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Matthew Giegengack, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

392 Ratings

Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Cataract Surgery, Corneal and External Diseases and Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4091
Department: 336-716-4091


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Yale University, 1995
  • M.D., Columbia University College Physicians & Surgeons, 2002
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Cabrini Med Ctr-New York, 2003
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Science Univ Sch, 2006
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Science Univ Sch, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

NPI Number

  • 1437167350
Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

392 Ratings

Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Research Interests

Endothelium, Corneal; Limbus Corneae; Corneal Transplantation; Endothelial Cells; Gelatin
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4091 | Department: 336-716-4091


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Recent Publications

Bioengineered multilayered human corneas from discarded human corneal tissue. Zhang Z, Niu G, Choi JS, Giegengack M, Atala A, Soker S.. Biomed Mater. 2015;10(3):035012.

Heparin-modified gelatin scaffolds for human corneal endothelial cell transplantation. Niu G, Choi JS, Wang Z, Skardal A, Giegengack M, Soker S.. Biomaterials. 2014;35(13):4005-4014.

Factors affecting successful isolation of human corneal endothelial cells for clinical use. Choi JS, Kim EY, Kim MJ, Khan FA, Giegengack M, D'Agostino R Jr, Criswell T, Khang G, Soker S.. Cell Transplant. 2014;23(7):845-854.

Bioengineering human corneal endothelium with electrospun scaffold [abstract]. Niu G, Zhang Z, Giegengack M, Soker S.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014;20(Suppl 1):S57.

In vitro evaluation of the interactions between human corneal endothelial cells and extracellular matrix proteins. Choi JS, Kim EY, Kim MJ, Giegengack M, Khan FA, Khang G, Soker S.. Biomed Mater. 2013;8(1):014108.

Optimized cultivation of human corneal endothelial cells for transplantation [abstract]. Choi JS, Kim EY, Kim MJ, Giegengack M, Khang G, Soker S.. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2012;6(Suppl 1):138-139.

Bioengineering gelatin hydrogel for corneal endothelial cell repair [abstract]. Niu G, Choi JS, Kim MJ, Giegengack M, Soker S.. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2012;6(Suppl 1):139.

Traumatic anterior subluxation of natural lens with aniridia and blood lining Descemet folds [image]. Giegengack M, Kurup SK.. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(1):55.

Confocal microscopy of the cornea. Giegengack M, Mathers WD. In: Brightbill F, McDonnell P, McGhee C, Farjo A, Serdarevic O, eds. Corneal surgery: theory technique and tissue. 4th ed. St. Louis (MO): Mosby/Elsevier;2009: 95-103.

Phacoanaphylactic endophthalmitis. Giegangack M [sic] [Giegengack M]. In: Roy FH, Fraunfelder FW, Fraunfelder FT, Tindall R, Jensvold B, eds. Roy and Fraunfelder's current ocular therapy. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier;2008: 508-509.

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Associate Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests

Cataract Surgery, Corneal and External Diseases and Surgery, Refractive Surgery
Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Matthew Giegengack, M.D.392 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


I have every confidence in Dr Giegengack's knowledge and skill as a doctor


Dr. Giegengack is an extremely humbled, friendly and respectful provider.


Dr. Giegengack is personable, patient & extremely professional I would highly recommend him to anyone .


I really like all my doctor professionally






no better man ever


Happy to discover this doctor not only knew my eye surgeon from 37 years ago, he actually succeeded him in the position.


Very confident with Dr. G, would definitely recommend.


Love Dr. Giegengack! Best doctor ever!


Dr was very pleasant and took care of me!


Will recommend this provider if folks have the time and their health allows them to wait a great deal of time to be seen.




*Dr. Giegengack is superb and always takes the time to show how much he cares, always patience, just absolute the best!


again he is an excellent doctor, very professional and patient first every time


Had to have cornea transplant twice and dr. provided good reasons why he had to do surgery.


Dr Giegengack is the best!


I have sent at least 4 patients to this practice in the last 6 months.


Matt Giegengack is awesome!!!




Dr Giengengack is very knowledgable and professional. He helps me be comfortable talking with him about my eye conditions.


He is A++++ rating!!!


Dr. Giegengack shows concern for his patients, explains the diagnosis, and assured me that he can help my vision problem. He is very easy to talk to and listens to what you have to say. He has an upbeat personality which makes you trust his opinion more.


Always excellent care!


I love Dr. Giegengack and have recommended him to many of my co-workers and friends.


Very good.


He is definitely a role model for doctor/patient relationship.


I was put at ease right away, very personable.


Dr. Gigengack is not only a talented doctor but a kind person with whom one would genuinely want to work. He is friendly and outgoing. I was immediately put at ease with what was a scary procedure. He has an incredible "bedside manor", even making me laugh throughout a concerning and stressful surgery. He actually made eye surgery a pleasant experience.


Dr. Matt is the best!!!!


Dr. Giegengack is an excellent provider. He is genuinely concerned and listens to the patient. He does not make you feel rushed.


Dr. Gigengack is one of the finest and knowledgeable physicians in my physician life group. I already recommended his name and works forward (to include my husband, who has had some retina detach & cataract surgeries at same procedure). His workload seems to be tremendous but he always acts like you have his full attention and his pre-op and post-op visits are very thorough with in-depth explanations. He is exceptional; and I trust a very valuable physician of Wake Forest Baptist Hospital team.


I highly recommend Dr. Giegengack to family and friends. He has done lasic surgery for my daughter and is scheduling cataract surgery for my husband. We look at him as the best in the field !


I couldn't ask for better treatment or concern.


as I have already stated Dr. Matt is the greatest




Dr. Matt Giegengack is one of the best physicians I have ever been to. He is thorough, personable and very compassionate and considerate. I am so glad that he is the surgeon that did my cataract surgeries.


Dr. G. is the best!


Dr. G is very knowledgeable and highly recommended. He lives up to his reputation. My eyesight if obviously very important to me and I trust him to help me keep it.


I have never had a bad experience with *Dr. G., he is always caring and willing to help me.


Excellent doctor!!!


As you can tell, I am very impressed with the staff and highly recommend this facility.


I always appreciate the thoroughness and time that Dr. G. takes. Thus, I don't mind the wait. I know he is giving other patients the same care, time, and consideration.


absolutely the BEST.


Actual time with doctor was great-just amount of wait time


Everything has gone way better than I thought it could.


Never a bad experience.


Have recommended this MD for eye health care. He reviews eye _____ schedule each visit to assure accuracy.

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