Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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Gregory J. Griepentrog, MDGregory J. Griepentrog, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery

Phone: (414) 955-2020
FAX: (414) 955-6300
E-mail: ggriepentrog@mcw.edu



The Eye Institute              The Eye Institute - West
925 N. 87th St.                  2315 E. Moreland Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI. 53226      Waukesha, WI 53186

Dr. Gregory J. Griepentrog is a fellowship-trained, board-certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery (also known as oculoplastic surgery or oculoplastics). This area includes medically-necessary eyelid surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, orbital and lacrimal (tear duct) diseases and surgery, and thyroid eye disease. Dr. Griepentrog is a Milwaukee native, who completed his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He served as a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic before returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete a two-year fellowship sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Dr. Griepentrog strives to provide highly professional, caring, and compassionate care, and he looks forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Appointment Contact

  • New & Established Patients Call: (414) 955-2020

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids
  • Orbital Diseases and Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Eyebrow Lift Surgery
  • Treatment of Lower Eyelid Bags
  • Facial and Orbital Trauma
  • Eyelid and Scar Revision Surgery
  • Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Removal
  • Eyelid Lesion Removal

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmological Society


  • MD, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison , WI
  • Internship, Aurora St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Fellowship, Oculoplastic and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI

Recent Publications

Griepentrog GJ, Mohney BG. Strabismus in Childhood Eyelid Ptosis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014; 158(1):208-201.
Griepentrog GJ, Vickers RW, Karesh JW, Azari AA, Albert DM, Bukat CN. A Clinicopathologic Case Study of Two Patients with Pediatric Orbital IgG4-Related Disease. Orbit. 2013 Dec;32(6):389-91.
Griepentrog GJ, Lucarelli MJ. Anatomical Position of Hyaluronic Acid Gel Following Injection to the Eyebrow. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Sep;29(5):364-6.
Griepentrog GJ, Burkat CN, Kikkawa DO, Lucarelli MJ. Tumors Masquerading in Patients with Thyroid Eye Disease. Orbit. 2013 Aug;32(4):260-2.
Griepentrog GJ, Diehl N, Mohney BG. Amblyopia in Childhood Eyelid Ptosis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun;155(6):1125-1128.e1.
Griepentrog GJ, Liu RH, Lucarelli MJ. Periorbital Reconstruction Following Removal of a Large Verrucous Carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Apr 16.
Stewart KJ, Griepentrog GJ, Lucarelli MJ. Modified Full-thickness Anterior Blepharotomy for Upper Eyelid Retraction in Children. J AAPOS. 2013 Apr;17(2):223-4.
Griepentrog GJ, Harris GJ, Zambrano EV. Multiply Recurrent Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Orbit Without Malignant Degeneration: A 45-Year Clinicopathologic Case Study. JAMA Ophthalmol 2013;131:265-267.
Griepentrog GJ, Lemke BN, Burkat CN, Rose JG Jr, Lucarelli MJ. Anatomical position of hyaluronic Acid gel following injection to the infraorbital hollows. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan;29(1):35-9.
Alniemi ST, Griepentrog GJ, Diehl N, Mohney BG. Incidence and Clinical Characteristics of Periocular Infantile Hemangiomas. Arch Ophthalmol 2012;130:889-893.
Alniemi ST, Griepentrog GJ, Diehl N, Mohney BG. Rate of Amblyopia and Periocular Infantile Hemangiomas. Arch Ophthalmol 2012;130:943-944.
Griepentrog GJ, Lucarelli MJ, Burkat CN, Lemke BN, Rose Jr JG. Periorbital edema following hyaluronic acid gel injection: A retrospective review. Am J Cosm Surg Am J Cosm Surg 2011;28:51-54.
Griepentrog GJ, Diehl NN, Mohney BG. Incidence and demographics of childhood ptosis. Ophthalmology 2011;118:1180–1183.
Shekunov J, Griepentrog GJ, Diehl NN, Mohney BG. Prevalence and clinical findings of congenital dacryocystocele in a population-based cohort. JAAPOS 2010;14:417–420.
Griepentrog GJ, Park DJ, Zaldivar RA, Pulido JS, Cameron JD, Woog JJ. A rabbit model of lower eyelid retraction. Ophthalmol Plast Reconstr Surg 2010;26:229–232.

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