James W. Gigantelli, M.D.


James Gigantelli, MDBoard-Certified In:


  • Aging changes of the eyelid
  • Eyelid malpositions
  • Eyelid cancers
  • Tear duct obstructions in adults and children
  • Thyroid Eye Disease/Graves Ophthalmopathy
  • Eye socket tumors
  • Eye socket inflammatory conditions

Clinic Locations:
UNMC Physicians Eye Specialties


  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University, 1985
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 1989, Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship: Duke University Eye Center, 1990, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology

Philosophy of Care:
Dr. Gigantelli has spent nearly the entirety of his career in academic medicine and believes that the best clinical care is provided when patients understand their disease condition and participate in care decisions. Additionally, while his practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of eyelid, tear drainage system, and eye socket disorders, Dr. Gigantelli believes treatment must consider the patient as a whole and not just the disease condition.

Years of Practice:

Professional Interests:
Dr. Gigantelli is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Council and a past recipient of the AAO Honors Award. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Board of Governors and the Chair of the ACS’ Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery. He has authored or coauthored 50 journal articles, book chapters, or meeting abstracts pertaining to topics in the field of oculofacial plastic surgery. He is a frequent lecturer at regional and national meetings on topics of oculofacial plastic surgery .


Make an Appointment
UNMC Physicians Eye Specialties
at 3902 Leavenworth Street  (near campus)
(402) 559-2020