Dr. Christopher Sales, MD

Dr. Christopher Sales, MD

Ophthalmic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Sales, MD is an ophthalmic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. He specializes in ophthalmic surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

Weill Cornell Eye Associates, New York, NY

1305 York Ave Fl 12

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Corneal Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 77% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
more than 72% of peers

Dr. Sales's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Sales' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sales "Christopher S. Sales, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sales specializes in minimally-invasive corneal transplant surgery, vision correction with LASIK/PRK and advanced technology cataract surgery, intraocular lens implant exchange and iris reconstruction, and the medical and surgical treatment of corneal and external disease, including Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy and Keratoconus. Having been a patient himself when he was a medical student, he strives to provide compassionate care to all of his patients, whether they see him for a general eye checkup or for cutting-edge, minimally invasive corneal transplant surgery. Dr. Sales studied International Relations at Brown University in Providence, RI as an undergraduate, where he received the Richard Smoke Fellowship for his work with children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Tanzania, East Africa. After working in healthcare policy at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeonsin New York, he studied medicine and public health at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, where he completed an additional year of ophthalmic epidemiologic research, for which he was awarded Research Honors. As a medical student at Tufts, Dr. Sales also received the Academic Achievement Award from the Department of Public Health & Family Medicine, and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha national honors society for his "excellence in scholarship" and pursuit of the "highest ideals in medicine." After serving as an intern in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, he completed his ophthalmology residency training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where he received the Resident Consultant of the Year Award on two separate occasions from the County and University Hospitals for his commitment to patient care, collegial service, and bedside teaching. Dr. Sales completed his training in advanced corneal transplant surgery, reconstructive ocular surgery, and laser vision correction under world-renowned ophthalmic surgeons Mark Terry and Mike Straiko, at the Devers Eye Institute in Portland, OR, where he also worked closely with the Lions VisionGift Eye Bank in translational and clinical corneal transplant research. Prior to joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Sales practiced at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston in MA, where he taught Corneal Fellows as part of a training program shared with Tufts University Medical Center. Dr. Sales is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, and the Paton Society for Corneal Transplant Surgery and Eye Banking, among other professional societies. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sales ""Patients are at the center of our world at Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology. They are our lifeblood, our family. It is our privilege not only to take care of them and to educate them about their health, but most of all, to get to know them as people." -- Chris Sales.

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

8  Conditions Treated

  • Blepharitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dry Eyes
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Iris Diseases
  • Keratoconus
  • Keratomalacia
  • Pterygium

20  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lens Implant Surgery
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Stanford University Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Devers Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sales has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sales to family and friends
8 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sales' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Sales is a wonderful doctor with vast knowledge and experience in his field, very patient explanations of procedures, and genuine warmth and patient accessibility.. I’ve undergone one very successful eye surgery last week by Dr. Sales and my vision has greatly improved. I will have surgery...more
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Dr. Sales was very thorough, he answered all of our questions and we did not feel rushed.
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I presented to Dr. Sales with a traumatic cornea that got infected. The trauma was close to my visual field. Dr. Sales saved the vision in my left eye. He explained his plan of treatment in a sensitive and comprehensive manner. He had a compassionate and professional demeanor. He was always...more
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My experience with dr. Salas covers 2 years, two patients, and Care from major cataract extractions in a 90 plus year old gentleman to a very minor fix for something in my eye. He is careful skilled, and personable and I can recommend him without without reservation.
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Dr Sales is simply put the best doctor I have ever had.
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