Mitchell Surkamp, O.D.

Dr. Mitchell Surkamp’s journey into the realm of optometry is a story of passion, dedication, and a deep-seated desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. Hailing from the historic city of Manassas, Virginia, Dr. Surkamp embarked on an academic and professional path that would see him emerge as a distinguished figure in the field of eyecare.

His educational odyssey began at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was here that Dr. Surkamp not only excelled academically but also showcased his athletic prowess on the soccer field, balancing rigorous studies with the demands of college athletics-a testament to his discipline and dedication. His achievements during this time, including making the dean’s list, were just the prelude to a remarkable career in optometry.

Dr. Surkamp’s pursuit of excellence continued at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned both his Doctor of Optometry degree and Bachelor of Science in Vision Science. His time in optometry school was marked by significant achievements, such as being honored in the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society for all four years and graduating in the top 10 of his class-a clear indication of his commitment to his chosen field.

When asked why he chose optometry, Dr. Surkamp speaks to the profound impact of visionary mentors and the fulfillment derived from enhancing the quality of life through improved vision. His approach to optometry is rooted in an appreciation for the vital role vision plays in our lives, coupled with the joy of connecting with a diverse array of individuals each day. For Dr. Surkamp, every patient interaction is an opportunity to contribute to someone’s well-being, making each day meaningful and rewarding.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Surkamp is an avid sports enthusiast, with a love for soccer and golf that echoes his active lifestyle. His commitment to personal health and fitness is evident in his dedication to gym time, maintaining a balance between professional responsibilities and personal passions. Recently married to the love of his life, Paige Surkamp, a talented Speech-Language Pathologist, Dr. Surkamp’s life is a beautiful blend of professional achievement, personal fulfillment, and shared happiness with his partner.

Dr. Mitchell Surkamp’s story is one of relentless pursuit of excellence, a passion for service, and a life enriched by love and sport. In him, patients find not only an expert in optometry but also a compassionate and dedicated individual committed to enhancing their vision and, by extension, their quality of life.