Elena M. Gianfermi, MD

Elena Gianfermi, MD is a board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus surgeon. Dr. Gianfermi specializes in the treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes, misaligned eyes) in children and adults, pediatric cataract surgery, pediatric eyelid abnormalities and the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity. She sees patients at Children’s Eye Care’s Clinton Township, Detroit and Dearborn offices.

Dr. Gianfermi is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Wayne State University. She teaches pediatric ophthalmology fellows as well as ophthalmology residents from Beaumont Eye Institute, Henry Ford Health System, Kresge Eye Institute and Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Gianfermi is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Gianfermi is primarily affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Beaumont Hospital and Ascension St. John’s Hospital.  She’s also on staff at Hurley Medical Center to service the neonatal intensive care unit by screening premature babies’ eyes for retinopathy of prematurity.

Dr. Gianfermi has been recognized as a Top Doc by Hour Detroit.


Dr. Gianfermi and her husband have two young children. She enjoys reading, swimming, hiking, playing video games, running, jewelry design and many other crafts. Her favorite childhood cartoon character was Smurfette.

       Undergraduate Degree
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIuniversity of michigan

Medical School
Wayne State University, Detroit, MIwayne state university school of medicine

Ophthalmology Residency
Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, MIKresge Eye Institute's Ophthalmology Residency Training Program

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MIChildren's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Training Program



Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Ophthalmologist Elena Gianfermi, MD

Ascension St John Hospital Michigan Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Adult Strabismus SurgeonBeaumont Hospital Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Adult Strabismus SurgeonHurley Medical Center Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Adult Strabismus Surgeon