Matthew Giegengack, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

349 Ratings

Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

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

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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

4.7 out of 5

349 Ratings

Matthew Giegengack, M.D.

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Research Interests

Endothelium, Corneal; Extracellular Matrix Proteins; Limbus Corneae; Corneal Diseases; Mouth Mucosa
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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

4.7 out of 5

Matthew Giegengack, M.D.349 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

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great doctor


Dr. G is the best provider I have ever had.


Dr. Giegengack is such a caring and professional Dr. After seeing numerous Drs. in the Charlotte area that really didn't know how to deal with my three pages of medication allergies for cataract surgery I was sent to Dr. Giegengack. He is so dedicated to helping his patients and thank goodness my cataract surgery in my left eye went wonderful with no side effects to the eye drops or medication for anesthesia. He always answered all my questions and I certainly had many. Wonderful experience.


Dr. Giegengack is an excellent doctor and I trust his judgment and care


Dr.Gigengack is both a medical scholar and a gentleman--- very competent and yet personable and nice.


Excellent physician who shows genuine concern for his patient.


*Matt is the best.


The provider (Dr.) was exceptionalin all aspects beyond expectation.


Sr. G. is always the very best. I recomment him to everyone I see that needs an eye doctor. In fact I saw a lady at lunch yesterday,that stopped by to tell me that she had taken her husband to Dr. G. and they were very pleased with him.


The provider was the "best" I have ever had. Explained things well, answered all questions and was easy to talk to. Very caring, knowledgeable and possessing an excellent personality. Have already recommended him to friends.


I can't say enough good about *Dr. G. My friend referred me to him. I am so thankful that she did. He's the best!


We love *Dr. Mat. He is the best. A wonderful representation of Wake Forest Health.


*Dr. Giegengack has improved my vision tremendously!


Dr. Geigengack is an amazing surgeon. He is very caring and wonderful to be around. I feel lucky to have him as my provider.




As always, Dr. G was very informative of possible future steps and explained them in a way that I could easily understand.


Really like Dr. Geigengack. he is personable and so knowledgeable about problems such as mine.




#1. *Dr. Matt eye dr. #8. All the time I need.


Dr. G. and Dr. Bond have nursed my eyes (both) for many years, through various problems, and I cannot adequately express my gratitude for their care, concern, and treatment.


He appears to be a very competent physician who seems genuinely concerned about his patients. In a time when patients are often run through healthcare mills like cattle, this is refreshing.


Dr G could not be more likeable nor more confidant and capable.


Dr. Geigengack is always the very best. I couldn't ask for anyone to be any more caring and courteous. he really cares about those he takes care of. I wouldnt trade him for any other doctor.


Excellent care


Great doctor.


very good


A fabulous provider!!


I feel very comfortable and confident very my/provider (Dr.G.)


Dr even got another doctor to consult about which eye drop to use


Dr. Geingengak told me if I had any problems with my eye to call immediately. He is a very good Dr.


As always, Dr. G was informative, patient and kind.


I would recommend the doctor and the entire staf to anyone I knew who would need their help.


Dr Giegengack is a complete professional - an amazing Doctor who always shows a great amount of care & concern & I have the utmost confidence in him.


All good.


Dr. Giegengack manages my kerataconus superbly. He also did my first cataract surgery last week. This visit was a next-day follow-up to the surgery. He and the entire staff handled the surgery process beautifully and with minimum stress for me. I am also very pleased with the result. We are currently planning the next surgery.


Very good Dr. friendly & kind. I trust this Dr. He's one of the best.


Could not say enough how much I liked this Dr.




The scribe was very important and excellent in accurately recording so the ophthalmologist could concentrate on my condition.


Good experience for eye problem I have.


This was my first visit with Dr. Gigengack and I have complete trust and confidence in his abilities to hopefully provide me with better vision in the near future.


We appreciate his concern for doing what is for the patient at this time -


Whenever the subject of vision comes up, I always recommend Wake Forest and Dr. G in particular.


Dr. Giegengack has always been very caring and thorough. One of the best I have seen.


Dr. G is fantastic. His knowledge, bedside manner, and patience are unusual in today's medical world. I recommend him to family and friends. His reputation is excellent.


Very good.


Dr. Giegengack is gifted not only with excellent clinical skills but interpersonal ones as well. I have always left feeling positive and encouraged. I believe he deliberately makes statements that plant seeds of hope,well being and positive outlook that certainly contribute to healing!


If there were a rating better than 5 Dr Gigengack would get it


#3-7, 9, 10. N/A as I saw doctor almost immediately.


On October 26, 2015 I had a wonderful visit with *Dr. Matthew Giegengack.




If there was a higher rating than Very good .... I would give it !!


The reason I have not filled out this survey is becuse I have consistently filled out these questions in an extremely positive manner. I have nothing but praise and admiration for Dr. G. and the entire staff at the Eye Clinic. From the receptionists to Dr. G. I have the utmost respect.


God placed me with Dr. G and I will forever know that was a blessing. He has a special gift and I know that.


Dr. Giengack is an exceptional Provider


Dr. GIEGENGACK was very reassuring and knowledgeable. I found it strange to actually enjoy my appointment with him.


Dr. G is the best !!!

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