Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

272 Patient Ratings
260 Patient Comments

Patrick E. Greis, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

272 Patient Ratings
260 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Dr. Patrick Greis, Board Certified Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, joined the Department of Orthopaedics in March of 1997 and specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. His interests include all aspects of knee and shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, rotator cuff issues, arthritis of the sholder, and the treatment of sports-related injuries. Dr. Greis’ research interests include evaluation of rotator cuff function, rotator cuff reconstruction, and the evaluation of clinical results of ACL reconstruction. Trained at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Greis completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Greis practices at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center and is availible in clinic on Tuesday and Friday.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Sports Medicine)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 13, 2017

Dr Griese and his staff are the best I've ever been treated by.

January 12, 2017

very good

January 07, 2017

All my experiences here at the U of U Orthopedic Center have been extremely impressive. Thanks to all members of the U of U Orthopedic Center staff team. You are truly a very unique team. If you had to play a football scrimmage against BYU, well; I don't gamble, but if I did, I would definitely bet my money on you. Thank you for the extra time you spend on myself and my family.

January 06, 2017


January 04, 2017

Dr. Greis is a great doctor!

January 03, 2017

very good

December 28, 2016

I would recommend dr Greis to anyone who needs orthopedic care.

December 10, 2016

dr greis and his staff have always treated me with respect

December 09, 2016

excellent, excellent, excellent

November 26, 2016

Dr. Greis was great and awesome!!! He is so very, very nice!!! He spent a lot of time with me discussing my problem and all of my options. He also put me at ease and I wasn't nervous with him at all. I opted for the cortisone shot in my shoulder and glad I did! Dr. Greis gave the cortisone shot himself and he was so gentle, it didn't hurt at all. He is great! He will be my shoulder and knee doctor. What a nice and great doctor he is!!!

November 22, 2016

I tell everyone I know about Dr Greis

November 19, 2016

I could not be more happy with the care I received from Dr. Gries and his Treatment Team. I had a good outcome from my rotator cuff surgery. I know it is because of the expertise provided by the Treatment Team and the good physical therapy at the U of U Orthopedic Center.

October 26, 2016

Dr. Greis is exceptionally knowledgeable about any information he has given us. He is also very passionate about his job. He is kind and cares about his patients. Anyone is lucky to have him help them.

October 18, 2016

very good

October 12, 2016

Dr Greis is the best.

October 11, 2016

It feels like the insurance company has a collar on the physician and is calling the shots. I am not confident that the course of care is in the best interest on my health and ability to return to an active life.

October 10, 2016

3 months post op,, perfect

October 03, 2016

care provider patiently explained procedure to me

September 28, 2016


September 18, 2016

Dr. Gries and Julie are the best.

September 13, 2016


September 10, 2016

Excellent Doctor.

September 10, 2016

Dr greis spent a lot of time explaining my problem to me and then what my options were. thank you

August 27, 2016

I will know more about recommendations after surgery, but I have been very impressed by my experience to date.

August 09, 2016

I feel confident and fortunate to have Dr. Gries provide my care before, after and during my shoulder surgery.

August 01, 2016

Maybe the best group in Utah,, I felt very safe and secure with them

July 21, 2016

Already have recommend Dr. Griece to other people

July 10, 2016

Dr. Gries and Julie were willing and took the time to listen to my concerns.

July 10, 2016

Dr Greis and his staff were excellent.

July 08, 2016

Dr. Greis was amazing.

July 08, 2016

very comfortable with the Doctor...

June 28, 2016

In my opinion the U of U Orthopedic Center is second to none. I would highly recommend their services.

June 27, 2016

My husband is a physician and both of us think it is ridiculous that I have to return a second time to discuss my left shoulder and a third time to discuss my right shoulder...its a scam trying to get more money...It is a waste of my time. Often my husband sees a patient for more than one problem. He doesn't make them come back for multiple visits to discuss separate issues!!!

June 21, 2016

Dr Grief seems like5an very knowledgeable surgeon!!! makes one feel comfortable

June 01, 2016

already have recommended him

May 31, 2016

The University Health Care System provide my health care, for more than 16 years now. Dr. Greis and every member of his treatment team uphold the mission statement that make the University Orthopedic Center one of the best in the country.

May 31, 2016

By going to see a surgeon for an issue, there's always a bit of worry that, 'Of course they'll recommend surgery.' However, Dr. Greis did a wonderful job of talking through all of my non-surgical options as well, so that I could make an informed decision of whether I thought surgery is the best course of action for me. I've left appointments with other surgeons where I just felt like walking dollar signs - NOT the case here.

May 14, 2016

Provide good care

May 11, 2016


May 09, 2016

De Greis answered my questions thoroughly. I never felt rushed.

May 07, 2016

I continue to refer people to your clinic

April 27, 2016

Dr Greis is excellent.

April 19, 2016

he is terrific

April 13, 2016


April 06, 2016

Dr. Greis was very personable, informative and caring.

April 05, 2016

I was taken care of like I was their only patient .

March 30, 2016

Dr. Greis was patient with my list of questions, and did not seem rushed, which I really appreciated.

March 25, 2016

I'm the type to research all of my options and decide what is best for myself, typically being critical of a doctor that is consulting me and having to substantiate their advice or treatments with my own research post-visit. I talked to a few other orthopaedic surgeons about graft choices for my knee and did my own due diligence reading studies and other surgeon opinions online. I even scheduled another visit with Greis to ask about some other opinions and research that I had done prior to surgery. Overall, I was quite impressed with Greis. I found him to be far more knowledgeable than I had expected and I also liked that this procedure and all of the different methods/options for ACL reconstruction seemed quite routine to him. In the weeks prior to surgery, I happened to talk to a few people that knew of Greis and had family or friends with procedures done by him and had only good things to say about him. Further, my PT had informed me that she and her husband chose Greis for their daughters ACL reconstruction. I'm happy with the option Greis helped me choose and recovery is going quite well.

March 23, 2016

Dr. Seemed more concerned about being asked to write a letter for attorney than my own concerns and treatment. I never even asked him to write a note for the attorney. I was not going to ask for such a document either. I left feeling my injury was a small issue.

March 21, 2016

Very personable and approachable. Took time to actually sit down and explain the treatment options.

March 19, 2016

I recommend Dr Gries to everyone

March 19, 2016

DR. Greis did a much better job describing my injury than most other orthos I have gone to in the past. I am fairly well versed in anatomy, yet his explanation would have been clear to anyone. Also I really appreciated him going through my MRI images with me to show everything.

March 18, 2016

Dr Greis got straight to the point. He explained his recommendations, alternatives, risk and benefits in a personable manner. He seemed to relate to my desire to ski, hike, and most importantly, play with my kids without long term defecits.

March 02, 2016

Again, I was impressed with Dr Greis how he explained how my ACL got torn completely vi a slow action injury from skiing. He assessed my knee, gave his recommendation of no surgery option, given he is a surgeon, and to give it 4 weeks to heal/scarring may give it more stability. Since I can give up skiing, that I could live ACL deficit into my senior years. He explained everything very well, pleasant and welcomed me coming back to see him in 4 weeks to see how I am healing up. I will recommend him to others. I really liked his medical evidence approach and wonderful personality with a smile and pleasant disposition.

January 31, 2016

It was a very good office visit . I was scared about outcome and it was very well explained to me

January 18, 2016

I was never told what my actual injury was. he was vague on describing the surgery and recovery process. Left with additional questions. Didn't seem too engaged.

January 08, 2016

should have been more aware of the not being able to pee problem and be able to respond accordingly.

January 08, 2016

Dr. Greis and his Fellow spent precious time with me to explain my shoulder condition. They explained in detail how they might help ease my shoulder pain. I feel confident and have a great deal of trust that Dr. Greis is one of the best and comes highly recommended.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Greis is wonderful. Wish he could be my primary card physician.

December 02, 2015

Dr. Greis always answer my questions and provides great information. I am very pleased with the results of the surgery and all of the follow up visits. I have recommended Dr. Greis to several friends.

November 29, 2015

Excellent experience with Dr. Greis and his team. I will recommend him to my friends and colleagues.

November 06, 2015

I know that Dr. Greis is an excellent surgeon but I felt like he didn't really understand why my shoulder is still hurting and so it felt like it was being minimized. The X-rays looked good and he said I have good ROM and strength. I sometimes feel like the surgeons don't understand what could possibly be going on if everything looks good on the X-ray. I brought up PT and he said they may help, so he gave me an RX and I've gone back to PT. My Physical Therapist has helped me understand everything related to the shoulder surgery that could be causing the pain which has been extremely helpful. The reason I am dismayed about all of this is because my other shoulder is wearing out as well and I DO NOT want to have surgery if I have the same results with that shoulder.

November 01, 2015

I felt the fellow who saw me was professional and very respectful and took the time to ask appropriate questions. However, I felt the Dr was a bit unprofessional, somewhat derogatory, and spent more time discussing my career choice and disagreement with others decisions than he did evaluating and discussing my injury.

October 28, 2015

I am satisfied with my experience

October 25, 2015

This visit was my favorite one of all because I finally felt the overall benefit and success of ACL surgery. I overcame significant stress navigating the initial post-op. clinic visits, including my second surgery, and almost a third. I found once I hit my healing phase that being followed out longer gave me a chance to process my recovery more genuinely. Clinic is very fast paced.

October 18, 2015

they are great at getting you to come back but could care less how you feel or what your oppinion about care or pain management my arm hurts and there worried about explaining why they give out pain meds to people that are in pain

October 14, 2015

Provider could assess my knowledge and PT charting and comment on my progression. Give some reassurance.

October 04, 2015

I have recommended the clinic and Dr. Greis to several people

September 30, 2015

I enjoyed meeting Dr. Greis and his assistant Julie

September 28, 2015

It seemed to me that my doctor wasnt too concerned about getting me back to my regular activities after ACL/meniscus surgery. I am 4 months post op and had concerns about over doing and reinjuring my knee. He pretty much just blew me off. I felt like because I am not a "professional athlete", he could have cared less. I am still a mom, work full time and am a weekend warrior and don't want to be down for another six months. I told him I have been doing my PT and have done the other things according to his protocol and I was having instability issues which is how I tore it in the first place and to that his reply was, " just don't do those things then." I am sorry but that was pretty unexceptable!

September 21, 2015

all great !

September 19, 2015

Both med student/intern (?) and MD were professional and courteous.

September 07, 2015

he spent maybe 3 minutes with me and I didn't feel he looked over any of my results very well and I felt like he didn't take my issue seriously. I'm still having instability and a lot of pain in my knee. I'm probably going to have to see if I can find a different doctor that will actually take the time to see me and truly examine me!!

September 03, 2015

Dr Greis has been my orthopedic provider for 14 years and I would never consider anyone else. I live on the east coast but always go to the U for any orthopedic problems--Dr Greis is that good!

September 01, 2015

I am very grateful for the care and continuity of care that I received. the people whe provided the care were all great !

August 29, 2015

Dr. Greis gives very thorough, evidence based, advice. His check ups post surgery have been very relevant to my progress in Physical Therapy and goals to return to sports.

August 19, 2015

Dr. Greis was very thorough with answers to my questions and detailed explanations. I have recommended to U Orthopedic Center to several people.

August 16, 2015

very kind man. His Fellow, despite not having a sense of humor, was kind, informative and respectful. I kid about the sense of humor.

August 10, 2015

I was pleased with the interaction I had with Dr. Greis.

August 07, 2015

I have recommended Dr. Greiss many times!

August 01, 2015

Dr. Greis is a great doctor. Super bedside manner, and he really listens to the patient. He knows what he is doing.

July 31, 2015

Dr. Greis and Dr. Whylie are my hero

July 14, 2015

Dr. Greis is the best!

July 02, 2015

I have always had very positive experiences with Dr. Greiss and his staff. it's the only place I will go for my knee problems

June 25, 2015

Dr. Greis was excellent. I had a full tear in my rotator cuff after a fall in January and he repaired it-- and some other shoulder issues--in February. Now in June, 4 months after my surgery, I am able to do everything I could prior to my accident. The surgery was successful, and the subsequent physical therapy with Holly Chiodo was great. I highly recommend this team.

May 29, 2015

Dr. Greis, his Resident, and his MA were all very nice and helpful. they were efficient and really seemed to listen and care about getting me back to what I love to do!

May 27, 2015

I think I have carpal tunnel along with the issue I was having with my shoulder.

May 26, 2015

I really like Dr Greis. He informs me of my options now and in the future. Let's me help with the decision regarding my care.

May 23, 2015

always a good experience with Dr. Greis. He has both my confidence and trust.

May 20, 2015

spent adequate time and updated me on functional gains in my knee protocol even with a wait time running on for clinic. I appreciated not feeling rushed.

May 19, 2015

Dr. listened and heard and is addressing my needs.

May 03, 2015

Dr. Greis has given me my life back fixing my knee. I know this is what he does, repairing people's joints/injuries, but that does not reduce the significance of what Dr. Geis does for many people. I am eternally grateful for his expertise and do not take it for granted. I am so appreciative of him getting me as quickly as he did and his explantation of the work he would do on my knee. Thank You, Thank You.

April 25, 2015

very consistent in following up on incision, return to physical therapy, and medications I took for the past 6 weeks.

April 20, 2015

All care givers were kind, knowledgeable, and available for both my husband and I to ask as many questions as we needed to make our surgical decisions. I have had a few surgeries in the past 15 years, and my experience at the Ortho Center was definitely the best. I would highly recommend this center and all the care givers to my friends and family.

April 20, 2015

If there was above and beyond I would have checked it

April 11, 2015

Dr. Greis is tops in my book as are his assistants.

April 07, 2015

Although every aspect of my care has been excellent, I was disappointed to learn from Dr. Greise that I would not likely be able to pitch right handed in the major leagues following the rehab of my right shoulder.......there are other careers.

April 06, 2015

MD/resident team continues to be excellent. The same resident has followed my case for a few weeks.

April 06, 2015

Appt felt like everyone was in a hurry.

April 05, 2015

Unsure about recommendations as I felt what I was to expect from the surgery and the length of recovery was not forthright.

April 05, 2015

Dr Greis and his staff are all exceptional care providers. He did an excellent job on my surgery.

March 28, 2015

Dr. Greis was so great to explain the procedure ( replace right shoulder ) My wife had more concerns than I did.

March 24, 2015

Dr Greis is a wonderful doctor. He evaluates things carefully and listens to my concerns.

March 21, 2015

very detailed explanations of my options including possible further surgery

March 15, 2015

my incision required up close monitoring and I'm confident this was accomplished.

March 07, 2015


March 07, 2015

Dr. Greist is outstanding!

March 06, 2015


March 06, 2015

follow up care after surgery very thorough. I was able to view arthroscopic pictures of my surgery.

March 02, 2015

There was a Physician assistant who was very helpful and stuck around after dr. left to give more information and clarification. The Dr. really didn't seem too interested in explaining the details (about the broken bone) and actually took a phone call on his cell phone while discussing xrays. I felt the dr. was actually being somewhat judgmental about how I broke my collar bone (motocross) rather than explaining what I could expect (timeline) about being active again.

February 28, 2015

Had the feeling I was wasting Dr Greis time. Spent maybe 3 minutes with me. Told me to use knee as much as possible. 3 days later back in ER in terrible pain with instructions to stay off knee. This maybe the first time in my 52 years I have had this experience. Waste of his time, my time and money.

February 21, 2015

I saw both Dr. Willick and Dr. Greis on the same day. They both scored the same. :-)

February 19, 2015

the surgery consult was extremely helpful in aiding my decision toward surgery procedures in the near future.

February 09, 2015

We already have recommended Dr. G. to others

February 09, 2015

Dr. Greis is definitely the best orthopedic doctor I have ever had.

January 30, 2015

Dr Greis is very committed to providing the best care possible. It was very encouraging and comforting that he explored every option with me.

January 26, 2015

Loved Dr. Greis!

January 23, 2015

It was a great experience all around. It was nice that the doctors were able to see the problem from previous images and didn't have to request more, which would have delayed the whole process.

January 04, 2015

Overall I was happy and impressed with Dr. Greis; however, right before I went into my surgery he asked me what procedure I wanted (latarjet, labral repair, etc.). This was very concerning because I thought we discussed and decided on the latarjet procedure during my last visit, but when Dr Greis asked which procedure I wanted minutes before the procedure I quickly started losing confidence.

December 22, 2014

Directions of follow up exercises and physical limits were very quick and incomplete

December 17, 2014

Thank you!

November 30, 2014


November 30, 2014

Doctor and PA seemed like I was holding them up.

November 07, 2014

Fantastic experience. Great doctor, great team.

November 03, 2014

very good

October 24, 2014

Provider performed little or no physical examination of the affected area. That can be disturbing when you have a painful problem.

October 24, 2014

Dr. Greis and his support team are outstanding!

October 13, 2014


September 30, 2014

Great visit! Treatment plan worked for a few days but was given alternative plan in case it did not which I liked.

September 24, 2014

Dr. Greis always answers any questions I have and he always seems concerned about my well-being.

September 11, 2014

This was my first time with Dr. Greis, I felt really confident with him, and will definitely recommend him.

September 08, 2014

Dr. Greis is wonderful! I couldn't be happier that I had him as my surgeon he has an excellent manner and has a calm confidence about him. He explained everything well and responded to very question and request

September 05, 2014

I was really pleased with the amount of time spent by Dr. Greis with me. You wouldn't know he has to give this same explanation to hundreds of patients, he was very detailed and acted like he had all the time I needed to ask questions and discuss my situation. His staff was really helpful, very friendly.

August 22, 2014

The only bad thing i noticed during my visit was the expressions on the faces of both doctors i saw honestly made me feel as if my issue wasnt a big enough deal to be seeing them about. Even after viewing the MRI and seeing a tear, I still recieved that impression.

August 18, 2014

Dr. Greis is a true pro. Clear, direct, patient-centered, knowledgable, friendly and efficient.

August 03, 2014

Both the postdoc fellow and Dr. Greis were super in every regard.

July 25, 2014


July 21, 2014

all great !

July 18, 2014

again, more information about some alternatives to dealing with my pain other than "taking the hardware out" would have been appreciated. also perhaps some other theories about why I am having increased pain.

July 09, 2014

continues to be excellent provider experience

June 23, 2014

Totally pleased with staff and Dr. Greiss

June 11, 2014

Dr. Greis recommended trying PT to heal my injury before operating. I felt like this gave me a lot of faith in his opinion. It showed me that it is about what is in my best interest not just "quick fixes". He listened to my concerns and treated me as an individual patient. I am very active and this meant the world to me and my knee.

June 06, 2014

I have been consistently impressed with the staff at the clinic. I'm always treated with care & concern and respect. I've recommended the clinic to others (which is how I found out about it - from a friend).

May 23, 2014

Everyone that i met was very nice and very gentle with my knees. Great staff!

May 07, 2014

Dr. Greis is the best. Thank you for making my knee feel so much better.

May 06, 2014

I have full confidence and respect for Dr. Greis. He showed genuine concern for questions I had, took extra time to show me all of the details for the work he performed on my knee and offered a couple different approaches for how to handle my knee going forward. I greatly appreciate his approach to patient interaction. He has always offered me the opportunity to provide input and help me make decisions regarding my treatment.

April 28, 2014


April 14, 2014

I did not feel like my time with Dr. Greis was rushed. we spent the time needed to figure out my next step.

April 11, 2014

I was meeting the entire staff for the first time, and was so pleased with the care and concern they showed to me . I was so relieved to FINALLY find medical personal that was listening and seemed to understand my condition. This problem has been a serious issue for many months, and has caused me and my family serious stress. At last I was being given the answers I had been searching for.

March 23, 2014

Dr Greis has done more for my quality of life than anyone. That may sound overboard, but my life would be very unenjoyable without his help. I am very grateful for the effort he has taken to become a wonderfully skilled surgeon and how he has put me back together several times.

March 05, 2014

While I recognize medicine is not an exact science, the attending did not provide me with information that fully allowed me to make a decision about the best treatment for my injury. This is especially disappointing since the previous attending I saw did the same thing. I no longer have faith in this clinic's ability to treat this particular problem effectively.

March 01, 2014

already have referred a number of friends

February 20, 2014

He is a good Dr.

February 17, 2014

Dr Greiss took out a plastic model of the shoulder and showed me exactly how my rotator cuff injury tore away all the ligaments. It helped me to understand how my recovery is taking longer than some other people.

February 15, 2014

Good experience

February 05, 2014

I am an RN, so I know how office visits usually go, and really don't know what to say except, "Wow, and Thanks!" to Dr Gries and his staff. My wait? Less than a minute. The MA took me back to a room, asked questions, and then escorted me immediately to Xray. From there, I returned to my exam room and waited only a few minutes before the doctor came in. I was in and out in less than 25 minutes...all on a first visit, with Xray done and read; PT script, and questions answered! :)

January 24, 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Gries to a colleague for his knee and he actually met with Dr. Gries.

January 17, 2014

Excellent experience.

January 17, 2014

Dr. Greis is excellent doctor

January 13, 2014

I was recommended to this office by a friend and I've already recommended it to at least 4 people.

January 10, 2014

Dr. Greis is a rock star.

January 08, 2014

the care provider give me all the time I needed

December 31, 2013

We have recommended Dr. Greis to others. He is an excellent doctor.

December 26, 2013

Dr. Greis was very sympathetic and understanding of my injury. He is undoubtedly extremely knowledgeable and did an exceptional surgery on a serious tear in my shoulder. His injection fixed the inflammation and now I can use my right hand and arm.

December 15, 2013


November 22, 2013

I couldn't begin to think that there is any doctor in this field better than Dr. Greis.I have total confidence in him.

November 20, 2013

Dr. Greis was very clear about my condition and what options were available. In the end, we agreed that surgery was probably the best option for me at this time. I very much felt like he took the time to explain things and especially include me in the decision process.

November 08, 2013

Outstanding physician!

November 06, 2013


November 03, 2013

The team of Doctors were very helpful and they had a plan for fixing her shoulder unlike another hospital here in the city. My wife has a history of C-Diff and the doctors told us how they were going to prevent it from comming back during surgery.

November 01, 2013

I am glad to have a surgeon as skilled as Dr Greiss.He's good at explaining things.He's always very positive.

October 28, 2013

I was very impressed. Thanks

October 28, 2013


October 16, 2013

Dr. Greis was friendly, treated me with respect, and explained everything about my problem and it's treatment.

October 15, 2013

Dr. Grise was very good at explaining the problem and what was done to resolve it. I felt like he had my best interest in mind and was very straight forward and told me the whole story. I liked that he was very professional and answered all of my questions. He took the time needed to make me feel very confident and comfortable in his recommendations and his abilities as a surgeon. I will be back again if I have the misfortune of hurting my knee. and I will recommend him to those I know.

October 03, 2013


September 23, 2013

Very good overall communication

August 19, 2013


July 23, 2013


July 03, 2013

Dr Griess was wonderful. I had 3 previous surgeries on my knee and after he discussed with me what options I had, I felt really good about the surgery....I'm just disappointed that he didn't do my 1st surgery, because I believe he could had done it right

July 01, 2013

Dr. Greis has been great. I still didn't completely understand what he had done with regard to the surgery until I started my first Physical Therapy appointment. The physical therapist used a model and showed me what had been done. I was grateful to finally understand exactly what had happened during my surgery. Dr. Greis was very good about helping me understand how important physical therapy was to my recovery. The after care instructions weren't very clear.

June 24, 2013


June 18, 2013

Dr. Greis and his resident, great!

June 10, 2013

I liked that he did not make fun of us when I said we might try acupuncture to try to help remedy the problem. He seemed very open to that idea since the problem involved mainly pain management.

May 28, 2013


May 20, 2013

The amount of time spent with me was minimal. However, I don't think it needed to be any more. Dr. Greis give me all the relavant information, made me feel at ease, and that I was in good hands, and that thre was nothing to worry about. minimal efficiency and getting the job done well is what mattered the most to me. ANd Dr. Greis was perfect.

May 14, 2013

I was very happy that he had the courage to disagree with my physical therapist.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Gries was excellent.

May 08, 2013

I was very impressed with both Doctors and their explanations and answering questions and concerns.

May 06, 2013

Dr. Greis was recommended to me by someone I work with. I would recommend him highly.

May 06, 2013

Dr. Greis was knowledgeable in knowing what was wrong with my shoulder. I've been to two Wyoming Drs, and they couldn't figure out what was wrong. If only they would of taken an MRI; Like Dr Greis ordered.

April 29, 2013

Would definately recomend to others.

April 22, 2013


April 16, 2013

no bad experience. Dr. very knowledgeable.

April 06, 2013

After the surgery, Dr. Gries didn't come out and talk to my parents, rather he just called them on the phone. They were in the waiting area. It was odd he didn't just come out and talk to them.

April 02, 2013

I believe there could be more information shared with a patient concerning the affect and frequency some of the drugs given that are foreign or not used frequently by the patient.

March 18, 2013

My experience from start to finish has been nothing but excellent

March 05, 2013

I could not have asked for much better attention and care.

March 04, 2013

would not consider going anywhere else for ortho

February 20, 2013

Not super personable, but he was a great doctor and we would recommend him.

February 19, 2013

I trust my life with Dr. Greis...

February 19, 2013

I spent more time with the resident than I did with the doctor. Dr. Greis was nice but did not give me a sense of confidence that he could fix my problem of that he was really even interested in fixing my problem. I felt more like an annoyance.

February 11, 2013

Very likely to recommend to others

February 04, 2013

Dr. Greis identified directly with my concerns and questions. He clearly articulated all my options and included me in developing a course of action. I've not felt this comfortable and confident with a physician in some time. I will most definitely recommend him in the future.

February 04, 2013

Dr. Greis has been all I hoped for; knowledgeable, empathetic, frank, communicative, and on board with trying to help me reach what some might think are ambitious recovery goals. I think his experience as a sports medicine specialist has given him insight into trying to help the patient get to where he wants to be rather than the focus on all the obstacles that could make the goals unreachable. As a patient I realize I might fall short but I appreciate the fact that if there is a way, Dr. Greis is going to help me find it.

December 20, 2012

Just great overall. I have a high confidence level in Dr. Greis

December 17, 2012

This was a return visit for unrelated problem. I have recommended this care provider on several occasions.

December 17, 2012

it was good

December 05, 2012

Fellow and MD were both very friendly

December 04, 2012

Dr didn't take note of my previous treatment history and re-recommended something I've already done (which didn't work the first time). I was a bit frustrated and disappointed.

December 03, 2012

It all did go pretty quick. The only thing that could have gone better, in retrospect, was talking through the length of time the surgery was going to take (2 weeks out) and things I would/should do to care for the knee and collateral pain. There really were no instructions. Then again, maybe there are none... but it would have been nice to have had a coversation about this.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Greis and his team of professionals are top notch. They provide world class healthcare services and an environment centered on the patient. Thank you!

November 20, 2012

Great willing to help with my unusual circumstance.

November 15, 2012

I feel confident in Dr. Greiss

November 14, 2012


November 02, 2012

De. Greis is an amazing surgeon with wonderful followup care. Would recommend him to all

October 29, 2012

Very Good

October 12, 2012

extremely pleased with experience

October 09, 2012

Exemplary conduct

October 08, 2012

Dr. Greis is EXCELLENT! I have every confidence in him and followed his instructions carefully. I am doing better than ever expected and and am very happy with the results.

October 03, 2012

Good experience

October 03, 2012

the doctor was recommended to me by a friend, I found the physician's manner with me and his knowledge to be very first rate

October 02, 2012

He listened and talked to myself and my wife, explaining my problem very thouroughly.

October 01, 2012

I was concerned that I might need to have surgery to be back the mobility in my knee, we discussed other possibilities and I ended up having a shot to see if it would help with the minor pain I was having.

September 11, 2012

Discouraged about pain I'm still having in my shoulder one year after surgery. Hoping it goes away eventually. Thought it would be better than this after one year. Expressed concern to Dr. Greise.

September 10, 2012

Dr Greis and his staff are awesome. Courteous, friendly and professional always.

September 10, 2012

Dr. Greis is a great doctor. He explains things very well. This last visit he gave me the option of getting an x-ray done or not and explained the benefit vs. personal cost to me. I appreciated that he didn't just order an x-ray knowing that it may not help me learn anything new about my knee pain.

August 21, 2012

This is my second experience with Dr. Greis. I would have asked for someone else if I hadn't been satisfied the first time. I appreciate someone who is not condescending and who discusses matters as if we were just discussing matters of interest to both of us.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Greis just keeps getting better and better - more friendly, more outgoing; or maybe it is that I am getting to know him better as well. His surgical skill set is amazing, and I proudly tell everyone who it is that did my rotator-cuff repair. Thank you.

August 14, 2012

Dr. Greis is the best. Wonderful person and fantastic physician. Have recommended him to others.

August 14, 2012

Doctor Greis is the man! He truly cares about his patients and is very thorough with his explanations.

August 13, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Greis to friends with shoulder pain. My experience has been excellent, especially when compared to those who have had the same rotator cuff surgery.

August 07, 2012

Dr. Greis is very good at explaining things and showing care for my healing

August 06, 2012

I have nothing but good comments to offer about Dr. Greis and his staff. They have always acted in such a professional manner.

July 31, 2012

Very skillful crew!

July 17, 2012

Dr, Greis is an excellent communicator. He anticipates my concerns, patiently answers my questions, and views me as a unique individual.

July 09, 2012

He is the best shoulder doctor inte west. I have checked. I used to work in surgery as a scrub nurse. No one is doing anything surgical/invasive unless they are "the best".

July 03, 2012


June 26, 2012

Dr. Gries was very courtious and explained my situation with my arthritic knees. He explained the treatments available what I should consider for treatment in the future.

June 25, 2012

Bottom line, my experience with Dr. Greis was not the best.... I felt as if he did not listen to my concerns and above all did not help me to address them so I can move toward as full a recovery as possible. On a bright note, I was very satisfied with the service I received in physical therapy and hand therapy.

June 12, 2012

very professionnal

June 04, 2012

My experience with Dr. Greis and his assistants prior to surgery and to my last visit have been excellent!

May 09, 2012

This was a very good experience and all my questions/concerns were answered. I feel good about the decision made.

April 21, 2012

Dr Greis is an excellent physician, professional and personable. I would recommend him to a family member, friend, or colleague, in fact I already have done so.

April 18, 2012

Doctor didn't seem to believe what I was telling him as I described my pain and restrictions.

April 11, 2012

Dr. Greis is incredibly sought after so I know his time is tight, but I always feel as though he's ready to move on. He is also incredibly intelligent but speaks to his assistants (rather than this patient) in words that I, many times, have to go back and look up afterwards. My last visit I felt as though I had to pull him into the next step; although once I stated my wish, he was very agreeable to move forward.

April 11, 2012

Was unimpressed with how I was treated I would never recommend that place to anyone!!!!!!!

April 11, 2012

Excellent experience!

March 31, 2012

There is no one better than Dr. Greis... I owe him my life.

March 24, 2012

really nice to be reassured and get the final word on the status of michaels shoulder

February 25, 2012

Very knowledgeable, thoughtful, helpful. This was a second opinion and it was well worth it.

February 18, 2012

Greis is the best

February 15, 2012


February 08, 2012

I was treated very well, received excellent instructions and received very good answers to my questions.

February 04, 2012

Dr. Greis is the best..... Enough said :)

January 25, 2012

Dr. Greis spent less than a minute examining me and then did what every doctor I've ever had has done - he told me it wasn't there. His assistant is way better at this than he is.

January 14, 2012

excellent care

January 14, 2012

I am currently looking for another care provider

January 04, 2012

how can I rank higher than 5?!!

January 04, 2012

Dr. Greise has a great empathetic, but confident bedside approach to his patient's. He seemed to be highly experienced in his diagnosis, and was genuine and personal when presenting the findings and treatment options.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Sports Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5455 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Patrick Greis, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, joined the Department of Orthopaedics in March of 1997 and specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. His interests include all aspects of knee and shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, rotator cuff issues, arthritis of the sholder, and the treatment of sports-related injuries. Dr. Greis’ research interests include evaluation of rotator cuff function, rotator cuff reconstruction, and the evaluation of clinical results of ACL reconstruction. Trained at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Greis completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He has been an author on over 50 articles, presented at national and international meetings and remains active in research with residents and fellows.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Sports Medicine
Residency University Health Center of Pittsburgh
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship University Health Center of Pittsburgh
Orthopedic Surgery
Professional Medical University of Michigan
Undergraduate University of Michigan
Chemistry/Cellular and Molecular Biology


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Swenson JD, Davis JJ, Stream JO, Crim JR, Burks RT, Greis PE (2015). Local anesthetic injection deep to the fascia iliaca at the level of the inguinal ligament: the pattern of distribution and effects on the obturator nerve. J Clin Anesth, 27(8), 652-7.
  2. Potter MQ, Wylie JD, Granger EK, Greis PE, Burks RT, Tashjian RZ (2015). One-year Patient-reported Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Do Not Correlate With Mild to Moderate Psychological Distress. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 473(11), 3501-10.
  3. Daruwalla JH, Greis PE, Hancock R, Xerogeanes JW (2014). Rates and Determinants of Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in NCAA Division 1 College Football Athletes: A Study of the ACC, SEC, and PAC-12 Conferences. Orthop J Sports Med, 2(8), 2325967114543901.
  4. Potter MQ, Wylie JD, Greis PE, Burks RT, Tashjian RZ (2014). Psychological distress negatively affects self-assessment of shoulder function in patients with rotator cuff tears. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 472(12), 3926-32.
  5. Beck P, Brown NA, Greis PE, Burks RT (2007). Patellofemoral contact pressures and lateral patellar translation after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med, 35(9), 1557-63.
  6. Burks RT, Crim J, Fink BP, Boylan DN, Greis PE (2005). The effects of semitendinosus and gracilis harvest in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy, 21(10), 1177-85.
  7. Greis PE, Dean M, Hawkins RJ (1996). Subscapularis tendon disruption after Bankart reconstruction for anterior instability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 5(3), 219-22.


  1. Greis PE, Bardana DD, Holmstrom MC, Burks RT (2002). Meniscal injury: I. Basic science and evaluation. [Review]. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 10(3), 168-76.
  2. Greis PE, Holmstrom MC, Bardana DD, Burks RT (2002). Meniscal injury: II. Management. [Review]. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 10(3), 177-87.
  3. Warner JJ, Greis PE (1998). The treatment of stiffness of the shoulder after repair of the rotator cuff. [Review]. Instr Course Lect, 47, 67-75.

Book Chapter

  1. Greis PE, Burks RT (2003). Arthroscopic Menisectomy. In McGinty, Burkhaust, Jackson, Johnson, Richmond (Eds.), Operative Arthroscopy (3rd Edition, pp. 218-231).


  1. Greis, PE, Kuhn, JH, Schultheis, J, Hintermeister, R, Hawkins, RJ (1996). Validation of the Lift Off Test and Analysis of Subscapularis Activity During Maximal Internal Rotation [Abstract]. Ortho. Trans, 20(2), 428.


  1. Greis PE, Scuderi MG, Mohr RA, Bachus KN, Burks RT (2001). Glenohumeral Articular Contact Areas and Pressures Following Labral and Osseous Injury to the Anterior-Inferior Quadrant of the Glenoid. Poster session presented at Orthopedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA.

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