Craig Adam Skolnick, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: July 7th, 2016.


2012 - Present Adjunct Clinical Professor / Clinical Site Director, Palm Beach State College


July 13, 2001 - August 31, 2007 Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the Palm Beaches / University of Miami School of Medicine


2000-2001 Clinical Fellow, Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 6th, 2001
1997-2000 Resident, Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, IL, June 30th, 2000
1996-1997 Intern, Transitional Medicine, Louis A. Weiss Memorial / University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL, June 19th, 1997
1992-1996 Medical Doctor, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, June 7th, 1996
1988-1992 Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 1st, 1992


2002-present Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
2001-present State of Florida Medical Licensure
2000-2002 State of Minnesota Medical Licensure
1998-present Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
1996-2000 State of Illinois Temporary Medical Licensure


Book Chapters:

Skolnick C., External Eye Manifestations of Biological and Chemical Warfare. In Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Cornea, 5th edition. 2019.

Skolnick C., External Eye Manifestations of Biological and Chemical Warfare. In Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Cornea, 4th edition. 2016.

Skolnick C., External Eye Manifestations of Biological and Chemical Warfare. In Krachmer JH, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Cornea, 3rd edition. 2010.

Skolnick C., External Eye Manifestations of Chemical and Biological Warfare. In Krachmer JH, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Cornea, 2nd edition. 2005.

Skolnick C., Grimmett M. Management of Pterygium. In Krachmer JH, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Cornea, 2nd edition. 2005.


Skolnick C., Doughman D. Erosive conjunctivitis and punctal stenosis secondary to docetaxel (taxotere). Eye Contact Lens 29(2):134-5, 2003.

Skolnick C., Mafee M, Goodwin J. Pneumosinus dilatans of the sphenoid sinus presenting with visual loss. J Neuro-Ophthalmol 20(4): 259-263, 2000.

Skolnick C., Fiscella R, Tessler H, Goldstein D: Gewebeplasminogen Zur Behandlung Eines Drohenden Pupillarblockglaucoms bei Patienten Mit Akuter Fibrinoser HLA-B27-positiver Iridozyklitis. Search on Glaucoma 8(4):82-84, 2000.

Skolnick C., Fiscella R, Tessler H, Goldstein D. Tissue plasminogen activator to treat impending pupillary block glaucoma in patients with acute fibrinous HLA-B27 positive iridocyclitis. Am J Ophthalmol 129(3): 363-366, 2000.

Gunji K, Skolnick C., Bednarczuk T, Benes S, Ackrell B, Cochran B, Kennerdell J, and Wall J. Eye muscle antibodies in patients with ocular myasthenia gravis: possible mechanism for eye muscle inflammation in acetylcholine-receptor antibody-negative patients. Clin Immunol and Immunopathol 87(3): 276-281, 1998.

Fujita R, Skolnick C., Pakstis A, Yang-Feng T, and Swaroop A. Dinucleotide polymorphism at the DXS1178 locus is tightly linked to PGK1 at Xq13. Human Genetics 95: 467-468, 1995.

Farjo Q, Jackson A, Xu J, Gryzenia M, Skolnick C., Agarwal N, and Swaroop A. Molecular characterization of the murine neural retina leucine zipper gene, nrl. Genomics 18: 216-222, 1993.

Swaroop A, Xu J, Pawar H, Jackson A, Skolnick C., and Agarwal N. A conserved retina-specific gene encodes a basic motif/leucine zipper domain. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 89: 266-270, 1992.


Huang AJW, Skolnick C.A. Lamellar sclerokeratoplasty for ocular surface reconstruction. The 2nd Global Chinese Ophthalmic Conference. Abstract Book: 29, 2002.

Fujita R, Ayon D, Skolnick C., Yang-Feng T, and Swaroop A. Isolation, characterization, and subcloning of YACs spanning OTC, CGD, RP3, and McLeod phenotype loci. Cytogenet Cell Genet 64: 177, 1993.


Cameron S, Skolnick C., Huang A, Holland E, and Doughman D. Clinical surgical outcomes of corneal opacifications in iris hypoplasia using limbal stem cell transplant. CLAO conference 01/31/02 – 02/02/02


12/98 – 06/00 - “Retinal thickness analysis in patients with glaucoma”; resident research project with Mahnaz Shahidi, Ph.D. and Balaji Gupta, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

06/93 – 09/93 - “The role of autoantibodies in myasthenia gravis and thyroid eye disease”; Roessler Scholarship for research with Susan C. Benes, M.D., Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

05/91 – 08/92 - “Localization of the X-linked retinitis pigmentosa gene” and “Characterization of clones of nrl, a novel retina-specific gene”; Research Assistant with Anand Swaroop, Ph.D., Departments of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI



2001-present Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society
2001-present International Ocular Surface Society
2000-2001 Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
1999-present American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons
1998-present American Academy of Ophthalmology
1997-2000 Chicago Ophthalmological Society
1992-1995 American Medical Association


2011-present North Palm Beach County Surgery Center, LLC Advisory Board
2010 North County Surgery Center Medical Executive Committee

Honors and Awards:

Medical School

Alpha Omega Alpha – Gamma chapter October 1995


Phi Beta Kappa
Degree with High Distinction (Magna Cum Laude)
Class Honors - Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years
Full Tuition Academic Scholarship – Senior year
James B. Angell Scholar (All As) – Junior year
Michigan Alumni Scholar – Freshman year