Dr. Grossniklaus specializes in the treatment of diseases and cancers of the eye, specifically uveal melanoma and retinal and conjunctival tumors.
Titles and Roles
- Director, Section of Ocular Oncology and Pathology
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
- F. Phinizy Calhoun, Jr. Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Opthalmology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Director, L.F. Montgomery Pathology Laboratory
- Emory Eye Center
- Ocular Melanoma
- Research Program
- Cancer Cell Biology
Dr. Grossniklaus earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He finished residencies in ophthalmology and pathology at Case Western Reserve University and conducted fellowships at the Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins University as well as at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
Dr. Grossniklaus has received the Senior Achievement Award and two Secretariat Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2012, he was designated one of Emory University's eight Distinguished Teaching Scholars. In 2012, he received the Zimmerman Medal from the American Association of Ophthalmic Oncologists and Pathologists. Additionally, Dr. Grossniklaus delivered the 2014 Jackson Memorial Lecture to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This is the most prestigious lecture in clinical ophthalmology in the United States. Dr. Grossniklaus was also tapped as an F1000 Faculty Member of the Year for 2011, has received an Alcon Research Institute award for $100,000, and is consistently ranked as a top doctor by U.S. News & World Report, where he ranks in the top 1% of doctors so listed.
Dr. Grossniklaus’ 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.