Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

168 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

Craig J. Chaya, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

168 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2352 John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-3937 Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 213-9940 Redwood Health Center
1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 264-4464 Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology
4400 South 700 East , Suite 240
Salt Lake City, UT 84107


Craig J. Chaya, MD, is a Doctor of Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He practices at the following Moran Eye Center locations: the Redwood Health Center, Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology, and the Moran Eye Center. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a focus on the medical and surgical management of routine/complex cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Chaya also has an interest in international ophthalmology and has worked as a consultant and volunteer in Guam, Ghana, Haiti, Thailand, and Nepal.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

December 24, 2014

Dr. Chaya is one of the best eye surgeons. He is doing a great job and he needs to be provided with additional staff if possible.

December 12, 2014

Dr. Chaya is a very intelligent, professional, and thorough Doctor. I have been struggling to find a Doctor who was as caring and knowledgeable as he is and I am very glad to have him as a Doctor!

December 11, 2014

Dr Chaya is a wonderful doctor ...very skilled and his "bedside manner" is excellent

December 10, 2014

Very thorough, answers questions includes me in my care and decision making. Guides and directs.

December 08, 2014

Dr. Chaya is one of the very best doctors I have ever had. ( I have had many!) He is kind, courteous and explains everything very thouroughly and understandably.

December 05, 2014

Both the assistant and Dr. Chaya were extremely thorough and provided excellent care.

November 25, 2014

No bad experience!

November 03, 2014

Great experience. I sent my son here for his annual exam and will recommend it to my sister and mother as well.

October 28, 2014

the Attending physician was TOO professional, needs more warmth...felt like a "another number-patient" - next,,,

October 28, 2014

I always have a positive experience at the clinic

October 15, 2014

once I had his attention, Dr Chaya was much , much better in communicating than Dr. Z has been in my previous visits. I have seen 4 different physicians in each of the last 4 visits. I always ask to be seen by Dr Z when I get an apt. but I always get an associate. I

October 12, 2014

always a good experience.

October 07, 2014

The doctor was excellent. He solved a problem with my eyes that I have had for a long time. I am now able to wear contacts again. I am really grateful for the help he gave me.

October 06, 2014

Dr Chaya is excellent

October 06, 2014


October 03, 2014

Exceptional care from the doctor and I would highly recommend him.

September 30, 2014

The doctor was excellent.

September 26, 2014

I think the above speaks for my experience . I felt very much at ease with a new doctor and his staff !

September 20, 2014


September 07, 2014


August 08, 2014

The OD who referred me did not explain that it was for the possibility of laser treatment. The care provider gave me references to look up to get information about the procedure which I appreciate. I prefer to know more rather than less about what I might need to consent to. Unanswered questions I do not consider applicable to this visit.

July 01, 2014

I'm very happy with having had Dr. Chaya recommended to me by others at the Moran center.

June 30, 2014

Very nice and explained things very well. Thank you for the recommendations re dry eye care!

June 19, 2014

They were doing a great job

June 14, 2014

The doctor seemed to me to be quite young (lol) but he knew what to do and did it in a timely manor. Very complete with explanations of question we had.

May 27, 2014

Providers at this clinic always appear rushed.

May 18, 2014

This was my first visit with Dr. Chaya and I will definitely see him again in the future.

May 12, 2014

Excellent Doctor! Even though he was extremely busy this day. He gave me plenty of time to explain my condition and answer concerns!

May 11, 2014

Doctor Chaya was very good at explaining everything I needed and answered all my questions.

April 23, 2014

moved from another clinic in slc because of the excellent care and staff at Moran Clinic

April 09, 2014

dr was very concerned about me. I appreciate his bedside manner.

April 06, 2014

He was focused and informative. he was very professional and kind.

March 24, 2014

Dr. Craig J Chaya's pleasant and friendly demeanor made me feel more comfortable and less nervous. And I think he is very intelligent. My husband and I feel blessed to have had him remove my cataracts.

March 24, 2014

Dr. Chaya was referred to me becaus eof the care he has provided to other patients. I was very happy with my experience

March 02, 2014

DR Chaya was great best eye DR I have seen. I told my friends about him.

February 24, 2014

I continue to appreciate the time that Dr. Chaya takes to explain my eye problems and the choices I have for try to correct it. He is a very interested and informed doctor.

February 09, 2014

Thank you for such a great experience.

February 04, 2014

good experience

February 02, 2014

dr chaya was awesome very confident in him

January 28, 2014

The care provider who interaacted with me was knowledgeable, kind, and reassuring.

January 13, 2014

I have felt extremely well cared for.

January 06, 2014

Dr Chaya continues to show interest and concern about my problems. He is EXCELLENT about explaining my condition and possible treatment.

December 24, 2013

Dr. Chaya is excellent regarding questions and concerns. He always explains procedures and medications very well.

December 23, 2013

The doctor mentioned I should use tears to keep the dryness to a minimum and offered to provide a sample, but failed to follow up. On the other hand, he made an effort to send out the exam results to both my primary care doc and the endocrinologist.

December 17, 2013

Generaly a good experence.

December 15, 2013

Good experience and I can see so well!!!

December 05, 2013


November 27, 2013

Cannot recommend from first meeting

November 13, 2013

All caregivers were excellent.

November 04, 2013

My entire experience was a very positive one

October 21, 2013

First time with Dr Chaya. I liked him a lot.

October 18, 2013

Dr. Chaya on both visits seemed to be in a hurry.

October 14, 2013

Very good experience

October 14, 2013


September 27, 2013

the print out I received after the visit was the best I have ever seen in terms of helpful information

September 25, 2013


September 23, 2013

This Dr was the best I could ever want. I am not a easy person to think a Dr is good.

September 06, 2013

Good experience.

August 27, 2013

Felt that the doctor took the time necessary to make sure I understood what I needed to know

August 26, 2013

Felt very comfortable with my care. Everything was explained and follow up was handled well.

August 23, 2013

I will recommend this case provider to my Mom. I asked for special assistance and it was all worked out immediately.

August 12, 2013

I am very pleased to learn of Dr. Chaya's involvement in work with people in Third World countries

July 03, 2013

Dr. Chaya gave me the printout of what we talked about. There were some terms/conditions that we may have talked about but no using that terminology

June 11, 2013

This was my second visit to the Moran & I was much happier with this visit and provider than my previous visit. Dr. Chaya was very helpful and focused: listened well, explained well, answered my questions, and offered extra follow-up.

May 29, 2013

By care provider, I understood to be the doctor (Optamologist). Not the Optometrist.

May 25, 2013

Things went verry well.

April 22, 2013

Dr. Chaya is excellent about explanations of diagnosis and treatments. He projects real concern about me as a patient and the sucess of my treatments.

April 11, 2013

He showed compassion and was so friendly with my baby girl. He was able to explain what was going on and understand her follow up care. He provided excellent care.

March 25, 2013

I've been looking for an opthomologist since Dr. MacDonald left Rocky Mtn many years ago. I was VERY pleased with Dr. Chaya and will return in the future for any eye problems or needs that I have.

March 19, 2013

Dr. Craig Chaya did an outstanding job of providing careful analysis of my eye problem without raising concern about my condition. He was attentive, asked fact finding questions and seemed truly concerned about my comfort and treatment. I would recommend Dr. Chaya without question.

March 14, 2013

Dr. Chaya (? spelling), saw me after normal hours. I did not feel rushed and his service was more than excellent. He took a lot of time double checking the tests on my right eye. I normally see Dr. Zabrisky for normal appointments. Since I was very concerned about a problem with my "good" eye, Dr. Chaya more than eliminated my concerns and provided excellent service way beyond expectations.

March 08, 2013

Dr. Chaya seemed very thorough, capable and knowledgeable. My eye problem turned out to be somewhat serious, which wasn't great news, but he did not sugar-coat the situation and let me know what to expect, and what I needed to do for the best possible results.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Craig J. Chaya, MD, received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA and his BS degree from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA. He completed residencies in internal medicine at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and ophthalmology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. Additionally, he received training in international ophthalmology as a Himalayan Cataract Project/Freedom Foundation Fellow in Kathmandu and Hetauda, Nepal and completed a glaucoma fellowship at the University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center, Salt lake City, UT.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Himalayan Cataract Project/Freedman Foundation
Small Incision Cataract Surgery/Glaucoma
Fellowship University of Utah/John A. Moran Eye Center
Glaucoma Fellowship/Clinical Instructor
Residency Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Chief Resident West Los Angeles VAMC
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency West Los Angeles VAMC
Internal Medicine
Internship West Los Angeles VAMC
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Loma Linda University
Undergraduate La Sierra University
Human Biology


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