Dr. Chris J. Gualtieri (pronounced gwal -tea - air - ee) received his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of San Diego in 1983. As a graduate student, he worked at the University of California, San Diego genetics lab as a photographic technician and then work closely with Dr. Perry S. Binder as an ophthalmology research technician.
He completed 4 years of medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he received his M.D. degree in 1990. Dr. Gualtieri completed a 1-year internship at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (now Scripps Mercy) in 1991.
He then moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he completed his ophthalmology residency training at prestigious Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine. In his last year Dr. Gualtieri served as Chief Resident of Ophthalmology. He remained in Winston-Salem to practice general ophthalmology for 4 years prior to moving to San Diego in June of 1999.Dr. Gualtieri has enjoyed caring for his patients and looks forward to many more productive years using the latest technology, equipment, and techniques to give his patients the BEST in eye care. Dr. Gualtieri also enjoys teaching other ophthalmologist as well as medical students and residents new and important innovations in his field through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on training sessions. Dr. Gualtieri likes to educate the public on recent eyecare developments through his community lectures.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS -
Board Certification - American Board of Ophthalmology recertified to 2017