Michael A. Grassi is a medical retina specialist whose expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is also one of the area's leading specialists in complex and rare retinal disease.
After attending medical school at Northwestern University, Dr. Grassi completed a general ophthalmology residency plus a 3 year medical retina fellowship both at the University of Iowa. He then returned home to the University of Chicago and has practiced in the Chicago area since 2006. He is now a research faculty member at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and the Director of the NIH-supported Retinal Genomics Laboratory at UIC. He is the recipient of multiple awards from professional organizations.
Dr. Grassi's top priority is his patients. This is reflected by his commitment to research which offers the best hope of improving the treatment of retinal disease and ultimately preventing and curing it.
Dr. Grassi lives in Naperville with his family.