Academic Profile

Christopher J. Gee, M.D. received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He first completed a degree in American Studies from Brigham Young University. Upon completing medical school, he attended Wake Forest University for a year as an Internal Medicine intern, followed by 2 years as an ophthalmology resident and 1 year as Chief Ophthalmology Resident. Dr. Gee was selected by the faculty of Wake Forest for the J. Bryan Sloan III Award for his research in ocular melanomas. Dr. Gee spent an additional 2 years at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA as the Frederic G. Rappaport and Rosalind Alcott Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow and Clinical Instructor. While at UCLA Dr. Gee participated in the first stem cell transplant research project in the world and was honored by the residents for his efforts as a teacher and mentor. He also participated in numerous FDA trials and research.


Dr. Gee is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been involved in research on eye tumors, diabetic disease, Age Related Macular Degeneration, surgical techniques and eye trauma associated with natural and man-made disasters. He has presented his research at national meetings and is published in prestigious journals. He holds several professional memberships including the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Utah Ophthalmology Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. His professional interests include diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, eye trauma, eye tumors, retinal detachment repair, and all surgical disease of the retina.

Dr. Gee enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and 5 boys. He is actively involved in Scouting, downhill skiing, cycling, and camping.