396-407. 

     Pribila, J.T., Ronan, S.M., and J.D. Trobe. 2008. Multiple intracranial meningiomas causing papilledema and visual loss in a patient with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. 28(1) 41-46.

     Pribila, J.T., Itano, A.A., Mueller, K.L., and Y. Shimizu. 2004. The α1β1 and αEβ7 integrins define a subset of dendritic cells in peripheral lymph nodes with unique adhesive and antigen uptake properties. Journal of Immunology. 172: 282-291.

     Pribila, J.T., Quale, A.C., Mueller, K.L., and Y. Shimizu. 2004. Integrins and T cell-mediated immunity. Annual Review of Immunology. 22:157-180.

     Pribila, J. T., and Y. Shimizu. 2003. Signal transduction events regulating integrin function and T cell migration: New functions and complexity.  Immunologic Research. 27(1):107-28.

     Ottoson, N. C., Pribila, J. T., Chan, A. S. H., and Y. Shimizu. 2001. Cutting Edge: T cell migration regulated by CXCR4 chemokine receptor signaling to ZAP-70 tyrosine kinase.  Journal of Immunology. 167:1857-1861.

     Peterson, E. J., Woods, M. L., Dmowski, S. A., Derimanov, G., Jordan, M. S., Wu, J. N., Myung, P.S., Liu, Q-H., Pribila, J. T., Freedman, B. D., Shimizu, Y., and G. A. Koretzky. 2001. Coupling of the TCR to integrin activation by SLAP-130/Fyb. Science. 293:2263.

     Pribila, J. T., Chung, H., and Y. Shimizu. "CD104"  Wiley Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine. 5:702-704.


Professional Associations & Awards

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus


As a pediatric ophthalmologist, I see children with a broad range of eye problems, ranging from the need for glasses or a plugged tear duct, to tumors in the eye. Misalignment of the eyes is one of the most common conditions in children. It also can occur in adults causing double vision. My practice specializes in the surgical realignment of the eye in both children and adults. While ophthalmology is an exciting and challenging field, it is the interactions that I have with each of my patients on a daily basis that makes it rewarding.