CHRISTOPHER SMITH M.D.
Dr. Smith is a fellowship trained, board certified ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who has special training in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders) who brings many years of experience as well as up-to-date treatments to Park City.
He graduated from the medical school University of Texas Medical Branch in Austin, Texas. He completed an ophthalmology residency program at Saint Louis University. He was named Top Resident in his class and served as the Chief Resident during his training in Saint Louis. He successfully completed one of the top cornea/refractive fellowships in the country at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked several years and was very busy as the only cornea/refractive trained ophthalmologist serving the eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming areas. He acquired Mountain Valley Eye Institute in 2021, with the aim of maintaining excellent eye care to the Park City region.
He provides highly valued ophthalmology expertise including: advanced and routine cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens placement, refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, and ICL), up-to-date corneal transplantation surgery, pterygium removal, anterior segment surgeries, microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), advanced dry eye care, as well as glaucoma and retina care. He also provides comprehensive eye exams and prescribes glasses and contact lenses.
He has published in multiple ophthalmology journals. He loves teaching and training others and frequently presents at different continuing medical education (CME) conferences. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, and the Utah Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. Smith is currently providing services in Park City, Utah, as well as Evanston, Wyoming. He is performing surgeries in the Eye Institute of Utah in Salt Lake City, Heber Valley Hospital and Evanston Regional Hospital.
JOHN B. FASSIO, M.D.
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 25 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 Cum 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 1-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 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. Along with his primary focus on 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 15 years.
Dr. Fassio provides a wide range of eye care services and enjoys providing basic eye care services in all of his Utah offices. Dr. Fassio has performed more than 6,000 cataract surgeries over the past 25 years. He specializes in advanced cataract surgical procedures and offers a wide variety of lens implant options so patients can be less dependent on glasses. He also has special interest in the medical, surgical and laser treatment of glaucoma. He is currently
performing some of the most advanced minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries.
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 developed the Physicians Surgical Center in Salt Lake City, which is an eyespecific surgical center. Dr. Fassio enjoys performing most of his surgical procedures at the Physicians Surgical Center and Evanston Regional Hospital.
ADAM BOWMAN, M.D.
Dr. Bowman is a board certified ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who has special training in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders). He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University, where he maintained a 4-year academic scholarship and graduated in the top 5% of his class (Magna Cum Laude).
He then completed medical school at the Tulane University School of Medicine, where he maintained a 4-year academic scholarship and graduated in the top 3% of his class. He received various honors and awards including being a junior year inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Merck Manual award.
He completed a 1-year internship at LDS Hospital. This was followed by a 3-year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Virginia Health System. He served as Chief Resident during his final year of physician training where he enjoyed directing care at the comprehensive eye clinic and teaching other residents.
After his residency, Dr. Bowman was in private practice in Davis County for 7 years. During this time, he performed thousands of eye procedures. He has been involved in advocacy efforts including traveling to Washington DC in support of access to health care for senior citizens. He enjoys teaching and has given numerous lectures to Utah’s ophthalmic technicians at their annual meetings.
Dr. Bowman is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Utah Ophthalmology Society. He is an active member of the Utah Medical Association and he currently serves as the President of the Davis County Medical Society.
Dr. Bowman provides a variety of eye care services including cataract surgery, LASIK and PRK, and injections for macular degeneration and retinal disease. He also provides general eye care for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and dry eye syndrome. He is happy to see patients of all ages and is honored to be working with Doctors Fassio and Smith at all of the Mountain Valley Eye Institute offices.