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F. Lawson Grumbine, MD

Academic Title:

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Additional Title:

Division Chief, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


419 West Redwood Street, 420

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

2004                            BS., Biology, Washington and Lee University, Cum Laude

2009                            MD, Jefferson Medical College

2009 – 2010                 Internship, Internal Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

2010 – 2013                 Residency, Ophthalmology, Emory University

2013 – 2015                 Fellowship, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of

                                   California, San Francisco



A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Grumbine received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, where he was an All-American lacrosse player.  He then completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. From there, he moved on to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for internship, followed by Emory University for a residency in ophthalmology. He then completed a 2-year ASOPRS fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Grumbine provides the full range of medical and surgical services related to the subsepcialty of ophthalmic plastic surgery for both pediatric and adult patients. His areas of expertise include management of orbital tumors, eyelid and periocular reconstruction, repair of orbital fractures, surgery of the tear drainage system (endoscopic and open), correction of eyelid malposition (droopy lids, eyelids that turn inwards or outwards, etc...), thyroid eye disease, treatment of blind painful eyes, rehabilitation of the anophthalmic socket, as well as cosmetic eyelid and periocular surgery.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Blepharoplasty, Ptosis, Entropion/Ectropion, Orbital Fracture, Tear Duct Surgery, Anophthalmic Socket, Blind Painful Eye

Highlighted Publications

  1. Mithani S, Mydlarz W, Grumbine FL, Smith I, Califano J. Molecular genetics of premalignant oral lesions. Oral Diseases. 2007, March; 13(2):126-33. [Review]

  2. Zhou S, Kachhap S, Sun W, Wu G, Chuang A, Poeta L, Grumbine L, Mithani S, Chatterjee A, Kock W, Westra W, Maitra A, Glazer C, Carducci M, Sidransky D, McFate T, Verma A, Califano J.Frequency and phenotypic implications of mitochondrial mutations in human squamous cell cancers of the head and neck. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2007, May; 104(18):7540-5.

  3. Malhotra PS, Dasgupta A, Pequignot E, Fishman MA, Sharma P, Grumbine L, Tholey R, Dam V, Wilcox TO. Clinical, radiographic and audiometric predictors in conservative management of vestibular schwannoma. Otology and Neurotology. 2009, June; 30(4):507-16.

  4. Walia HS, Grumbine FL, Palejwala NV, Sawhney GK, Risner DS, Walia SS. A very rapid visual recovery of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2011; 1:36.

  5. Walia HS, Grumbine FL, Sawhney GK, Risner DS, Palejwala NV, Walia SS. An aggressive sphenoid wing meningioma causing foster kennedy syndrome. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med.2012; 2012:102365. doi:10.1155/2012/102365. Epub 2012 May 17.

  6. DeParis SW, Grumbine FL, Vagefi, MR. Numbness of my forehead. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2014;132(8):1013-4.

  7. Grumbine FL, DeParis SW, Kersten RC, Vagefi MR. Delayed periocular hemorrhage after upper blepharoplasty.Orbit. 2015;34(2):103-5.

  8. Grumbine FL, Aderman C, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. Orbital magnetic resonance imaging pre and post vemurafenib therapy for Erdheim-Chester disease. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec;31(6):e169.

  9. DeParis SW, Grumbine FL, Vagefi MR, Kersten RC. Persistent upgaze restriction after orbital floor fracture repair. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2016 Sep;9(3):268-70.

  10. Deparis SW, Goldberg AN, Indaram M, Grumbine FL, Kersten RC, Vagefi MR. Paranasal sinus mucocele as a late complication of dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May/Jun;33(3S Suppl 1):S23-S24.

  11. Grumbine FL, DeParis SW, Vagefi MR, Bloomer M, Kersten RC. Lacrimal sac smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May/Jun;33(3S Suppl1):S29-S31.

  12. Gill E, Shulman M, Schechet S, Grumbine L. Open globe injury with an interesting intra-ocular foreign body.GMS Ophthalmol Cases. 2017 Jul 7;7:Doc17.