Specialties

Ophthalmology (Board certified since 1985)

Anatomic Pathology (Board certified since 1987)

At a Glance

  • 1989 Started practicing
  • 28 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Grossniklaus

Dr. Grossniklaus was appointed Interim Vice Chair of Emory Eye Center on March 14, 2016. He is the senior professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine. He is founding director of the Ocular Oncology and Pathology service and director of the L.F. Montgomery Laboratory and is board certified in both ophthalmology and anatomic pathology. He has expertise in diagnostic ophthalmic pathology, ocular oncology and ophthalmic pathology research, including drug delivery. In 2012, under his directorship, the Montgomery Lab reached an accumulated 65,000 specimens evaluated since the 1940s, with Grossniklaus having signed out over 50,000 cases himself.

Dr. Grossniklaus has over 500 publications in peer reviewed journals. He has written/co-written 25 book chapters and edited/co-edited 10 books/monographs.

Diagnostic ophthalmic pathology includes surgical pathology of ocular and periocular tissue, including cornea, vitreous, retina, uvea, conjunctiva, eyelid, and orbit. Ocular oncology includes conjunctival, retinal, iris, ciliary body and choroidal tumors.

He has expertise in translational research, having served as the director of the Submacular Surgery Trials (SST) Pathology Center and a clinical trial to treat patients with uveal melanoma.

His clinical areas of interest are ocular oncology and ophthalmic pathology. His research areas of interest are treatment of primary ocular melanoma and retinoblastoma, molecular pathology of retinoblastoma, and control of metastatic melanoma from the eye to the liver. Dr. Grossniklaus regularly see patients with ocular malignancies and he treats them with surgery, lasers and radiation therapy

National Recognition

Dr. Grossniklaus has received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Senior Achievement Award and two Secretariat Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

In 2012 he was tapped as one of Emory University's eight Distinguished Teaching Scholars, its only School of Medicine designee.

Grossniklaus, who also serves at Winship and is an investigator for NCI-institute ocular oncology grants, is executive vice president of the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS), past president of the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists (2012-2014) and past president of the American Ophthalmological Society (2013-2014).

He received the Zimmerman Medal from the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists in 2012 for outstanding contributions to ophthalmic pathology. He delivered the Jackson Memorial Lecture to the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2014. This is the most prestigious lecture in clinical ophthalmology in the United States. He was awarded the Life Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2015.

Grossniklaus was tapped as an F1000 Faculty Member of the Year for 2011, an international honor for academic physicians. He received an Alcon Research Institute award for $100,000, given annually to six outstanding senior ophthalmic research scientists selected from a pool of 50 to 100 nominees. He is consistently ranked as a top doctor by U.S. News & World Report, where he ranks in the top 1% of doctors so listed.

In April 2014, Dr. Grossniklaus was inaugurated into Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), the most prestigious academic ophthalmology society in the world. He delivered his inaugural address for AOI in Tokyo on April 2, 2014.

Grossniklaus is editor of Pocket Guide to Ocular Oncology and Pathology (Springer), a handbook designed to serve as a reference on the clinical features and pathology of ocular tumors. Dr. Grossniklaus is founding co-editor of the the journal, Ocular Oncology and Pathology. He is also editor of Eye Pathology, An Illustrated Guide, a major textbook published by Springer in 2015. He is also Editor in Chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) book, Tumors of the Eye.

My Clinical Interests

  • eye tumors
  • ocular malignancies
  • retinal disease

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

INTERNSHIP

Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH

RESIDENCY

University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

FELLOWSHIP

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

AOI (Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis)

Atlanta Society of Ophthalmology

Atlanta Society of Pathology

College of American Pathologists (Fellow)

American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists

American Joint Committee on Cancer

American Ophthalmological Society

Georgia Society of Ophthalmology

International Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists

Medical Association of Atlanta

Orbital Society, Membership Task Force

Society of Heed Fellows

Theobald Society of Ocular Pathology

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society

Wilmer Resident Association

Honors & Awards

Honor Award
1995, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Physician Scientist Award
2001, Research to Prevent Blindness

Senior Achievement Award
2002, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Woodruff Fund Clinical Teaching Support Award
2002, Heed Award for outstanding former Heed fellow

Secretariat Award
2003, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Merrill Reeh Pathology Award
2003, ASOPRS

Editor’s Choices Award
2003, American Academy of Ophthalmology

W. Richard Green Award
2005, Macula Society

Senior Scientific Investigator Award
2006, Research to Prevent Blindness

Guest of Honor
2008, European Ophthalmic Pathology Society

Silver Fellow, Inaugural Class
2009, ARVO

Secretariat Award
2009, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2010-2011, Emory University School of Medicine

“Atlanta Top Doctor"
2011, Atlanta Magazine

Faculty Member of the Year
2012, Faculty of 1000 Inaugural Faculty Member of the Year-Ophthalmology

Major Publications

Publications (PubMed link)

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Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Eye Center, Clifton Campus

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Bldg B
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404-778-4611
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

INTERNSHIP

Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH

RESIDENCY

University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

FELLOWSHIP

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

AOI (Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis)

Atlanta Society of Ophthalmology

Atlanta Society of Pathology

College of American Pathologists (Fellow)

American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists

American Joint Committee on Cancer

American Ophthalmological Society

Georgia Society of Ophthalmology

International Association of Ophthalmic Pathologists

Medical Association of Atlanta

Orbital Society, Membership Task Force

Society of Heed Fellows

Theobald Society of Ocular Pathology

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society

Wilmer Resident Association

Honors & Awards

Honor Award
1995, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Physician Scientist Award
2001, Research to Prevent Blindness

Senior Achievement Award
2002, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Woodruff Fund Clinical Teaching Support Award
2002, Heed Award for outstanding former Heed fellow

Secretariat Award
2003, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Merrill Reeh Pathology Award
2003, ASOPRS

Editor’s Choices Award
2003, American Academy of Ophthalmology

W. Richard Green Award
2005, Macula Society

Senior Scientific Investigator Award
2006, Research to Prevent Blindness

Guest of Honor
2008, European Ophthalmic Pathology Society

Silver Fellow, Inaugural Class
2009, ARVO

Secretariat Award
2009, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2010-2011, Emory University School of Medicine

“Atlanta Top Doctor"
2011, Atlanta Magazine

Faculty Member of the Year
2012, Faculty of 1000 Inaugural Faculty Member of the Year-Ophthalmology

Major Publications

Publications (PubMed link)

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