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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

488 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 Detachment

Contact Information

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, NC Baptist Hospital, 1984
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, NC Baptist Hospital, 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

488 Ratings

Craig M. Greven, M.D.

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

Research Interests

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

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


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Recent Publications

Persistent effects of intensive glycemic control on retinopathy in type 2 diabetes in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Follow-On Study. Chew EY, Lovato JF, Davis MD, Gerstein HC, Danis RP, Ismail-Beigi F, Genuth S, Greven CM, Perdue LH, Cushman WC, Elam MB, Bigger JT, Ginsberg HN, Goff DC, Ambrosius WT.. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(7):1089-1100.

Chymase/Angiotensin I axis: a pathway for Angiotensin II generation in diabetic human vitreous [abstract]. Rubino SM, Nae AM, John V, Ahmad S, Ola MS, Ferrario CM, Greven C.. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016;57(12):5431.

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 Detachment
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.488 Ratings


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Patient Comments

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Dr. Greven is the best.


Could not have ask for better doctors than *Dr. D_____ & *Dr. Greven - both found the problem with my eyes - and fixed them I can't_____ about both.


Good Experience


Very knowledgeable provider with good patient care manner.


Dr. Greven brings all of his knowledge, thoroughness and care to each appointment.


Dr Greven is wonderful. Professional. Caring. and very personable.


I am so thankful I can have this Doctor.


I have been a patient of Dr. Greven's going on 15 years. I would not ask for a better, more caring physician.


Dr. Grevin is AMAZING....friendly, professional, competent!


Thankful to have Dr. Greven and Sherry Kelly in my care.


My care and treatment were all professionally done.


Dr. Greven is very patient and verbal (explaining things to me). He always shakes my hand when entering the Examining Room and lets me know that I did well during the telling me "Perfect" as he exits. Some may think a doctor may be talking to himself...but NOT Dr. Greven. He encourages his patients and happy that I have relaxed!!! (My treatment is an injection of medication into my eye.)


Great doctor!


excellent care provided




I hope as long as I risk losing my eyesight, I have Dr. Greven to prevent that loss.


Dr. Greven is an incredible doctor. He is knowledgeable and professional and I really appreciate him! His scribe Mary is great too!


I trust and like the care provider that see me when I come there.


Great doctor.


Dr. Greven is the greatest!


Dr. Greven is very smart and kind.


I have been coming to Baptist since I was 26 years old with different eye issues. Dr. Greven was called in as a consultant on a problem I had in my late 40ies. He has been my Dr. since Dr. Slusher retired. I have a great trust in Dr. Greven and I am thankful for him and his staff.


He is great/overloaded on Thurs.


*Dr. Greven helps me to see & read.


Dr. Greven is a caring physician and I have the utmost confidence in the care I receive


I was very impressed with this knowledge about my eye problems that I did not know I had. I would like him as my regular doctor but he is a specialist.


I trust Dr. Greven completely, and hope he will always be the one who takes care of my eyes.


*Dr. Greven is an excellent doctor.


I was a patient of Dr. Kurup. while I miss Dr. Kurup, I appreciate Dr. Greven taking over. Very kind.


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

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