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Iowa Lions Eye Bank
Mark A. Greiner, MD, is the Robert and Joell Brightfelt Professor of Cornea Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Iowa, where he directs the Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery service and fellowship program. Dr. Greiner is the Medical Director of the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, and has served in various leadership roles within eye banking including on the Eye Bank Association of America’s Board of Directors and Research Committee. Additionally, he is a clinician-scientist with a translational research laboratory based at Iowa Lions Eye Bank.
After earning his undergraduate degree in English with High Honors from the University of California at Berkeley, he received his medical degree and completed both internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the University of California at Davis. After completing fellowship training in Cornea and External Diseases at Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon with Dr. Mark Terry and Michael Straiko, he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2012. In addition to his longstanding interests in endothelial keratoplasty and resident medical education, Dr. Greiner’s current focus is on mitochondrial biology and cellular metabolism, diabetes mellitus, and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.