• Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology, CWRU School of Medicine


A. Paula Grigorian, MD


Adriana Grigorian, MD, is a pediatric ophthalmologist in the Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Grigorian also sees patients at UH Landerhaven and UH Westlake health centers.

She is board certified in ophthalmology. Her special interests include crossed eyes, droopy eyelid (ptosis), pediatric cataract, pediatric glaucoma and sports injuries to the eye.

Dr. Grigorian earned her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. She served a residency in ophthalmology at Carol Davila Central Military Hospital, Bucharest, followed by visiting residencies at Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, Md., in pediatric ophthalmology and Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., in glaucoma. She completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, and a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.

Dr. Grigorian joined the Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital staff in 2012. Prior to that she was a pediatric ophthalmologist at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo., and Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Kansas City and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

A committed researcher as well as clinician, Dr. Gregorian’s research interests include strabismus, ataxia and pediatric cataracts. She currently is the site investigator for clinical trials tracking outcomes of pediatric cataract surgery and strabismus surgery. She has participated in 15 clinical trials to date and published papers and presented to national ophthalmology society meetings about her research.

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Dr. Grigorian speaks fluent English, French and Spanish and basic Italian as well as her native Romanian.

Research Interests

Pediatric cataracts

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology

Education & Training

Medical / Professional School(s)

1999, Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila


2007, Internal Medicine - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center


2010, Ophthalmology - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Medical Center)


2006, Pediatric Ophthalmology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Adult Strabismus, Children's Eyes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Crossed Eyes, Droopy Eyelid, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Retinopathy, Sports Injuries

Office Locations

UH Case Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Eye Institute
6001 Landerhaven Dr
Landerhaven Office Plaza, Ste B
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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UH Westlake Health Center
950 Clague Rd
UH Eye Institute, Bldg B, Ste 102
Westlake, OH 44145
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Industry Relationships

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For calendar year 2013, Adriana Grigorian, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.