Gregory F. Kozielec, MD



               M.D., Northwestern University Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery Fellowship

                                                                Chicago, Illinois

                                                                July 1998 - July 2000

                           M.D., Brown University Ophthalmology Residency

                                                                Providence, Rhode Island

                                                                July 1995 - July 1998

                           M.D. Saint Joseph Hospital Transitional Internship

                                                                Houston, Texas

                                                                July 1994 - July 1995

                           M.D. University of Texas Medical School

                                                                Houston, Texas

                                                                August 1990 – May 1994

                           B.A. College of the Holy Cross

                                                                Worcester, Massachusetts

                                                                September 1986 – May 1990




                OKAP: 92 Percentile

                Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (1994-present)

                Microsurgical Course (160 hours) Plastic Surgery St. Joseph Hospital 1995

                Designer of Kozielec Anterior Capsulotomy Microsurgical Instrument

                Instructor of Ophthalmology Brown University/Northwestern University

    American Academy of Ophthalmology Membership (1996-present)

                Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Membership (1996-present)

                American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Membership (1997-present)

                American Medical Association Membership (1990-present)

                Committee for Glaucoma Awareness – Health Fair 1997 Johnson and Wales College

                Visiting Assistant Professor Rhode Island Hospital/ Brown University (1995-1998)


                    Honors classes: Developmental Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology, Fundamentals of Clinical

                Medicine, Physical Diagnosis, Reproductive Biology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry

                Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (1994-present)

                Vice-President for Texas Medical Association (1991-1992)

                University of Texas Medical School Scholarship for academic achievement ($800)

                University of Texas Medical School Academic Award for Outstanding Research 1991

                American Medical Association (1990-present)

                Texas Medical Association (1990-1994)

                Texas Ophthalmological Association

    CPR certified (Basic and Advanced 1987-present)


                Cum Laude Graduate

                Dana Scholarship Award for academic excellence ($5800)

                O’Brien Foundation Award in Leukemia for academic excellence ($2000)

                Psy-Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

                Dean’s List 4 semesters

                Houston Guild Piano Society Award for Excellence

                University of Houston Classical Piano Award

                Knights of Columbus Outstanding Project Award

                Alcoholic Student Counselor (1987-1989)




Retina Institute of Texas, PA; Vitreous and Retina Diagnosis and Surgery:

Associate Aug. 1, 2000 – July 31, 2002

Partner Aug. 1, 2002 – Present


Clinical Assistant Professor University of Texas Medical School – Southwestern


Fellow of American College of Surgeons


Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology


Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology – President (2008-2009)


Diplomat of American Board of Ophthalmology


Program Chairperson – Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology


Executive Council Member – Texas Ophthalmological Association


Alternate Delegate Texas Medical Association


Steering Committee for Council of Annual Session for Texas Medical Association


Board Member of Retina Foundation of the Southwest (2010-2012)


Speaker Faculty Johns Hopkins University Photodynamic Therapy 2002-present


Dallas County Medical Society - Coordinator for Community Health Check


Vitreoretinal Surgeon for Dallas Burn Soccer, Dallas Mavericks Basketball, and Dallas Stars Hockey


Consulting Vitreoretinal Surgeon for Veterans Hospital Dallas Texas 2000-Present


Top Doctor Who’s Who Award 2011


Patients’ Choice Award 2008-2015 (5th Anniversary Award)


Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010-2014)


Texas Super Doctor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


D Magazine Best Doctor 2014, 2015


Certification of Licensure: State of Rhode Island (1995-present) #MD09065

                                                    State of Illinois (1998-present) #0036-098036

                                        State of Texas (03/31/2000) #K9587


Coordinator of Ophthalmologic Medical Student/Resident Lectures (1995-present). Responsible for organizing and advising core Ophthalmology  lectures. These lectures formed a tool for instruction of general Ophthalmology to medical students and internists.


University Medical School at Houston: Teaching assistant of Gross Anatomy (1994). Responsible for assistance of 50 first-year medical students in the surgical dissection of human cadavers.


University of Texas Medical School: Classical and Jazz pianist (1990-1994). Responsible for the performance and musical administration of classical and jazz piano for various medical school functions.


YMCA: Unit director of the Philadelphia YMCA (1987-1990). Responsible for the financial and extracurricular administration of 500 members of the Philadelphia YMCA.


Video Presentation on Age Related Macular Degeneration for the Texas Medical Association Jan 2016


"Intravitreal Injections by Retina Specialists"; TOA meeting Fort Worth, May 2014


Syrquin M, Taylor B, Winslow R, Kozielec G, Allen M: Drainage of choroidal hemorrhage detachment, or effusions. In Bhavsar (ed): Surgical Techniques of Ophthalmology Retina and Vitreous Surgery. Saunders Elsevier. 2009.


“Intravitreal Avastin for Recalcitrant Central Serous Chorioretinopathy”, G Kozielec. Paper Texas Ophthalmological Association, Dallas Texas April 2007


“Incidence of Neovascular Glaucoma following the Intravitreal Injection of Avastin for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion” G Kozielec. Paper American Academy of Ophthalmology, November 2006


“Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and its Role in Age-related Macular Degeneration” November 30, 2004 Austin, Texas Eyetech Pharmaceuticals


“The Incidence and Management of Intraocular Elevations Following Intravitreal Triamcinolone for Macular Edema” G Kozielec, M Syrquin, R Winslow, B Taylor. Poster American Academy of Ophthalmology, October  2004.


“Triamcinolone-Assisted Peel of the Internal Limiting Membrane” G Kozielec, M Syrquin, R Winslow, B Taylor. Poster American Society of Retinal Specialists. August 2004.


“Preferences and Trends 2004 American Society of Retina Specialists” G Kozielec. Paper Texas Ophthalmological Association April 2004.


“Recurrence, following Clinical and Angiographic Resolution of a Choroidal Neovascular Membrane after Photodynamic Therapy” G Kozielec, B Taylor, R Winslow, M Syrquin. Poster American Academy of Ophthalmology November 2003.


“Incidence of Retained Perfluorocarbons and Post-operative Course Following Retinal Detachment Repair” G Kozielec, B Taylor, R Winslow, M Syrquin. American Society of Retinal Specialists. August 2003


“Age Related Macular Degeneration Dallas Medical Journal 2002; 88(1): 18-20.


“Posterior Pole Trauma” University of Texas Medical School -  Southwestern.  November 2001.


“Solar retinopathy”.  G. Kozielec. Texas Ophthalmology Association/ Texas Medical Association May 2001


“Evolution of Chorioretinal Scars in Recurrent MEWDS”. G. Kozielec, G. Wyhinny, and L. Jampol  Retina 2001: 21(2):180-182.


“Penetrating Eye Injury from a Metal Wedge” G. Kozielec and K. To.  Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers 1999: 30(1): 59-60.


“Multifocal Chorioretinopathies”  Combined Retina Seminar Brown University May 27, 1999.


Kozielec G: Psychological, Occupational, and Rehabilitational Considerations in Enucleated Patients. In Migliori (ed):  Enucleation, Evisceration, and Exenteration of the Eye. Woburn, Butterworth Heinemann, 1998.


 “Limbal Arcuate Keratotomy to Correct Astigmatism at Time of Cataract Surgery” G. Kozielec and R. Bahr. ASCRS  Meeting 1998.


“Effect of Pretreatment on the Incidence of Central Islands after PRK and Correlation with Best Corrected Visual Acuity” G. Kozielec and E. Galler. ASCRS Meeting 1998.


“Comparison of Data from Rhode Island Eye Injury Registry to United States Eye Injury Registry”. G. Kozielec and M. Migliori. ARVO Abstract. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science.  1997;38 (suppl): B194.


Kozielec G, Smith C: Welding Arc Like Injury with Subretinal Neovascularization. Retina 1997; 17(6): 558-559.


 “Unusual Clinical Courses of Cat Scratch Disease” G Kozielec, G Wyhinny, T Bennett, and L Jampol (American Academy of Ophthalmology – submitted)


 “Late-onset Bleb Endophthalmitis in an Aphakic Contact Lens Wearing Patient”. G. Kozielec, K. To, J. Ducharme, and A. Geltzer. Grand Rounds Brown University July 3, 1997


“Juvenile Retinoschisis”. G. Kozielec. Grand Rounds Brown University December 1996.


“Transplantation of Retinal Pigmented Epithelium to the Relatively Immunologically Privileged Subretinal Space.” G. Kozielec and C. Garcia. University of Texas Medical School Award for Outstanding Research at Research Bazaar 1991.


“The Carcinogenic Effects of  Tween 80 on the Female Reproductive Organs in Rats.” G. Kozielec and R. Sterlman. University of Massachusetts O’Brein Foundation for Leukemia Research Symposium 1989.


            Married, U.S. Citizen, Excellent Health


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