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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

392 Ratings

Craig M. Greven, M.D.


Clinical Interests

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

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology


  • Am Academy Of Ophthalmology
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc of Clinical Oncology
  • Am Soc Of Neurological I.
  • 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

4.7 out of 5

392 Ratings

Craig M. Greven, M.D.

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

Research Interests

Visual Acuity; Lens Subluxation; Vitreous Body; Diabetic Retinopathy; Eye Injuries
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Contact Information

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


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Recent Publications

Systolic blood pressure control among individuals with type 2 diabetes: a comparative effectiveness analysis of three interventions. 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.. Am J Hypertens. 2015;28(8):995-1009.

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

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. Chew EY, Davis MD, Danis RP, Lovato JF, Perdue LH, Greven C, Genuth S, Goff DC, Leiter LA, Ismail-Beigi F, Ambrosius WT.. Ophthalmology. 2014;121(12):2443-2451.

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

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

Comparison of standardized clinical classification with fundus photograph grading for the assessment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema severity. 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.. Retina. 2013;33(7):1393-1399.

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

Retinopathy in relation to cerebral ischemic lesion and cognitive decline in older patients with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. 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.. Diabetes. 2012;61(Suppl 1A):LB2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]. Greven CM, Wells JA III, Stewart WC.. Rev Ophthalmol. 2007;14(2):ID 13187.

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

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

Avoiding and managing the dislocated crystalline lens. Dickinson PJ, Greven CM.. 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 Tumors and Inflammation, Laser Surgery, Vitreous Surgery, Vitreoretinal Trauma, Intraocular Foreign Bodies, Retinal Detachments
Craig M. Greven, M.D.

Craig M. Greven, M.D.

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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Craig M. Greven, M.D.392 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

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CP explanations of prob/condition
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Time CP spent with patient
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It was as if he and I had rehearsed the entire transaction, from exam through treatment! Very professional and well-done!


I have full confidence in Dr. Greven.


Very good.


I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Craig Greven as my provider.


I have said many times that I feel very fortunate to have fallen into Dr. Greven's capable and caring hands.


simply the best. thank you.


I have referred several of my friends to Dr. Greven and he has done successful detached retina surgery for their eye(s).


eye test were done, the doctor came explained what he had seem on the films did his part of the eye explaining what he was looking for, we talked everything was the same as last year which is good and told him I would see in a year, he said if you have any problems give him a call




Craig Greven and M. Madison Slusher are the two best physicians that I have ever had and I have had some very good ones in the past 78 years. I grew up in a medical family.


Dr Grevan is wonderful doctor that took time with my wife and I to explain my health issues and treatment in a caring way and understanding way that we understood. He always took the time to come by my room each day while I was in the hospital under treatment for a week.


Even though Dr Greven was overscheduled, he took enough time with me and did not rush the process.


The best physician specialist I see.


Dr Greven is a fantastic doctor. He is friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. I would rank far superior to many of the doctors I see. He is the best!!!


Always very pleased with all care received from everyone in the office


*Dr. Greven is an excellent physician and I have utmost confidence in his expertise. He is also caring and courteous.


Fortunate and thankful my local physician referred me to Dr. Greven.


Good experience.


*Dr. Greven is a gem - he's been with me and caring for me for many years -


This provider was more personable this time than at other times.


Dr. Grevin has my complete confidence; an excellent physician!


Dr Greven has been an excellent care provider for the 10+ years we have seen him.


Dr.Greven is wonderful




Excellent provider and staff - Always receive excellent care.


Dr. Greven has been caring for my eyes for over 10 yrs. He is the best!


I have recommended this physician to a person that worked for me and to my best friend.


Every department I dealt with during my visit was very competent (from clerks & receptionists, ultra-sound tech & *Dr. Greven were excellent. Pleased with entire visit.


He is one great eye doctor


Dr. Greven and the entire staff are just the best.


Very good experience!


We were very impressed w/ *Dr. Greven & his fellow, *Dr. Hooten.


*Dr. Greven is always caring and spends as much time as necessary to ... and answer questions. I have complete confidence in him.


*Dr. Greven is an excellent physician - I would highly recommend him.


I have nothing but the highest regard for *Dr. Greven. A+++.


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.

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