James W. Gigantelli, MD

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology


Clinical Interests



Dr. Gigantelli specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery; disorders of the eyelid, tear drainage system and eye socket; tear duct obstruction and eyelid malpositions in children; orbital inflammation including thyroid eye disease and Graves ophthalmopathy.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Residency: Baylor University - Ophthalmology (Houston, Texas)
  • Fellowship: Duke University Eye Center - Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orbital Disease and Ophthalmic Oncology (Durham, N.C.)

Honors & Memberships

  • America's Top Doctor since 2004, Castle Connolly
  • America's Top Doctor since 2021, Castle Connolly
  • Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member, Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Board of Regents, American College of Surgeons


  • Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Certified: National Board of Medical Examiners

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Wang J, Wang X, Gao Y, Lin Z, Chen J, Gigantelli J, Shapiro JI, Xie Z, Pierre SV. 2021. Stress Signal Regulation by Na/K-ATPase As a New Approach to Promote Physiological Revascularization in a Mouse Model of Ischemic Retinopathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2021 5 13;61(14):9.
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