Craig M. Greven, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

374 Ratings

Craig M. Greven, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Diabetic Eye Disease, Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, Intraocular Foreign Bodies, Intraocular Tumors and Inflammation, Laser Surgery, Retinal Detachments, Vitreoretinal Trauma, Vitreous 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

  • A.B., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1979
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 1983
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1984
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1987
  • Fellowship, Wills Eye Hosp, 1989


  • Am Academy Of Ophthalmology
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc Of Neurological I.
  • Am Soc of Clinical Oncology
  • Assoc For Study Of Animal Beha
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S
  • Int'l Bronchsophagological Soc

NPI Number

  • 1154304863
Craig M. Greven, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

374 Ratings

Craig M. Greven, M.D.

Chair, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)
Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Research Interests

aging, epidemiology

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2732 | Department: 336-716-4091


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Recent Publications

Espeland MA, Probstfield J, Hire D, Redmon JB, Evans GW, Coday M, Lewis CE, Johnson KC, Wilmoth S, Bahnson J, Dulin MF, Green JB, Knowler WC, Kitabchi A, Murillo AL, Osei K, Rehman SU, Cushman WC, Ambrosius WT, Greven CM, Lovato JF, Perdue LH, et al. Systolic blood pressure control among individuals with type 2 diabetes: a comparative effectiveness analysis of three interventions. Am J Hypertens. 2015;28(8):995-1009.

Casanova R, Saldana S, Chew EY, Danis RP, Greven CM, Ambrosius WT. Application of random forests methods to diabetic retinopathy classification analyses. PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e98587.

Chew EY, Davis MD, Danis RP, Lovato JF, Perdue LH, Greven C, Genuth S, Goff DC, Leiter LA, Ismail-Beigi F, Ambrosius WT. The effects of medical management on the progression of diabetic retinopathy in persons with type 2 diabetes: the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2014;121(12):2443-2451.

Mottl AK, Pajewski N, Fonseca V, Ismail-Beigi F, Chew E, Ambrosius WT, Greven C, Schubart U, Buse J. The degree of retinopathy is equally predictive for renal and macrovascular outcomes in the ACCORD trial. J Diabetes Complications. 2014;28(6):874-879.

Manning RA, Carlson JN, Hein EW, Weaver RG Jr, Greven CM. Bilateral Candida endophthalmitis in a premature infant. J AAPOS. 2013;17(2):206-207.

Gangaputra S, Lovato JF, Hubbard L, Davis MD, Esser BA, Ambrosius WT, Chew EY, Greven C, Perdue LH, Wong WT, Condren A, Wilkinson CP, Agron E, Adler S, Danis RP. Comparison of standardized clinical classification with fundus photograph grading for the assessment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema severity. Retina. 2013;33(7):1393-1399.

Bressler SB, Almukhtar T, Aiello LP, Bressler NM, Ferris FL III, Glassman AR, Greven CM. Green or yellow laser treatment for diabetic macular edema: exploratory assessment within the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Retina. 2013;33(10):2080-2088.

Ding J, Lovato J, Hugenschmidt CE, Ambrosius W, Horowitz K, Bryan RN, Greven C, Gerstein HC, Lazer R, Murray A, Thomas A, Launer L, Williamson J. Retinopathy in relation to cerebral ischemic lesion and cognitive decline in older patients with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. Diabetes. 2012;61(Suppl 1A):LB2.

Greven CM, Kurup SK, Jacklin HN. Intraocular erosion and intrusion of an arruga encircling suture. Retina. 2011;31(7):1437-1438.

van der Vaart R, Greven C, Manning R, Haines N, Kurup SK. Unilateral solitary choroidal granuloma as presenting sign of secondary syphilis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2011;249(10):1575-1577.

Ambrosius WT, Danis RP, Goff DC Jr, Greven CM, Gerstein HC, Cohen RM, Riddle MC, Miller ME, Buse JB, Perdue LH, et al. Lack of association between thiazolidinediones and macular edema in type 2 diabetes: the ACCORD eye substudy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010;128(3):312-318.

Kurup SK, Gee C, Greven CM. Intravitreal methotrexate in therapeutically resistant exudative age-related macular degeneration [letter]. Acta Ophthalmol. 2010;88(4):e145-e146.

Chew EY, Ambrosius WT, Davis MD, Danis RP, Gangaputra S, Greven CM, Hubbard L, Lovato JF, Perdue LH, Goff DC Jr, et al. Effects of medical therapies on retinopathy progression in type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(3):233-244.

Saconn PA, Gee CJ, Greven CM, McCoy TP, Ekstrand KE, Greven KM. Alternative dose for choroidal melanoma treated with an iodine-125 radioactive plaque: a single-institution retrospective study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010;78(3):844-848.

Ambrosius WT, Danis RP, Riddle MC, Goff DC Jr, Gerstein HC, Greven CM, Chew EY. Macular edema and thiazolidinediones [reply to letter]. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010;128(12):1631-1632.

Saconn PA, Greven K, Gee C, Greven C, McCoy T, Ekstrand K. Alternative dose for choroidal melanoma treated with an iodine 125 radioactive plaque: a single institution retrospective study [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008;72(1 Suppl):S415-S416.

Greven KM, Greven CM. Orbital, ocular, and optic nerve tumors In: Gunderson LL, Tepper JE, eds. Clinical radiation oncology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone;2007: 613-628.

Greven CM, Wells JA III, Stewart WC. AMD and VEGF: where do we go from here? Clinicians need to understand the trial results and the science to make informed treatment choices [newsletter article]. Rev Ophthalmol. 2007;14(2):ID 13187.

Chew EY, Ambrosius WT, Howard LT, Greven CM, Johnson S, Danis RP, Davis MD, Genuth S, Domanski M. Rationale, design, and methods of the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Eye Study (ACCORD-EYE). Am J Cardiol. 2007;99(12A Suppl):103i-111i.

Scott IU, Edwards AR, Beck RW, Bressler NM, Chan CK, Elman MJ, Friedman SM, Greven CM, Maturi RK, Pieramici DJ, et al. A phase II randomized clinical trial of intravitreal bevacizumab for diabetic macular edema. Ophthalmology. 2007;114(10):1860-1867.

Dickinson PJ, Greven CM. Avoiding and managing the dislocated crystalline lens. Compr Ophthalmol Update. 2006;7(3):113-127.

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Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests

Diabetic Eye Disease, Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous, Intraocular Foreign Bodies, Intraocular Tumors and Inflammation, Laser Surgery, Retinal Detachments, Vitreoretinal Trauma, Vitreous Surgery
Craig M. Greven, M.D.

Craig M. Greven, M.D.

Chair, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)
Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Craig M. Greven, M.D.374 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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All good.




I was apprehensive and thankful the surgeon has offered treatment.


*Dr. Greven has always been a great care provider.


*Dr. Greven took *Dr. Kerup place and was very nice.


Being there for the first time, I found everything very smooth.


This is the first time I have met with Dr. Greven and he was very professional.


Very good experience.


This was my first time meeting Dr. Greven, as Dr. Kurup had been my care provider for several years. I appreciated the time that Dr. Greven spent with me. He explained things to my satisfaction.


Best of the best




Very thankful that I was referred by local doctor to Dr. Greven. His ultrasound technician, Sherry Kelly, is excellent. It is my hope and prayer that you do not move Dr. Greven or his technician to another location. For some patients, this location is convenient, we are older, and when we come distances this is important.


I am so grateful and blessed to have found Dr Greven and Dr Hooten. They are the best doctors I could have imagined having during this.


Long wait sometimes.


If I were to recommend someone come to the clinic. I would advise them to plan on spending a good part of the day.


All staff were very professional and courteous. I felt very at ease with treatment plan for me and very confident in Doctor and staffs ability to care for me.


Dr. Greven is at the top of our list! He always listens and answers any questions or concerns we have.


Dr. Craig Greven consistently receives the highest ratings from me (for the reasons outlined above & for his skill as a surgeon).


Due to busy eye clinic, I anticipate a longer wait that usual. Good service and quality of care is worth wait.


Craig Greven, MD is undoubtedly one of the best speciality ophthalmologists in the region.


Good experience.


best experience ever in my adult life wih care givers


Dr. Greven is a stellar physician and I feel fortunate to be one of his patients.


Dr. Greven is TOPS as far as I am concerned, I have total confidence in his ability for treating my problem.


He is Great!!!


Love Dr Greven




Utmost confidence in Dr. Greven.


Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Greven and the other staff.


Still have a lot of questions, but feel confident all these will be answered.excellent staff.DR GREVEN knows everything that will help me address any problems, questions or fears that I have..


Dr. Greven is excellent. I have complete confidence in his ability to manage my care.


I was told I would be given a list if vitamins to take to help slow down my condition, but never received it.


I am very thankful that I was referred by my local eye physician to Dr. Greven. He and his ultrasonographer, Sherry, are exceptional. I am most appreciative for their care.

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