Zac Keenum, MD is talented in many areas from art to inventing, and those interests come together for him in one place — oculoplastics. As a surgeon focused on lid and brow treatment, he can use his artistic eye and innovative research to help his patients see, look, and feel their best.
Dr. Keenum’s passion for aesthetic patient care brought him to Vance Thompson Vision and Kalon in Sioux Falls in 2023. He specializes in cosmetic upper and lower blepharoplasty, a procedure that reshapes drooping lids for a more open, youthful look.
“I love caring for aesthetic patients because I get to build a close relationship with them and help them reach their goals,” Dr. Keenum said. “I want to serve my patients to help them achieve their best outcomes, all the while building confidence and giving my best recommendations. Patients trust in us with their well-being, and I take that seriously.”
“I love caring for aesthetic patients because I get to build a close relationship with them and help them reach their goal. I want to serve my patients to help them achieve their best outcomes, all the while building confidence and giving my best recommendations.”
Dr. Keenum trained in an elite two-year American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, TX. Alongside developing his surgical skills at one of the top programs in the country, Dr. Keenum helped design a surgical instrument that is now regularly used to correct ptosis, a condition in which the eyelid droops obstructing vision.
“Because I have the honor of caring for patients,” Dr. Keenum said, “ I also feel responsible for advancing future treatment options with my research and keeping an eye on emerging technologies. I love being able to offer the latest devices and techniques to my patients.”
Dr. Keenum earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in Alabama and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His residency was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
Zac’s enthusiasm about oculoplastics and its benefits for patients inspired him to create and share videos on social media to teach current and future oculoplastic surgeons about techniques, eye conditions, and technology advancements. He also loves painting abstract art and playing guitar to relax. Zac enjoys traveling the world with his wife, Rebecca, who is an allergist and immunologist.
Dr. Keenum looks forward to overseeing Kalon as our medical director and serving our patients!