Christopher J. Russo, MDContact Info
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PAInternship
Winthrop University Hospital, SUNY Stony BrookResidency
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute at the University of Colorado, Denver
American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Christopher Russo grew up in Long Island, NY. He attended Villanova University where he majored in biology. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internal medicine internship at Winthrop University Hospital at SUNY Stony Brook. He then went on to specialize in ophthalmology with a residency at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute at the University of Colorado. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
After his training, Dr. Russo spent five years in New Hampshire with White Mountain Eye Care, an affiliate of Speare Memorial Hospital. He joined the Starling Physicians Eye Center in 2015.
Dr. Russo provides comprehensive eye care to adults and children. This includes routine eye exams, diabetic eye exams, vision screenings, and prescription of glasses and contact lenses. He screens for a number of eye conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. One of his areas of specialty is anterior segment surgery, which involves surgery to the cornea due to growths, injuries, dry eye, or other conditions.
Dr. Russo prides himself on spending extra time with his patients to discuss their issues, educate them, and craft a personalized treatment plan. He likes the team approach to care at the Starling Physicians Eye Center.
When he is not working, Dr. Russo enjoys family time with his wife and three young children.
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Small incision and laser cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery, comprehensive eye care for the entire family
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Glaucoma Society