Grant Gilliland, M.D.

  • DIRECTOR OF SKULL BASE SURGERY CENTER BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER – ORBITAL SURGERY
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS – LEAP GLOBAL MISSIONS – INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN MEDICAL MISSIONS GROUP
  • MEMBER OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY TEAM
  • PIONEERED A NOVEL APPROACH TO SURGICAL REHABILITATION OF THYROID EYE DISEASE PATIENTS UTILIZING SURGICAL NAVIGATION TO IMPROVE SAFETY PROFILE
  • PROFESSOR AND INSTRUCTOR FOR ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY RESIDENTS AT TEXAS A&M MEDICAL SCHOOL & COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
  • INSTRUCTOR FOR PLASTIC SURGERY RESIDENTS FROM THE UNIV. OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL SCHOOL DEPT. OF PLASTIC SURGERY

 

Dr. Gilliland was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Baylor University, he attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He graduated at the top of his class and became a member of Alpha Omega Alpha – Honor Medical Society. His training continued with an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Gilliland then completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center where he was voted as the best teaching faculty member. He is presently board certified in Ophthalmology.

Currently, Dr. Gilliland is an Associate Clinical Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at Texas A & M college of Dentistry, an Associate Clinical Professor at Texas A & M Medical school  and director of Orbital Surgery for the Skull Based Surgery Institute at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Gilliland has extensive experience in sports related trauma.  He has been the team physician for the NHL DALLAS STARS for almost 20 years and has consulted on patients from the MLB TEXAS RANGERS, NFL DALLAS COWBOYS, NBA DALLAS MAVERICKS, FIGHT NIGHT professional boxing tournament and is one of the specialist physicians for the PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS (PBR) and is frequently called on to reconstruct rodeo cowboys.  Because of the extensive experience he has gained in Sports Ophthalmology, Dr. Gilliland is recognized as a leader in Sports related Ophthalmic Injuries.  Dr. Gilliland is actively engaged in teaching resident doctors in Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial surgery and Plastic Surgery at Baylor Medical Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Gilliland has published numerous articles in leading medical journals and written chapters on several different topics in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in several leading medical textbooks and online reference journals. In addition, he has engaged in clinical and basic science research relating to orbital fractures and wound strength – publishing a landmark article on the subject. With various medical technology companies he has pioneered a new surgical treatment for Grave’s disease and has published his results in a peer reviewed journal. In addition, he holds a patent on a novel medical device to improve ocular safety during surgery. He has been invited to lecture on various topics in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery across the country and abroad.

Dr. Gilliland has been picked as one of D MAGAZINES top doctors for several years, one of TEXAS MONTHLY’S SUPER DOCTORS for numerous years, one of America’s TOP OPHTHALMOLOGISTS by the consumer research council of America and as one of THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA by Woodward/White Publications. Dr. Gilliland is a fellow of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

In addition, Dr. Gilliland is active and on the board of directors of the LEAP Foundation – a non-profit charity which provides free medical and surgical services to underprivileged children in third world countries. While working with LEAP, Dr. Gilliland travels frequently internationally to provide ophthalmic and reconstructive surgery to children.  Children with more complicated medical issues are brought to Dallas where Dr. Gilliland performs reconstructive surgery.  Recently, he received an achievement award for his charitable service with the LEAP Foundation.

“Very thorough examination and good explanation of my problem. I visited several other surgeons before deciding on Dr. Gilliland. He did a fantastic job on my eyelids and I still look like myself just younger. His staff did a great job of educating me on the process and I was well prepared for surgery. Very happy with the job Dr. Gilliland did.”

Kovep.

“Great. Convenient, thorough and flexible (I was late due to weather). He was experienced, detailed and took time to go through every necessary step in the appointment. I knew my eyes were OK when I left.”

Judy L.

“I can’t say enough positive things about this Doctor. He was so kind and really just a nice guy. You can tell he has a great passion for the work he does. His office is rather shabby, but please look past that: Dr. Grant Gilliland is a great asset to this community. Really A++”

Mahfuza H.

“He was very thorough in his exam and professional and explained in detail my eye conditions and answered all of my questions. The office was organized and there was not a long wait to be seen. I was very satisfied in his competence and would highly recommend his services.”

Susan O.

“Dr. Grant Gilliland was a knowledgable doctor, who took the time to explain all of my test results, and answer any questions. I felt reassured after my visit, and will definitely be back to his office. The staff was friendly and so was the dr.”

Christina E.

“The best doctor and staff! He removed 2 black mole from my eyelids and performed biopsy and the surgery was perfect, recovery great and I still have all my eyelashes!! Outstanding!”

Ana Figueres

“The doctor explained my problem very well and spent a lot of time with me. He did a fantastic job on my surgery.”

Anonymous

“Very knowledgeable physician. Did an excellent job with my surgery. Very kind and compassionate”

Anonymous

“Dr. Gilliland, as far as I’m concerned walks on water. My husband had an unfortunate lower lid injury while out of the country. We rushed home to get help and ended up in Dr. Gilliland’s office. He was gracious, confident and reassuring my husband’s eye would be ok with surgery. We were in the OR the next day. The results are phenomenal. Unfortunately, my husband had a life threatening event the day after surgery. Dr. Gilliland took time out of his day to stop by the hospital and see him.”

Cara Bray

“Great experience with Dr Gilliand. He was on a team of surgeons that removed my sinus cancer. Exceptional work and easy to speak too.”

Anonymous

“Dr Gilliland’s knowledge and experience is like no one else’s! He is a phenomenal surgeon and genuine person! He listens to his patients needs and concerns and is very thorough! Would recommend him above any other surgeon in his specialty!! Above and beyond satisfied!!”

Jana Wise

“Best surgeon ever .,, truly changed my life.”

Anna Garcia

“Dr Gilliland is a very well trained, highly competent and experienced, super specialist. He also has a great staff who all reflect his caring attitude and terrific “bedside manner.” We are fortunate to have this specialist asset in Dallas. Leonard Riggs Jr. M.D.”

Leonard Riggs

“Nothing but kind words for Dr. Gilliland. My experience with him has been through mission work in Central America, he and his team have always done wonderful work and gone above and beyond.”

Joe Weaver

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