Dr. Fassio is a fellowship trained, board certified ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who has special training in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders) with over twenty years of clinical experience.
He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Utah where he graduated with highest honors in the top 1% of his graduating class (Summa Cam Laude) and received numerous awards including, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma.
He then completed four years of medical school at the University of Louisville, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class, and was again awarded various honors including Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, the Merck Manual Award, and the Ciba Sophomore Award.
A one year medical internship was completed at the University of Utah, then a 3 year residency in ophthalmology was completed at the University of Missouri-Colombia and Stanford University. An additional subspecialty fellowship year in advanced cataract and glaucoma surgery was then completed at the University of Utah’s Moran Eye Center. He then joined the clinical faculty (Assistant Clinical Professor) at the Moran Eye Center where he was involved with training ophthalmology residents from around the United States including Harvard University. While at the Moran, a study of surgical complications revealed Dr. Fassio having the lowest number of complications of any ophthalmologists performing eye surgeries at the Moran Eye Center.
After 10 years on the Moran faculty, Dr. Fassio started his own Ophthalmology practice, Mountain Valley Eye Institute which has offices in Heber City, Park City, Salt Lake City, and Evanston, Wyoming. Along with his primary focus in providing outstanding surgical outcomes for his patients, he published several articles and has been involved in more than 15 clinical research studies over the last 10 years.
Dr. Fassio provides a wide range of eye care services and enjoys providing basic eye care services in all of his Utah offices. He specializes in advanced cataract surgical procedures and offers a wide variety of lens implant options so patients can be less dependant on glasses. He also has special interest in the medical and laser treatment of glaucoma.
Dr. Fassio is a diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Medical Association and the Utah Ophthalmology Society.
In 2005, Dr. Fassio along with four other ophthalmologists, developed their own eye specific surgical center in Salt Lake City where he enjoys performing most of his surgical procedures. He also operates at the Moran Eye Center, Park City Medical Center, Heber Valley Medical Center and Evanston Regional Hospital.
Salt Lake City