Dr. Griess is a native Nebraskan. He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at UNMC. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Following a career in academic medicine, he is excited to be back practicing in Nebraska. He has been an invited lecturer regionally and nationally and continues to be active with teaching residents and medical students in the region.