Published on September 18, 2020

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Michael Griess

Michael Griess, ophthalmology

Dr. Michael Griess, who specializes in ophthalmology, is welcoming new patients at the Essentia Health South University Clinic in Fargo.

“I was drawn to the tight-knit, family-like atmosphere of Essentia Health. My family fell in love with the community and the opportunities available to our family,” shares Dr. Griess.

Dr. Griess earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., where he also completed a residency in ophthalmology. Dr. Griess has been in practice since 2005 and has previously served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

“I chose ophthalmology after seeing first-hand the immediate effect cataract surgery could have on a patient’s life. It is the perfect blend of fixing things with my hands, working with cool gadgets and being able to truly impact patients,” explains Dr. Griess. “My main interest is in cataract surgery, but I also enjoy doing a little bit of everything in ophthalmology.”

To schedule an appointment, call the South University Clinic at 701-364-8900. You can see Dr. Griess’ full profile at by clicking on “Doctors and Providers.”

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