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Diabetic retinopathy is primarily the result of diabetes damaging the normal blood vessels in the retina. It is the most common cause of visual…
Dr. Christensen is a graduate of Duke University Medical School and is Board Certified in Ophthalmology. He completed a vitreoretinal fellowship and has advanced training in vitreoretinal diseases. He performed over 1,000 surgeries during his fellowship training. Dr. Christensen has a special interest in diabetic retinopathy and speaks Spanish fluently.
An Outstanding Educational Background
Undergraduate: Bigham Young University, Provo, UT, summa cum laude
Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Internship: Spartanburg Regional Hospital, Spartanburg, SC
Ophthalmology Residency: University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship: Retina Consultants of Alabama/University of Alabama at Birmingham
Honored by His Colleagues
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Merit Scholarship, Duke University School of Medicine
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Teaching and Training New Doctors
Vitreoretinal Surgeon – Clinical Instructor – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Recognized Expert in New Therapies for Retinal and Macular Diseases
Dr. Christensen has conducted research in the field of retinal ischemia and surgical outcomes.
Dr. Christensen has particiapated in mission trips to Kenya and volunteered at Tenwek Mission Hospital. He resides in Lakeland, FL and is happily married with two children. Dr. Christensen enjoys tennis, running, and traveling with his family.