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Matthew Giegengack, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

404 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

404 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.404 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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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

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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.


All the staff and employees of Wake Forest Baptist Hospital are courteous and professional and nice!


Have encouraged others to consider Dr. Giegengack for their cataract surgery.


He is one of the best doctor I have ever known. The best of the best.


the best dr. I have had


Through in all respects and i feel confidant of the care i am getting


I am so thankful for *Dr. Giegengack- and what he was able to do for me- his knowledge- for Davie Medical Center & their extra caring & friendly staff.


Dr. Giegengack is good enough that we are willing to travel to Bermuda Run for our catt sx vs finding MD who does sx here in GSO.


I am most fortunate that a previous doctor sent me to see Dr. G. He has helped me deal with a chronic eye situation. I appreciate his sense of humor and we share the same interests in music and literature.


giekengack knows his stuff


Dr. G is awesome. He is a superior diagnostician. He is so educated in his field and communicates in words we understand. He looks u in the eyes when he talks andlistens when I talk. Never appears rushed and has superior people skills.


I would highly recommend Dr. G to anyone and I do. He is an amazing physician and person. I respect him highly. He's very compassionate and very thorough.




love Dr Matt G


*Dr. G. is worlds above his clinical people and many levels above the admin. team in the Greensboro office.


He went out of his way to check on me on his day off.


Excellent doctor and because he has followed my condition for so many years I will continue to see him


Dr Matt is a good and understanding person.


I have no bad experience. I am recommending _____ to my friends and family.


Excellent doctor. Have recommended him to several friends.


Dr. Matthew Giegengack and all of his staff and all of your employees are very knowledgeable and caring folk. They are very professional.


very good experience !


was very informative consultation.




Matt is an excellent doctor


always a terrific provider


He is wonderful.


Dr. Giegengack is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He is also laid-back, friendly and willing to answer all questions. I recommend him very highly.


Love the care provider, appointments are usually rescheduled and the wait times are ridiculous.


He's very good, makes you feel relaxed. And easy to talk too.


Always excellent care!!!


I wouldn't trade Dr. Giegengack for any other doctor! he is the most amazing and humbled GENIUS anyone could ever meet. I would recommend him to anyone!


I had a friend with me who had never heard of this doctor and she was very impressed and would choose to become his patient, should the need arise.


I already have recommended him to others. He made my cataract surgery an almost pleasant experience. I plan to have him do my other eye when it is time.


again Dr Giegengack the best


I would recommend Dr Giengengack with the caution that they will have to wait an unreasonable amount of time.

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