Margaret Shipitalo, OD, MS, FAAO

Margaret Shipitalo, OD, MS, FAAO


  • Cornea
  • Contact Lenses
  • Dry Eye
  • Surgical Co-management
  • Urgent Eye Care

Dr. Shipitalo was born and raised in Austin, Minnesota. She attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison and earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Global Health. She then moved on to The Ohio State University College of Optometry where she was one of the few in her class to enroll in the combined optometry and master’s degree program. She completed a thesis and graduate research during her time at OSU, and graduated cum laude with both a Doctorate of Optometry degree and a Master’s degree in Vision Science. After graduation, Dr. Shipitalo was selected to complete an ocular disease residency at the Cincinnati Eye Institute, a large ophthalmology referral center, to gain further sub-specialty training, as well as extensive perioperative experience.

Dr. Shipitalo is a board certified optometrist through the American Board of Optometry. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association. Dr. Shipitalo provides comprehensive eye care, contact lens fittings, and also specializes in medical optometry with the management and treatment of ocular disease. She works in the Coon Rapids location and will be providing dry eye evaluations in our White Bear Lake location.


Dr. Shipitalo enjoys being active (especially running) and traveling. She recently got married in August of 2019 to her husband Steve. They enjoy watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and being with family and friends.